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Graham William Nash' (born February 2, 1942) is an English-born singer-songwriter known for his light tenor vocals and songwriting contributions in pop group The Hollies and folk-rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and as a photography collector and photographer.
Nash was born in Blackpool, England during World War II. In the early 1960s he was a leading member of The Hollies, one of the UK's most successful pop groups ever. Although recognised as a key member of the group, he seldom sang lead vocals, although he did write many of the band's songs, most often in collaboration with Allan Clarke. Nash was pivotal in the forging of a sound and lyrics showing an obvious hippie influence on The Hollies' album 'Butterfly' a collection that brought differing opinions concerning the band's musical direction to the fore.
In 1968, after a visit to the USA during which he had been introduced to David Crosby in Laurel Canyon and had begun experimenting with drugs, Nash left The Hollies at the height of their fame, to form a new group with Crosby and Stephen Stills, a threesome at first, and later a foursome with Neil Young - Crosby, Stills, Nash ...