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The cover of a Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young Gifted and Black album.

Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young Gifted and Black were a folk rock group and one of the many musical groups managed by the Rutles' manager Leggy Mountbatten in the sixties. They all had matching plaid jackets.

Before signed to Rutle Corps, they were known as "The McKismo Brothers". However, after the rise of the Summer of Lunch and the feminist movement they were forced by Leggy to change the group's name in order to avoid possible lawsuits.

An advertisement for the band was featured in the record sleeve of The Rutles (1978).

The band[]

  • David Crosby - rhythm and acoustic guitars, vocals
  • Stephen Stills - vocals, guitars, songwriting
  • Graham Nash - vocals, harmony vocal, acoustic guitar
  • Neil Young - vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Mike Gifted - harmonica and bass
  • Frank Black - drums