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

David Crosby's musical career has been a long and productive one, despite repeated interruptions due to his much-publicized troubles with drugs and the law. Crosby first sang professionally with his brother, Ethan, in a folksinging duo. They played small clubs and coffeehouses around Los Angeles for a time before David hit the road as a solo act. For a few years he led a vagabond existence, barely eking out a living. Things changed drastically after he joined forces with another folkie, Roger McGuinn, and began experimenting with electronic amplification. By the summer of 1964, they had induced Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, and Mike Clark to join them in a new group called the Byrds. ~ Musicianguide: David Crosby ~ retrieved August 12, 2014 © Musicianguide

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David Crosby ~ Inducted in the 2009 Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

As a Session musician, guest or band member

The Jefferson Airplane ~ Volunteers (1969) ~ Ranked #373 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen called Paul Kantner's revolutionary cheerleading “naive,” but that didn't prevent the band from delivering this album with sweeping fervor. ~ 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.

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.

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



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