December 21, 1968

December21Today in 1968, David Crosby (formerly of The Byrds), Stephen Stills (formerly of Buffalo Springfield) and Graham Nash (formerly of The Hollies) performed together for the first time at a concert in California.

By 1968, each member’s respective band had either dissolved or asked said member to leave.

Stills and Crosby began to informally write together, and at a party at Joni Mitchell’s house in July 1968, Nash improvised a third harmony to ‘You Don’t Have To Cry’. The band realized they had something good and recorded a demo. They were eventually signed to Atlantic Records by Ahmet Ertegun, who had been a fan of Buffalo Springfield.

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