"Ohio"is a protest song by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Neil Young wrote "Ohio" following the Kent State massacre, in which four protesting students by the National Guard were shot. To do this, he was inspired by a photo of one of the students killed in the magazine Life. [1he used the D-A-d-g-a-d-vote. [2the song was recorded live on May 15, 1970. [3Reprise Records gave it in June that year as a single, with the b-side written by Stephen Stills "Find the Cost of Freedom". A number of radio stations threw the song captivated. [4Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, who earlier that year had success with their album Déjà Vu, with the single reached 14th in the Billboard Hot 100.

The live version was featured on the album 4 Way Street (1971). A in the studio recorded version was featured on the compilation albums So Far (1974) and Decade(1977). David Crosby and Graham Nash also played "Ohio" at their concerts without Young and Stills. [5The Isley Brothers names in 1971 a medley from "Ohio" and " Jimi Hendrix" Machine Gun "for their album Givin' It Back. [6]

The American music magazine Rolling Stone placed in 2004 "Ohio" on the 395th place in their list of the 500 best songs of all time.

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