Graham Nash is an 80-year-old British American songwriter, singer, and musician who has been working for over six decades. His full name is Graham William Nash, yet he is popularly known as Graham Nash. Nash received popularity from his rock bands Crosby, Stills & Nash, and the Hollies. Later, the band transformed into Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) when Neil Young joined them. Nash was also appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Graham Nash’s net worth is 50 million as of 2022, making him the second richest CSNY singer.
Keep reading to learn more about Graham Nash’s life and income.
Graham Nash Early Life
Nash was born on February 2, 1942, in Blackpool, England. His parents named him Graham William Nash. His mother moved to Blackpool from Salford due to World War II. However, his family eventually went back to Salford after the war. He holds dual citizenship with the United States and the United Kingdom.
Graham Nash Relationships
Graham Nash married Rose Eccles in 1964. Unfortunately, they got separated in 1996. His second marriage was to Susan Sennett. The couple spent 38 years together and decided to divorce in 2016. Later, he got married to Amy Grantham in April 2019. There is not much information about this marriage, as the couple has not disclosed any significant details. Nash is a father to three children.
Graham Nash Career
Graham Nash started his professional career in music with his friend Allan Clarke in 1962. They co-founded The Hollies and released their debut album, “Stay with The Hollies,” in January 1964. The album became immensely popular and received positive reviews. They also released famous songs like ‘So Lonely,’ ‘Just One Look,’ ‘On a Carousel,’ ‘To You My Love,’ and ‘I’ve Been Wrong.’ His song writings include ‘Everything is Sunshine,’ ‘Fifi the Flea,’ and ‘Stoop Right There.’
He later met David Crosby and Stephen Stills, and they decided to create a new band. They formed Crosby, Stills & Nash after The Byrds fired Crosby. Stills’ band Buffalo Springfield had disbanded, and Nash left The Hollies. Eventually, Neil Young also joined the band, leading to the name CSNY for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. They released their first album ‘Déjà Vu’, in 1970. Everyone loved their debut album, and they received global praise.
CSNY released their self-titled debut album that year with “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” and “Marrakesh Express” among the top 40 hits. Other famous songs included “Woodstock,” “Teach Your Children,” and “Our House” from their album “Déjà vu.” CSNY released their double live album “4 way street” in 1971, which bragged the first position on the Billboard 200. This tour did not go well, and CSNY split later. However, they got together for numerous albums later, including “CSN,”American Dream,” “So Far,” “Looking Forward,”After the Storm,” and “Daylight Again.”
As CSNY did not pursue music much together, Graham Nash released his solo music album “Songs for Beginners” on May 28, 1971. He did not stop at one album only and released “This Path Tonight,” “Wild Tales,” “Innocent Eyes,” “Earth & Sky,” and “Songs for Survivors.” “Our House” is among his topmost hit singles.
His six solo albums gained global popularity, and his debut album ‘Songs for Beginners’ reached #15 on the 1971 Billboard. CSNY group album, Déjà Vu, made it to #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Nash collaborated with the band A-ha in 2005 to record songs like “Cosy Prisons” and “Over the Treetops.” David Crosby and Graham Nash contributed to David Gilmour’s album “On an Island,” the title track, and eventually went on a UK tour with him.
Graham Nash also took an interest in photography besides his music career. He is a published photographer and an avid photography collector. He started collecting photos in the 70s and collected amazing photographs. He ran a worldwide touring exhibition from his Graham Nash Collection between 1978 and 1984. Nash sold his 2,000-piece collection at Sotheby’s in 1990.
He also began working on converting his photographs to digital images with Macintosh computers. He obtained large-scale prints of his photography with the help of Steve Boulter and David Coons. Nash displayed his work at different exhibitions globally.
Graham Nash’s Net Worth
Graham Nash’s net worth is $50 million as of 2022.
Graham Nash’s Yearly Income
Graham Nash’s yearly income is around $5 million.
Graham Nash Income Source
Graham earns most of his money from his solo music career and band affiliation. He has been a part of different music bands such as ‘The Hollies,’ ‘Crosby, Stills & Nash,’ and ‘Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.’ His association with big names like Jackson Browne and David Gilmour has enabled him to earn millions.
Besides his music career, he has also minted money from his photography interest. Nash is an avid photograph collector with an impressive collection. He also released ‘Rock n Roll’ photographs.
Graham Nash Achievements
Graham Nash was inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and 2010. He has also received four honorary doctorates from the New York Institute of Technology, Lesley University, and the University of Salford.
Graham Nash Philanthropy
Graham Nash is an activist and has endorsed charities, including Why Hunger, Rock Can Roll, Habitat for Humanity, Witness, and The Guacamole Fund. He also supported an anti-nuclear campaign by co-founding Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE).
Graham Nash Residence
Graham Nash has multiple homes in Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Encino, and Manhattan Beach. He also has a small house in Hawaii. Nash’s Encino home spreads over a quarter of an acre of land with 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The modern design house has skylights and dark wood floors. Guests enjoy a separate guest house in the backyard with a swimming pool, spa, built-in barbeque, and a vine-covered pergola.
The Bottom Line
Graham Nash is an 80-year-old British American singer who inspires all young singers. He entered the music industry with his band, The Hollies, which later became CSNY. The name, CSNY, came from the initials of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young. They released various hit albums like “CSN,” American Dream,” “So Far,” “Looking Forward,” After the Storm,” and “Daylight Again.” However, CSNY split, and Graham worked on his solo career.
He released hit names like “This Path Tonight,” “Wild Tales,” “Innocent Eyes,” “Earth & Sky,” and “Songs for Survivors.” “Our House” is among his topmost hit singles. Nash is also invested in photography and sold his 2,000-piece collection at Sotheby’s in 1990. He supports philanthropic organizations like Why Hunger, Rock Can Roll, Habitat for Humanity, Witness, and The Guacamole Fund.