The first biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, whose performance at the Woodstock festival turned them into superstars and whose music and career illuminate the journey and legacy of 1960s counterculture.
Peter Doggett has been writing about popular music and social and cultural history for more than thirty years. His books include the acclaimed There's a Riot Going On- Revolutionaries, Rock Stars and the Rise and Fall of '60's Counter-culture, The Man Who Sold the World- David Bowie and the 1970s and Electric Shock-From the Gramophone to the iPhone - 125 years of Pop Music.
"Peter Dogett's book is a fascinating, rip-roaring and timely
re-telling of a corner of music history that was hugely important
but is all too often forgotten. The rehabilitation of Crosby,
Stills and Nash's reputation (and of Young's contributions here) is
"Engaging... [Doggett] use[s] the saga of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as a metaphor for the Woodstock generation and their doomed mission to return to the garden" * The Times, *Book of the Week* *
"[A] meticulous chronicle of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young... Doggett carefully charts the stalled sessions and schemes caused by this alpha-male jostling... For fans who want detailed chronology, it will be a joy, but Doggett's book is also a deft portrait of a golden age tarnishing even as the band sang" * Sunday Times *
"Especially good on the musicians early lives and early Seventies peak" * Choice *
"Doggett... presents a solid, steady, evenhanded portrait. He loves the music without being slavish, and pays each of the musicians their due" * Mail on Sunday *