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Graham Nash wrote this. The lyrics deal with the often difficult relationship he had with his father, who spent time in prison.
Jerry Garcia performs the pedal steel guitar part of this track. He had been playing steel guitar for only a short period of time. Garcia played on this album in exchange for harmony lessons for the Grateful Dead, who were at the time recording their acoustic albums Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. (thanks, Scott - Richmond, VA)
Graham Nash (from the liner notes of their 1991 boxed set): "The idea is that you write something so personal that every single person on the planet can relate to it. Once it's there on vinyl it unfolds, outwards, so that it applies to almost any situation. 'Teach' started out as a slightly funky English Folk song but Stephen (Stills) put a country beat to it and turned it into a hit record."
Deja Vu was the first album the band recorded with Neil Young, but Young did not play on this.
His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.