Past Event

Graham Nash Gets Wild with The Commonwealth Club

Graham Nash, photo by Eleanor Stills
Fri, Nov 15 2013 - 7:00pm

Graham Nash, Singer; Songwriter; Author, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life

In conversation with Greg Dalton, Founder and Host of Climate One

In 1968, Graham Nash left his native England and flew to Los Angeles to visit his enchanting, brilliant girlfriend, Joni Mitchell. With one jet-lagged impromptu jam session in her house in Laurel Canyon, the magic of Crosby, Stills and Nash was born. After that, his life would change forever.

From the sounds and feelings to the girls and parties, Nash conveys the unforgettable adventures of his life through his autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life. But it's not just a relic of history. His lyrics inspired generations to "teach your children well," and Nash is a living reminder that we are the stewards of our own future. He came onto the music scene in a generation that was pushing social norms and has since become a true renaissance man. Nash co-founded Musicians United for Safe Energy and lead its famous No Nukes concerts. He maintained a parallel career in photography as a collector, a pioneer of digital imaging and an artist, capturing the often overlooked elements of everyday life.

Nash will be in San Francisco to talk about his book Wild Tales. Join us for an exclusive peek into the wild tales and issues facing today's environmental movement with one of the greats of rock and roll, art and social activism.

Note: Part of the Good Lit Series, underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation. Media sponsorship by KFOX. Photo by Eleanor Stills.