14 December 2013
368 pages, Publisher: Crown Archetype; First Edition edition (September 17, 2013)
"Graham Nash"'s songs defined a generation and helped shape the history of Rock and roll—he's written over 200 songs, including such classic hits as "Carrie Anne", "On A Carousel", "Simple Man", "Our House", "Marrakesh Express", and "Teach Your Children".
From the opening salvos of the British Rock Revolution to the last shudders of Woodstock, he has rocked and rolled wherever music mattered.
Now Graham is ready to tell his story: his lower-class childhood in post-war England, his early days in the British Invasion group "The Hollies"; becoming the lover and muse of "Joni Mitchell" during the halcyon years, when both produced their most introspective and important work; meeting "Stephen Stills" and "David Crosby" and reaching superstardom with "Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young"; and his enduring career as a solo musician and political activist.
Nash has valuable insights into a world and time many think they know from the outside but few have experienced at its epicenter, and equally wonderful anecdotes about the people around him: "The Beatles", "The Rolling Stones", "Jimi Hendrix", "Cass Elliot", "Bob Dylan", and other Rock luminaries.
From London to Laurel Canyon and beyond, "Wild Tales" is a revealing look back at an extraordinary life—with all the highs and the lows; the love, the sex, and the jealousy; the politics; the drugs; the insanity—and the sanity—of a magical era of music.