CBS Sunday Morning hit their sweet spot this morning: Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. Their shared audience is so perfect that the 50th anniversary issue of “Deja Vu” is now in the iTunes top 10 twice. It’s a great boxed set from Rhino, the outtakes, B sides, and the original record are gorgeous.
But the gossip: they all hate David Crosby, and the feeling is mutual. Crosby calls Neil Young “Snotty,” says Young “hates my guts,” and that his relationship with Graham Nash cannot be repaired.
Crosby knows Young hates him because of what he’s said about Darryl Hannah, Young’s girlfriend since his wife Peggy died (he divorced her before she became ill). So gets that.
What’s the beef with Nash? I was told some time ago that Crosby was furious with Nash for leaving his wife of 35 years for a younger woman. Not only did Crosby resent it, he had a thing for the same woman. (Yes, these people are adults.)
Crosby and Nash each observe in Anthony Mason’s excellent piece that Young was never a member of the band and didn’t even play on Nash’s two CSNY hits “Teach Your Children” and “Our House.”
If you’re interested in more on these guys, go to amazon and buy David Browne’s excellent book on them. It’s all you need to know.