Today’s Blimp Time Hop
Over the past 30 years of being part of Blimp air staff, I’ve had the privilege of meeting many iconic figures in the world of rock. None have been more friendly and genuine than Graham Nash.
The first time I met him was in March of 2000 at the Garden in Boston. This was when Crosby, Stills and Nash went on tour with Neil Young. They had just released their 3rd and final C.S.N.Y. album, Looking Forward.
As if that wasn’t enough, I got to meet him again in August of 2004 right here in Portland. C.S.N. played a show at the Civic Center. After the concert, David Crosby and Graham Nash walked with me from the backstage door across Monument Square to One City Center. This was for an appearance on a live broadcast of Rockline originating from the WBLM studios with the late, great Bob Coburn hosting from Los Angeles. Graham Nash also paid WBLM another visit on Record Store Day in 2016 before his appearance at BullMoose Music. Here promoting his latest album This Path Tonight, he chatted live on air with Tommy C.
We count 12 live Maine performances from 1982 to 2017. Thanks for being great Blimpville over the years, Graham!
Graham Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. The first time with Crosby Stills and Nash in 1997 and again with The Hollies in 2010. He is a man of peace who has always stood up for social justice with his long history of activism. In addition to being a legendary songwriter with an angelic tenor voice, Graham is also an accomplished photographer. Above all, he is a celebrity who has remained down to earth and very kind. Happy 76th Birthday to the great Graham Nash!