Friday, January 20, 2023

Crosby, Stills & Nash: Folk Rock Supergroup 6 Decades of Rolex

David Crosby

Belongs To The Ages


I am sad to report that legendary recording artist David Crosby now belongs to the ages. In my mind, David's passing represents the end of an era. So let's hop in The Rolex Time Machine and go back and explore his amazing career achievements.

The Dan Rather interview offers a great deal of insight into David Crosby's fascinating challenges in life, and we see him rocking his Rolex Submariner...

The screen shot below is from the Dan Rather 2015 interview seen above and notice both David Crosby and Stephen Stills are both rocking stainless steel Rolex Submariner models!?!! Talk about great minds thinking alike!!!

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Amazing Folk Rock Supergroup

with Rolex Keeping Their Time

Crosby, Stills & Nash was one of the most popular folk rock supergroups of all time, and as we will soon see, they have been wearing Rolex Submariner watches for four decades. They are pictured below in this first photo in 1969 just before they played Woodstock, and Stephen Stills (center) is wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner which you will see better later in this story.

Crosby, Stills and Nash were best known for their trademark sound which fuses magnificent vocal harmonies with amazing lyrics. All three band members have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and their music literally defended an era.

Judy Blue Eyes

Live at Woodstock 1969

Rolex Submariner

Crosby, Stills and Nash blew everybody's mind when they performed live at Woodstock in 1969, and their version of Judy Blue Eyes is just amazing!!!! As a matter of fact, Woodstock 1969 was the first time they ever performed together as a band, and in my opinion I believe it is one of the greatest live performances ever captured on film!!

An interesting point is that in Judy Blue Eyes, Crosby, Stills and Nash sing the last chorus in Spanish, and they sing:

Que linda me la traiga Cuba,
La reina de la Mar Caribe.
Cielo sol no tiene sangre alli,
y que triste que no puedo vaya,
Oh va, oh va, va.

Translated from Spanish to English they are singing:

"Oh, what beauty Cuba brings me,
The queen of the Caribbean Sea,
Sunny Sky has no blood over there,
And how sad that I cannot go,
Oh go, oh go, go."

The band members from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young came from 1960s rock bands, The Byrds, The Hollies and Buffalo Springfield. They introduced their first album in 1969 to critical acclaim.

Down By The River
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

On and off over the years, Crosby, Stills and Nash have been joined by Neil Young as seen in the following 1969 video:

BBC Live Performance with Crosby & Nash

This next BBC Concert video was shot live in 1970 and it is really something else to see this live unplugged, acoustical performance!!!!

Stephen Stills is pictured below jamming with Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones

Steven Stills was a member of short-lived iconic band 1960s band, Buffalo Springfield who sang the famous 1967 hit titled 'For what it's worth' which you can watch below.

Stephen Stills is pictured below in 1972 sporting his Rolex Submariner

Stephen Stills is pictured again in 1973 wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner

Carry On
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Live At Wembley Stadium 1974

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young are best known for their vocal harmonies and their amazing guitar playing. In this live video of Carry On, shot live at Wembley in 1974, these crispy-critters seriously rock out!!!

In the photo below, taken in 1982, we see Graham Nash on the far left with record industry super-producer, Ahmet Ertegn, and Stephen Stills on the far right.

Teach Your Children

Love The One You're With

Southern Cross

In this next photo taken many years ago we see David Crosby with his wife, and he is wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner.

Here is another photo of David Crosby wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner.

In this next photo we see actress, comedian, and talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres with David Crosby. Ellen of course is a Rolex fanatic.

In this last image we see Crosby, Stills and Nash today. Their partnership has spanned over 5 decades with David Crosby and Stephen Stills wearing Rolex Submariner watches.

Marrakesh Express

Traveling Twice The Speed Of Sound

We Are Stardust

The photo below of Steven Stills was taken in 2022 and shows him rocking his Rolex Submariner. That means he is now a member of the 50 Year Wearing Rolex Club!!! 

The image below of Steven Stills was taken from the recent Dan Rather interview that you can watch toward the top of this story.

In the photos below taken years ago we see Stephen Stills wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner.  It is amazing how many famous guitarists wear Rolex Submariner models.