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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 3 January 1945Dallas, Texas, USA
Birth NameStephen Arthur Stills
Nickname Captain Manyhands

Mini Bio (1)

Stephen Stills was born on January 3, 1945, in Dallas, Texas. He dropped out of college to play music professionally. He formed Buffalo Springfield ("For What It's Worth") with Neil Young and later became part of Crosby Stills & Nash. After they broke up, Stills joined Manassas, then helped to form Crosby Stills Nash & Young. Over the years, Stills has earned a reputation as one of the best guitar players ever.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: kiki 54 <kiki@cambridgeoh.com>

Spouse (3)

Kristen Hathaway (27 May 1996 - present) (2 children)
Pamela Ann Jordan (5 December 1987 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)
Véronique Sanson (14 March 1973 - 22 July 1980) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (5)

Is known for wearing either western apparel or football jerseys while performing.
Relaxed presence
Acoustic guitar solos
Creative instrumental work and unusual guitar tuning
Distinct voice

Trivia (18)

Born at 12:15am-CWT.
Auditioned for The Monkees (1966), and was turned down - not because of a lack of talent, but because of a existing contract for music publishing and recording. He recommended his friend Peter Tork,to the producers. Tork passed his audition, and became a Monkee.
The only artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice in the same night. He was inducted for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Dated Rita Coolidge.
Has a son, Justin Stills, who in 1997 at age 26 was in a serious snowboarding accident in Tahoe. His trauma admission, and part of his recovery, was filmed and shown on The Learning Channel Network's reality show Trauma: Life in the E.R. (1997).
Relationship with singer Judy Collins inspired the CS&N hit "Suite Judy Blue Eyes".
Biggest solo hit was "Love the One You're With" in 1971.
His parent's names are Taletha and William Stills.
Crosby, Stills, and Nash were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Ranked #28 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
His nickname "Captain Manyhands" was bestowed upon him by Rolling Stone magazine due to him having played nearly every instrument on Crosby Stills & Nash's eponymous first album.
The Crosby, Stills, and Nash song "Suite Judy Blue Eyes" was written by Stills about his relationship with singer/songwriter Judy Collins.
He wrote and sang Buffalo Springfield's biggest hit "For What It's Worth".
Stills has recorded songs with guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Neil Young.
Stills continues to tour with Crosby, Stills, and Nash. [January 2012]
The Crosby Stills & Nash song "Dark Star" is about Stephen's relationship with singer Joan Baez, according to Graham Nash's autobiography "Wild Tales".
Plays percussion on The Bee Gees 1976 hit song "You Should Be Dancing".

Personal Quotes (2)

We moved around so much when I was a kid, the place I call home is New Orleans because at least I can remember the names of some of the streets there.
Fear is the lock, and laughter is the key to your heart.

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