David Crosby

David Crosby

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Singer/songwriter and folk rock pioneer David Crosby was not only a successful solo artist, but a founding member of the famed folk groups the Byrds; Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN); and Crosby, Still, Nash & Young. 

As a result of his music with the former two musical groups, he’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. 

Crosby released four albums with the Byrds, beginning with the classic Mr. Tambourine Man in 1965, before he stepped away from the band in 1967. 

A chance meeting with songwriter Stephen Stills in 1968 led to the formation of a new project. When Graham Nash joined them, they began performing as folk supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. They released their self-titled debut album in 1969, and were named Best New Artist at the 12th Annual Grammys.

Canadian rocker Neil Young later joined CSN and they released Déjà Vu in 1969. But tensions in the band ran high and eventually the four began performing as separate duos, Crosby & Nash and Stills & Young in the mid-1970s. Crosby & Nash released four studio albums together.

CSN reunited as a trio for their second studio album, CSN, in 1977. Their third album Daylight Again followed in 1982.

In between his group projects, Crosby released his debut solo album, If Only I Could Remember My Name, in 1971. It would take another 18 years before he released his second studio album Oh Yes I Can in 1989. 

In recent years, he’s had a steady output of original solo music, including 2014’s Croz, 2016’s Lighthouse, 2017’s Skytrails and 2018’s Here If You Listen. In 2021, Crosby released his eighth studio album For Free.

Crosby was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.

  • Full name: David Van Cortlandt Crosby
  • Born: August 14, 1941
  • Died: January 19, 2023
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
  • Genre: Folk, Rock, Folk Rock, Americana
Holler Country Music

BREAKINGDavid Crosby: 1941 - 2023

By Hal Horowitz, January 20, 2023

Multiple Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash) David Crosby has died aged 81.

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ALBUM REVIEWDavid Crosby & The Lighthouse Band - Live at the Capitol Theatre

By Hal Horowitz, November 21, 2022

All quite lovely, charming and sedate, although at times the adjective snoozy rears its head...

Album Cover - David Crosby - For Free

ALBUM REVIEWDavid Crosby - For Free

By Paul Sexton, July 22, 2021

Crosby's better angels have delivered in spades again.

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GUIDEA Guide To: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

By Nathan McLaren Stewart, May 11, 2021

Though each hold their own weight and influence on contemporary music, when put together, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills and Neil Young created unwavering magic.

David Crosby

INTERVIEWIn Conversation: David Crosby

By Nathan McLaren Stewart, July 28, 2021

While his new record comes with influence from great musicians, it's ultimately yet another example of how David Crosby’s definitive, ethereal musicianship is still very present in 2021.

Holler Country Music

ALBUM REVIEWCrosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

By Hal Horowitz, May 14, 2021

This is classy and complete. It’s likely the last word on how the disparate musical and personal threads of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young were woven, creating the uneven yet tremendously successful and often musically spellbinding tapestry of Déjà Vu.

David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name (50th Anniversary Edition) Album Cover

ALBUM REVIEWDavid Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name (50th Anniversary Edition)

By Hal Horowitz, October 11, 2021

Many believe that the best art emerges from times of psychological struggle and/or philosophical unrest. That was the case in late 1970, when David Crosby recorded his first solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name.