David Crosby, Member of The Byrds And Crosby, Dead At Age 81

David Crosby, a folk-rock pioneer and one of the original members of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 81.

“It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away. He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django,” the Crosby family said in a statement. “Even though he isn’t with us anymore, his good heart and humanity will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will live on through the legendary music he made.”

CNN tried to talk to Crosby’s people, but they didn’t have anything to say.

Crosby was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 with the Byrds and again in 1997 with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash as Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Tom Petty Says “Tom counted David Crosby as a friend and a hero. He visited often at his house in the valley. He was funny, provocative and electric with talent”.

“Peace, love, and harmony to all who knew David and those he touched,”  the statement said. “We’ll miss him very much.”

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David Crosby’s Success

Crosby was born in California and is the son of Oscar-winning cinematographer Floyd Crosby. He moved from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 1960 with the goal of becoming an actor.

David Crosby Dead At 81
David Crosby Dead At 81

But music called to him, and in 1963, he joined Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark to form the rock band The Byrds. In 1965, the band was up for a Grammy for the best new artist. The Byrds had a number of hits, including “Turn! Turn! Turn!,” which became popular again in the mid-1990s because of the movie “Forrest Gump.”

Crosby and his band, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, went on to win the best new artist Grammy in 1970. In 1969, Crosby, Stills, and Nash played at Woodstock. It was only their second live show together, but it helped them get noticed by many people. “Crosby, Stills & Nash,” the band’s first album, came out in 1969 and was an instant hit. It included the hits “Marrakesh Express” and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.”

After Neil Young joined the group in 1970, they were known as Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. They put out the album “Déjà Vu,” which had the hit song “Woodstock” on it. Crosby worked with some of the best musicians in the world, like Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell, in addition to making his own albums.


David Crosby, a pioneer of the folk-rock genre and an original member of The Byrds and Crosby, passed away on Thursday At The Age of 81. What are your feelings regarding the demise of Nash & Young’s member? Pay him homage in the comment area of this article. Keep up with our website for the most recent information available.