When one hears the term “supergroup,” there’s likely one band that comes to mind before any other. In fact, when Paste compiled a list of the best supergroup albums of all time in 2018, this particular group of musicians appeared on the list twice, in two different iterations, one of which landed in the number one spot.
The number one spot is of course held by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and their 1970 album Déjà Vu. In the number three spot, however, is the group made up the first three of those names: Crosby, Stills & Nash, the godfathers of folk-rock, protectors of the mellow, beacons of the Laurel Canyon sound (which, in a move unrelated to CS&N, has undergone quite a resurgence this year).
On this day (Nov. 26) in 1982, the trio played a set just shy of two-hours-long at the long-shuttered Universal indoor Amphitheatre in L.A. The setlist included a stunning, nine-minute rendition of their famous “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” plus other classics like “Dark Star,” “Wooden Ships” and “Southern Cross.”
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Listen to the full Crosby, Stills & Nash concert from 1982 below.