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 ~ Voted #82 Classic Rock 100 Wildest Guitar Heroes 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 1991 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ At a time when rock and roll was exploding in all fronts, the Byrds led the way with an insatiable curiosity about the forms and directions pop music could take. In so doing, they became peers and equals of their mentors, Dylan and the Beatles. ~ 1991 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Byrds ~ Sweethearts Of The Rodeo (1968) ~ Ranked #120 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ Driven by new member Gram Parsons, the Byrds nailed a bold Nashville classicism, dressing Bob Dylan and {arrtist merle-haggard} songs in steel guitar and rock & roll drive. The results set the stage for country rock. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young)

The middle to late 1960s was a very tumultuous time all over the world. Students, women, and the disenfranchised were standing up to protest against what they felt were discriminating and oppressive societies. Culture, as a whole, was swept up and into the politically and socially relevant movements of the era. Pop music was no exception. Introspection and often times politically astute observations were not only the province of folk artists, they even managed to find homes in the works of such rock artists as Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills, and Nash. What set Crosby, Stills, and Nash apart from other protest artists were their pure and clear harmonies. Their inspired lyrics and song writing helped to set the stage for the emergence of the singer-songwriter movement of the early 1970s. ~ Musicianguide: Crosby, Stills & Nash ~ retrieved November 9, 2013 © Musicianguide

Crosby Stills & Nash ~ Inducted in the 1997 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.



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