Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life by Graham Nash

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Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life Read Online Free - From Graham Nash the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every classic rock fan.
Graham Nash's songs defined a generation and helped shape the history of rock and roll he s written over 200 songs, including such classic hits as "Carrie Anne," On A Carousel, "Simple Man," "Our House," Marrakesh Express, and "Teach Your Children." From the opening salvos of the British Rock Revolution to the last shudders of Woodstock, he has rocked and rolled wherever music mattered. Now Graham is ready to tell his story: his lower-class childhood in post-war England, his early days in the British Invasion group The Hollies; becoming the lover and muse of Joni Mitchell during the halcyon years, when both produced their most introspective and important work; meeting Stephen Stills and David Crosby and reaching superstardom with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and his enduring career as a solo musician and political activist. Nash has valuable insights into a world and time many think they know from the outside but few have experienced at its epicenter, and equally wonderful anecdotes about the people around him: the Beatles, the Stones, Hendrix, Cass Elliot, Dylan, and other rock luminaries. From London to Laurel Canyon and beyond, "Wild Tales" is a revealing look back at an extraordinary life with all the highs and the lows; the love, the sex, and the jealousy; the politics; the drugs; the insanity and the sanity of a magical era of music."

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ISBN : 0385367538
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 0 pages


Julie Christine rated it ★★★☆☆

August 05, 2016

Don't do coke. I participated in a memoir writing workshop recently and the guy across from me--a journalist from a local paper--talked about the memoir he's planning. He's met a bunch of 60s and 70s rock stars and his chapters would be built around those musicians and what their music meant to h...

Snidely rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 22, 2013

You know how sometimes you read a book or a story about someone you like and afterwards you like them less? That's what this book did for me. Nash told many details of starting his adult years as an under-educated lad from a blue-collar family. Today, he is still an under-educated lad who has spe...

Eric rated it ★★★★☆

November 13, 2013

The warts-and-all history of one of the 1970's most iconic musical groups, told by the sanest member of the quartet. Nash is admirably honest about both his failings and the struggles that each member of CSNY overcame during their 40 year journey. The most striking thing about the tale is the lov...

PennsyLady (Bev) rated it ★★★★★

January 16, 2016

I had no idea where to direct my thoughts on Wild Tales... Simply...it was one of the best written musical autobiographies I've ever read. I listened to Graham Nash deliver his story and had a hard copy to the side to see the photos included. candid... surprisingly heartwarming...sometimes heart-wre...

Brennan rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 30, 2015

For the sake of full disclosure, I've never been a huge CSN fan, though Deja Vu is a true classic. I have, however, always enjoyed Graham Nash's ear for a good pop song, I think "Songs for Beginners" and "Wild Tales" are really enjoyable albums. I've never been enamored with Nash's lyrics, howeve...

Jeff rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 17, 2013

As a long-time fan of Graham Nash's work first with The Hollies and then as part of Crosby, Stills & Nash (and sometimes Young), I came to the reading of "Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life" with a bit of apprehension. Would it be another self-indulgent memoir from an aging rocker? (Regrettab...

Todd rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 18, 2014

I suppose if possible I would give the book 2 1/2 stars but mostly because of the era described and certainly not for Graham's writing. As someone else noted on Goodreads, I actually think I like Graham Nash less now after reading his book. At times severely sanctimonious (yes, he did drugs and c...

Larry rated it ★★★☆☆

August 11, 2016

Right up front, I can recommend this book ... although with some reservations. Nash is brutally honest (or at least I think he's honest) about himself, Crosby, Stills and Young. I think he gives more credit to the other three than he claims for himself artistically. The book is especially good ab...

Jane rated it ★★★★★

September 27, 2013

I'm a huge CSN fan, and have been looking forward to this book since I first heard it was in the works. I've already read David's two autobiographies and was very interested in getting Graham's take on things. I had half-expected to be a little bored with the pre-CSN part of his life, but that wa...

False rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 10, 2014

Very disappointing. A self-serving book, and the author is careful to present himself in a good light. He is quick to point out the flaws and full reports of the hedonistic lifestyle on his bandmates, but he is much more cautious in his own revelations. Being a singer is a gift. You can learn to...

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