Thursday, August 22, 1974
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
CSNY Biggest show of summer
EDITOR'S NOTE: Tickets are still
available for the CSNY Cleveland
Stadium concert, August 31. They
are appearing with Santana and
The Band. Further information and
tickets are available from Grinnell's
on Main Street and at Briarwood.
By MARY CAMPBELL
AP Music Writer
NEW YORK (M-The biggest
traveling rock show of Summer-
time 1974 is a reunited super-
group called Crosby, Stills, Nash
They're in the middle of play-
ing 33 concerts in big auditor-
iums and outdoor stadiums in a
national tour which should gross
So far the response has been
enthusiastic. The critics like the
new songs. The audiences like
the new and the old - and
there's plenty of both, C, S, N
and Y play on electronic instru-
ments, an hour on acoustic ones
and switch back to the elec-
tronics for a final hour. Most
groups only play for 50 to 70
The atmosphere on the stage is
a combination happy reunion-
second honeymoon and the
mood carries over backstage.
After a show at the Nassau
Coliseum on Long Island, Da-
vid Crosby's 33rd birthday was
celebrated with a cake. Ahmet
Ertegun, chairman of the board
of the group's record company,
tells Nash: "Neil Young is a
poet and a powerhouse."
Crosby, called paranoid by
Graham Nash and Stephen
Stills, says: "It's seems like it's
a little too good to be true."
Later he says, "It's the most
fun I've ever had on a stage
in my whole life."
Nash talks about his hobby
of collecting art and rare books,
in a hotel room before one con-
cert, thrilled because he has
bought a Durer print for $75
which turns out to be a splendid
forgery from the 19th century.
But he says the only good forg-
ers were in Durer's time. He
feels he is on the brink of dis-
covery of a good, unknown ar-
Somebody in the room offers
drinks, and Crosby asks for a
soft drink, saying: "I'm a pam-
pered rock star." Stills rushes
in excited, to tell Nash: "You
got me into so much trouble."
Hooked by Nash on prints, he
has just bought three by Lau-
trec and one by Escher.
They talk politics a little,
Crosby saying: "Politics is so
close to what happens to you
every day nowadays. You bet-
ter follow it. If you don't keep
yourself involved in the demo-
GRAHAM NASH, seated left, Stephen Stills, standing, and David Crosby, three of the four members of Crosby, Stills, Nash and
Young, discuss their music at New York's Plaza Hotel. The reunited supergroup's traveling rock show of Summertime 1974 con-
sists of 33 concerts in a tour that should gross $10 million.
ratic process, they're going to Nash: "We try to talk to re- corners off of you. On this tour, Crosby agreed: "That isa
ake it away from you fast." porters about the music and there are less stands taken, less fact."
Stills cautions: "Calm down, it's a heartbreak when all they ultimatums given. We're less After the new album is cut
)avid," and Crosby insists, write about is how much money rigid than we used to be." Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
It's the truth. I'm planning on we're making and how we're During the four years since will go their separate ways, un
aliming down when I get in my pampered rock stars. Neil the supergroup - so called be- til, Nash says: "There i
Os." Young doesn't talk to anybody; cause each came to it from a enough music to be made tc
Then they talk to a reporter he has been burned. Us fools, previous group where he had come back together."
bout being back together again on the other hand, will try to starred - broke up, each had It might be just in time for
nd getting along with each communicate what it is we're stayed in music. another tour next summer, bu
ther. really trying to do." "It developed during the Nash won't commit himself.
"The ego that drives us on Stills: "It's really groovy go- years I really began to miss "There are no rules with this
he stage in the first place can ing on the road now. "I've been their energy," said Nash. "I band. We just know we don'
ause terrific problems," Stills trying to explain that to Ringo think the four of us were much want to outgrow being wit
ays. We were younger when Starr of the disbanded Beatles. more important than any other each other. We don't want tc
'e were together before in 1969 I don't know if he believed me; combination of us." overdo it and shy away again.'
id '7n a d w fn'did a - z , i _ -_z - _
ana°u ana we aintLunaer-
stand that our egos could lead
to the kind of fusses we had
then. I don't think we've raised
our voices since we've been
Crosby: "But the only im-
portant thing is'that we're mak-
ing people happy through play-
ing music; that is the only
magical thing. Music is mak-
ing more people happy on this
planet than anything except
he's been through a lot of
years when it was very kooky."
A recording of old Crosby,
Stills, Nash and Young mater-
ial, called "So Far," will be
released soon and after the
tour and a couple of weeks of
relaxation, they'll cut an album
of new songs they've been per-
"Everybody is trying a lot
harder to have a sense of ev-
erybody else's worth," Crosby
says. "Time will knock the
a .. _ l _ .. .._."
Exiled Blues and Jazz
Festival lineup announced
Rainbow Multi-Media Creative Direc-
tor John Sinclair announced the follow-
ing schedule of artists for the Ann Arbor
Blues & Jazz Festival in Exile:
9 Friday night: The James Brown
Revue, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, The Per-
suasians, and -the John Nicholas Blues
All-Stars featuring Hubert Sumlin, Mack
Thompson, and S. P. Leary.
* Saturday afternoon: "New Jazz of
Detroit" (in association with Strata Re-
cords) -- Charles Moore's Shattering Ef-
fect, the Lyman Woodard Organization
featuring Ron English and Leonard King,
Mixed Bag, and the Eddie Nuccilli Big
" Saturday night: Luther Allison and
his band. The Cecil Taylor Unit; Jimmy
"Fast Fingers" Dawkins and his band
(winner of the Grand Prix du Disques,
Paris, for 1972), Hound Dog Taylor & the
Houserockers, and introducing Detroit
vocalist Ursula Walker with Kenn Cox
and the Guerrilla Jam Band.
. Sundayafternoon: u"Detroit Blues'
with John Lee Hooker and his band, Jun-
ior Walker and the All Stars, Johnnie
Mae Matthews and her band, Black Nas-
ty, Boogie Woogie Red with the John
Nicholas Blues All-Stars, One String
Sam, and Little Junior Cannady and his
0 Sunday night: B. B. King, The Gil
Evans Orchestra, Albert Collins and his
band, Sunnyland Slim Blues Band, and
Robert Junior Lockwood.
The Festival in Exile will be held at
Griffin Hollow Amphitheatre at St. Clair
College, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Fri-
day, Saturday and Sunday, September 6-
7-8 and is produced by Rainbow Multi-
Media of Ann Arbor in association with
CKLW Radio and St. Clair College, both
of Windsor, Ontario. The Griffin Hollow
Amphitheatre has a capacity of 12,000
persons seated on the grassy slopes of
the concert bowl, located six miles from
the Detroit-Windsor border.
Showtimes are Friday, Saturday and
Sunday nights: 7:00 to 12:00 p.m., Sat-
urday and Sunday afternoon: 12:00 noon
to S:30 p.m. Tickets for all five shows
over the three-day Festival weekend are
$22, which includes $2 Canadian tax.
LaMonde (Larry Coven) addresses his mistress, Simone (Linda Feinberg) in
"People are Better Off in Zoos," a drama of the Paris Commune of 1871.
Performances are August 22, 23, and 24 at the Arena Stage in the Frieze Bldg.
Admission is free and children under 12 will not be admitted.