Graham Nash: Touching the Flame

Carl Harp / Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

“  What I would like you to get out of this exhibit, is to know, no matter who you are, if you want to open your heart to be able to express yourself, do it with energy, do it with passion.” 

– Graham Nash

"Graham Nash: Touching the Flame" explores how rock and roll has shaped the world and inspired some of history's most powerful figures. With Graham Nash as narrator, the exhibit utilizes the two-time Hall of Fame Inductee’s personal collection as a guide to the highs and lows, tumult and joys of the last half century.

Pieces from Nash's heroes and inspirations – the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Buddy Holly and Duane Allman – and treasures from his time with the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash come to life as Nash reflects on the visceral and profound impact of the music and world events on him and those around him.

Rock collides with art and politics, as mementos of relationships and connections to such occasions as the assassination of John F. Kennedy recall pivotal moments that shaped not only the music, but also the outlook of generations. "It’s more than a look at Graham Nash’s musical career," says Rock and Roll Hall of Fame president and CEO Greg Harris. "It’s a look at the inspiration he drew from the world around him – inspirations that made him a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee."

Sing Harmony with Graham Nash!

Ever wondered what it would be like to trade harmonies with a Hall of Fame Inductee? A unique interactive game will bring visitors face to face with Graham Nash as he guides – and critiques – would-be singing partners as they try to harmonize with him. Visitors will be able to email themselves a keepsake of their singing ability and share via their favorite social networks.