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.