Stephen Stills and the woman he famously wrote “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” about, Judy Collins, will do at least a few shows together this summer, and one of them will be at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank,
Aug. 16. Tickets, priced from $35 to $95, go on sale March 3 at noon; visit countbasietheatre.org.
Collins’ web site, Judy Collins.com, also lists shows with Stills at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 11-12, and the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pa., Aug. 25. It’s possible, of course, that these may just be the first few announced shows of a more extensive tour. StephenStills.com does not currently list any shows past April.
(2/27 update: There will be a show at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown as well, Aug. 23. Tickets, priced from $49 to $99, go on sale March 3 at 9 a.m.; visit mayoarts.org.)
Collins and Stills dated from 1967 to 1969, making this year the 50th anniversary of the start of their relationship.
“Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” appeared on Crosby, Stills & Nash’s self-titled 1969 debut album, and is widely considered one of the trio’s greatest achievements.
“The legacy of our relationship is certainly in that song,” Collins has said of it.