Graham Nash has ‘taken full advantage’ of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 80-year-old has used his months in isolation to immerse himself in writing and recording a new solo album, as well as teaming up with his old Hollies bandmate Allan Clark, and he couldn’t be happier with the work they did. .
He said: “I took full advantage of the quarantine. What I do is write music remotely.
“I’m one track away from completing a new solo recording made remotely.
“Also, it hasn’t been mixed yet, but I finished recording a new album with my friend Allan Clark.
“Allan was my oldest friend – I’ve known him since I was six, which means he’s been my friend for 74 years.
“He left The Hollies years ago because he didn’t feel he could hit those high notes on the great songs he wrote.
“But Allan sang incredibly well and I’m very happy with this record.”
However, Graham admitted that a new collaboration with Allan was unlikely.
He added in Classic Rock magazine: “It took us 60 years to make this album. I can’t imagine doing another one anytime soon.”
Meanwhile, despite his advancing years, Graham still loves getting out on the road and wouldn’t turn around if he didn’t enjoy it as much as he does.
He said about live performances, “It’s just my calling. I am fortunate enough to be rich enough to never worry about money again in my life, and that gives me a lot of freedom.
“I want to be there, I don’t have to be in the middle of Elgin, Illinois, in the pouring rain. I don’t need to be here, I want to be here. And it shows!
“People are leaving these theaters with huge smiles on their faces, and that’s what I want.”