Well, we knew that Crosby, Stills & Nash were showing up on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night–but we guess the audience was pretty surprised. There must have been plenty of old hippies there to get cheering when a comedy skit became a pretty cool musical moment.
Officially, the gag was Jimmy Fallon covering Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy” as Neil Young. Then the joke became slightly more real with Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and David Crosby joining the fictional version of their classic-rock cohort to provide harmonies. See, there was once a band called Buffalo Springfield and another band called The Byrds, plus a band called The Hollies, and it was a real big deal when some members came together as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Ask your granddad.
Anyway, the camera stays up close on Fallon before the reveal, but you can hear the audience getting very excited when the old rockers emerge from the shadows. We’re mostly amazed to see David Crosby in better shape than Stephen Stills. We aren’t insiders enough to know that was going to happen.
Anyway, the three are performing through this week at the Beacon Theatre here in New York. Maybe there’ll be video if Fallon stops by one of their shows. For now, though, enjoy this weird moment–which’ll mostly just sound like an Iggy Azalea parody if you don’t know that there was another act called Crosby, Stills & Nash, plus even a Stills-Young Band…