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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