Graham Nash

One of the most enduring figures of the 1960s counterculture movement, Graham Nash, OBE, was a key member of two major musical acts of the decade, and as such, contributed greatly to the culture of the period through songs and statements. He launched his career with the Hollies, who rose from the British beat scene with his crystalline vocals and songwriting on memorable pop hits like "Bus Stop" and "Carrie Ann." Disappointed by lack of interest in his progressive work, he relocated to the States, where he teamed with Stephen Stills and David Crosby to form Crosby, Stills & Nash. Their blend of gorgeous harmony and pointed political statements on songs like "Ohio," and "Teach Your Children" made them the standard bearers of the Woodstock Nation, which was further enhanced by the addition of Neil Young. But ego clashes and substance issues tore the supergroup apart in the early 1970s, leaving Nash to join with Crosby as a duo until his storied drug problems sidelined him for years. Over the decades, Nash would reunite with Stills and Crosby for new albums, which saw diminishing returns with each release. For his contributions to the music industry, Nash was twice elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and remained one of the scene's most prolific and dedicated members.