American legends Crosby, Stills And Nash made it to Glastonbury today (June 27) – playing a host of hits as well as two covers from their forthcoming Rick Rubin-produced new album including their take on a Rolling Stones number.
Taking to the Pyramid Stage in blazing sunshine a day after their old bandmate Neil Young played the bash for the first time, the trio performed a string of classics from their late 1960s/early ’70s pomp, when they rivalled the likes of The Beatles for the title of the world’s biggest band.
Highlights included set opener ‘Southern Cross’, crowd favourites ‘Marrakesh Express’ and ‘Long Time Gone’, and their cover of The Rolling Stones‘ 1967 classic ‘Ruby Tuesday’, which features on their upcoming as-yet untitled album.
Crosby, Stills And Nash, watched by festival boss Michael Eavis, included covers by The Grateful Dead (‘Uncle John’s Band’, the other song taken from the new album) as well as ‘Rock And Roll Woman’ and ‘For What It’s Worth’ by Stephen Stills and Neil Young‘s old band Buffalo Springfield.
Crosby, Stills And Nash played:
‘Long Time Gone’
‘Rock And Roll Woman’
‘Uncle John’s Band’
‘Almost Cut My Hair’
‘For What It’s Worth’
‘Teach Your Children’
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