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Songwriters Stephen Stills, Judy Collins reunite, head for Wilkes-Barre

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The tumultuous relationship between Stephen Stills and Judy Collins prompted Stills to write the iconic tune ‘Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.’
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WILKES-BARRE — Singer-songwriters Stephen Stills and Judy Collins have history, and they’ll come together again for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square.

Fifty years ago, the two began a turbulent relationship that inspired Stills to write “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” which was recorded for the debut album of Crosby, Stills and Nash.

According to a press release from the Kirby Center, “both artists would go on to shape modern music with visionary approaches, but Stills and Collins’ short, fiery union remains a transformative era for the two artists.”

In taking the stage together for the first time on this tour, Stills and Collins will play songs from their celebrated catalogues, debut songs from their upcoming album and share stories of their lives in music.

In addition to his success in Crosby, Still and Nash, Stills is known for his tenure in Buffalo Springfield, writing songs like “For What’s It’s Worth” as well as his solo career, which has yielded hits like “Love The One You’re With.”

Collins, known for fusing folk, rock, classical music and jazz, received a Grammy nomination in 2017 for her album “Silver Skies Blue.” She won a Grammy for Best Folk Performance in 1969.

Tickets range from $48 to $78 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through the Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and by phone at 570-826-1100. A pre-sale for Kirby members starts at 10 a.m. today through the same outlets.

The tumultuous relationship between Stephen Stills and Judy Collins prompted Stills to write the iconic tune ‘Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.’
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_StillsCollins-PRESS.jpgThe tumultuous relationship between Stephen Stills and Judy Collins prompted Stills to write the iconic tune ‘Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.’ Submitted photo

Times Leader staff reports