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Music

Stephen Stills taps back into the blues

Aword to the wise to those who would “thank” Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills & Nash for writing “Love the One You’re With,” long perceived as an anthem of free love.

“Four decades of frat boys come up and thank me and I say, ‘Actually, you should read it again. It doesn’t say what you think it says,’” he says with a raspy chuckle. “It’s actually [saying that] you’ve got to love yourself before you can love anybody else.”

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