♫ David Crosby — A Tribute ♫

I always used to equate David Crosby with the Lion in The Wizard of Oz.  Sadly, David Crosby died yesterday at the age of 81.  He will be missed, but he left a wonderful legacy of his work.  Naturally I knew he was one of the founders of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, but I did not know, until I began working on this post last night, that David Crosby helped create the Byrds!  Mr. Crosby was inducted twice into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as a founding member of the Byrds and as a founder of CSN&Y.

David Crosby’s history — both musical and personal — are long and filled with twists and turns, so I shan’t even begin to try to write a brief synopsis here, for I’ve read three articles about him in the last hour and cannot even get my head around it all.  I’m sure you’ll be able to find tons of biographical info in these days after his death, plus he has written two autobiographies:  Since Then: How I Survived Everything and Lived to Tell About It and Long Time Gone: the autobiography of David Crosby. 

For today, though, I would like to just focus on his music … so here are just a few of my favourites, with links to my previous posts about each in case you’d like to learn more about the song or see the lyrics.

Marrakesh Express

Ohio

Our House

Southern Cross

Teach Your Children

17 thoughts on “♫ David Crosby — A Tribute ♫

  1. A talented but troubled guy. I think the Byrds did us a favour when they sacked him as CS&N (and occasionally Y) might not otherwise have happened. Not the writer of their best songs (none of these are his) but they wouldn’t have been the band they were without his harmonies . The same is true of The Byrds. A sad loss, but at least you’ve given me another chance to play Southern Cross 😊

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  3. Jill, he was a talented performer deserving of his accolades. I was sorry to learn late in his life he became at odds with his CSNY band mates. Each member of the band was a talented songwriter and the harmonies the original members brought are amazing. Stills convinced the others to add Neil Young to bring a better guitar to the fold as he played with him in Buffalo Springfield. Keith

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    • Indeed he was! A very troubled man … apparently he never recovered from the death of his girlfriend in a car accident, and thus turned to hard drugs. But still, he went on with his career and continued to add to his rich legacy.

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