Today 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.