SOURCE: The Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club

November 04, 2013 11:44 ET

The Commonwealth Club Hosts Graham Nash at the Nourse Theater

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2013) - The Commonwealth Club announced this week that it will host singer-songwriter Graham Nash on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at the Nourse Theatre. The conversation entitled, "Graham Nash Gets Wild with The Commonwealth Club" will highlight Nash's music career, his social activism and stories from his new book, "Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life."

SF Community Music Center's children's choir will open the program with his famous song, "Teach Your Children," and Nash will be personalizing copies of his book after the event.

A founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash, legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash will reflect on his remarkable career that spans more than five decades. His book chronicles his personal life and musical journey, from his love affair with Joni Mitchell in Laurel Canyon to rock concerts around the world. Many of his songs mirror the watershed cultural moments of the times, including the trial of the Chicago Seven, the Summer of Love, Woodstock, the No Nukes movement, and the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, which he played atop as it came down. He recalls where he was and how he lived through the highs and lows of a very volatile time in American cultural history.

In addition to his music, Nash is an activist for social and environmental justice, an artist, an acclaimed photographer, and a photography collector. He co-founded Musicians United for Safe Energy with its famous No Nukes concerts and most recently supported Habitat for Humanity and the T. J. Martell Foundation, which funds innovative medical research to find cures and treatments for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. 

"We're thrilled to welcome a '60s icon that's still pursuing '60s ideals," said Climate One founder and host Greg Dalton, who will be moderating the Nash event. "Graham Nash is a rock legend with a conscience."

Nash is a two-time inductee into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and played a major role in the British rock revolution and the pivotal Woodstock rock event. He continues to tour extensively with CSN, Crosby & Nash and as a solo artist.

The program will take place at the Nourse Theatre on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:00 p.m. PT. For more information and to register for tickets, call (415) 597-6705 or register online at

About The Commonwealth Club
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. We bring over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to 20,000 members. For members outside the Bay Area, the Club's weekly radio broadcast -- the oldest in the U.S., dating back to 1924 -- is carried across the nation on public and commercial radio stations. The Commonwealth Club strives to create impartial discussions of public issues important to the membership, community and nation. The organization has hosted a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor Alec Baldwin and author Christopher Hitchens in recent years. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at The Club.

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