David Crosby -- the musical force behind Crosby, Stills and Nash – passed away Thursday after a long illness. He was 81 years old. We’re looking back at the life and career of a rock ‘n roll legend.
- Crosby was born on August 14th, 1941 in Los Angeles, California
- He was a founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash (and Young)
- Crosby was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 1991 (with The Byrds) and again in 2000 (with Crosby, Stills and Nash)
- David received a liver transplant in 1994
- David Crosby released over a dozen studio and live solo albums between 1971 and 2022, David Crosby was born August 14th, 1941 in Los Angeles to Oscar-winning cinematographer Floyd Crosby. He briefly attended drama school but dropped out to pursue a musical career. He toured as a folk-rock guitarist and released a solo session in 1961.
Crosby formed the group Jet Set with Jim McGuinn and Gene Clark. In 1963, they added Michael Clarke and bassist Chris Hillman, and renamed the group The Byrds.
In 1968, Crosby left The Byrds and formed Crosby, Stills and Nash. CSN released their debut album and performed at Woodstock in 1969. In 1970, Neil Young had joined the band and they released the iconic Déjà vu album.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young reformed in late 1974 and continued on and off until 2013, when comments Crosby made about Young's new relationship with actress Daryl Hannah led to a separation of the two. Crosby later apologized for what he said. By late 2015, Crosby and Nash were also estranged, which ended Crosby, Stills & Nash.
David Crosby is survived by his wife, Jan Dance, and four children.
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