manchester to monterey

Watching ‘How The Brits Rocked America’ last night on BBC4, there was one British musician who stood head and shoulders above the usual suspects.

Graham Nash was a member of the Hollies, who swapped Manchester for Monterey.

In the process, he played a key part in the emergence of music on the West Coast in the late 60s and early 70s.

In one archive clip in the programme, it was fascinating to see him almost shouting about the power of music to change the world.

Certainly pop music carried messages around the globe in a powerful way during that period.

Let’s hope it’s a phenomenon that we haven’t seen the last of.

The Hollies – On A Carousel

Crosby Stills Nash – Teach Your Children

How The Brits Rocked America – BBC iPlayer

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2 Responses to “manchester to monterey”

  1. kytle says:

    Thanks for posting. Graham Nash was indeed born in Blackpool, but as a child he was brought up in Salford, and the Hollies are still regarded as a Manchester band – which is where the ‘Manchester to Monterey’ connection came from.

  2. chris says:

    Graham Nash was from Blackpool.

    if my geography serves me right, they are in no way connected.

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