Young added a bit of balls.
This was the ultimate West Coast super-group of the sixties.
Graham Nash had left the Hollies because of their narrow Pop sensibilities and headed for the delights of Laurel Canyon with its band of pioneering musicians and singer-songwriters. He was looking to soak up that alternative vibe being created by the West Coast bands and wanted broader horizons with more depth than could be achieved with a British Beat group still looking to churn out chart hits. He was fired with idealism and the desire to change the world, produce music that had integrity and feel fulfilled. He ended up living with Joni Mitchell who was one of the greatest songwriters of the era so I guess things went well.
Stephen Stills was a major force in Buffalo Springfield who were one of the top West Coast bands. He brought his song-writing skills, voice and exceptional guitar playing.
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