Musician David Crosby
Singer ~ Songwriter
Byrds ~ Crosby Stills Nash (& Young)
birth name: David Van Cortlandt Crosby

David Crosby

August 14, 1941, Los Angeles, CA

The captain of the 74-foot schooner ‘Mayan’ has been at-home on the water for a long time. “I started sailing when I was 11,”Crosby said, “and so I've been sailing 54 years.” This wooden ship is one constant in a life that's seen its share of ups and downs. ~ CBS News: The Life and Wild Times of David Crosby ~ January 20, 2008 © CBS News

The singular odyssey of David Crosby remains one of the more remarkable tales in the annals of music history. As a founding member of the pioneering American groups the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, he helped create and popularize the highly influential folk-rock sound, forging the richly harmonic, radiantly acoustic approach which defined the West Coast music scene for years to follow; he also sold millions of records and enjoyed a cultural impact equaled by few of his contemporaries. ~ Allmusic: David Crosby ~ retrieved August 14, 2013 © Allmusic

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David Crosby ~ Ranked #99 Q Magazine 100 Greatest Singers Of All Time in 2007.

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Jackson Browne ~ The Pretender (1976) ~ Ranked #391 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ Laid-back Southern California folk rock took on new weight with Browne's fourth album. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

The Byrds

The Byrds pioneered folk-rock, combining traditional acoustic music with early Sixties pop. The group's signature sunny melodies, lush harmonies, and ringing 12-string guitars - as well as their eventual exploration of psychedelic rock - made for some of the decade's best singles. The band continued to do strong work (including foray into country), establishing a sonic model for many of the Seventies biggest rock bands, including the Eagles, Tom Petty, and the latter-day Fleetwood Mac. ~ Rolling Stone: the Byrds ~ retrieved April 17, 2014 © Rolling Stone

The Byrds ~ Inducted in the 2006 Vocal Group Hall Of Fame.

In 2010 three Byrds songs made it to the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time ~ #237 I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better) ~ #151 Eight Miles High ~ #79 Mr Tambourine Man

Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young)

The musical partnership of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash, with and without Neil Young, was not only one of the most successful touring and recording acts of the late '60s, '70s, and early '80s (with the colorful, contrasting nature of the members' characters and their connection to the political and cultural upheavals of the time), it was the only American-based band to approach the overall societal impact of the Beatles. The group was a second marriage for all the participants when it came together in 1968: Crosby had been a member of the Byrds, Nash was in the Hollies, and Stills had been part of Buffalo Springfield. The resulting trio, however, sounded like none of its predecessors and was characterized by a unique vocal blend and a musical approach that ranged from acoustic folk to melodic pop to hard rock. Crosby, Stills & Nash, released in 1969, was perfectly in tune with the times, and the group proved an instant hit. By the time of their first tour (which included the Woodstock festival), they had added Young, also a veteran of Buffalo Springfield, who maintained a solo career. ~ Allmusic: Crosby, Stills & Nash ~ retrieved November 10, 2013 © Allmusic

Crosby Stills & Nash ~ Inducted in the 1998 Vocal Group Hall Of Fame ~ Though all three were guitarists (Stills was the “hot” lead player), the concentration on tight vocals gave them a fresh, country-rock sound that seemed all the more original as the psychedelic era began to wind down in the early ‘70s. ~ 1998 © Vocal Group Hall Of Fame

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ~ Déjà Vu (1970) ~ #61 VH-1 R&R's All Time Top 100 Albums in 1999.



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