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Crosby, Stills and Nash: “Just a Song Before I Go”

The Hook: Nash wrote it on a dare.

Album: CSN

Year: 1977

Writer: Graham Nash

Stats: CSN’s highest-charting hit on the Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at number-seven.

Background: Graham Nash and David Crosby may not be communicating these days, but back in the day Crosby told us how Nash came to write “Just a Song Before I Go.”

David Crosby on how Graham Nash came to write “Just a Song Before I Go.” OC:…like that. :19

“He was at a friend of his’ house and he was waiting to go to the airport, and the friend was, y’know, a little bit of a smart aleck and said, ‘Hey, you know we got 20 minutes before we have to leave, you’re such a hot songwriter, why don’t you just toss one off?’ Sort of as a challenge. He wrote that bang, just like that.”

Crosby, Stills & Nash Just A Song Before I Go

Uploaded by Eric Balajadia on 2011-11-15.




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