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David Crosby Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Career, Songs, Net Worth

David Crosby is an American singer-songwriter. He was a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Crosby joined the Byrds in 1964. The band gave songwriter his 1st favorite hit in Apr 1965 with “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Harry Lillis Crosby appeared on the Byrds’ 1st 5 albums and created the initial lineup’s 1973 reunion album.

David Crosby Biography

David Crosby is an American singer-songwriter. He was a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Crosby joined the Byrds in 1964. The band gave songwriter his 1st favorite hit in Apr 1965 with “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Harry Lillis Crosby appeared on the Byrds’ 1st 5 albums and created the initial lineup’s 1973 reunion album.

He attended several schools, including the University Elementary School in Los Angeles, the Crane Country Day School in Montecito, and Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara for the rest of his elementary school and junior high.

He graduated from the Cate School in Carpinteria, completing his secondary studies by correspondence. Crosby briefly studied drama at Santa Barbara City College before dropping out to pursue a career in music.

In 1967 he joined Buffalo Springfield on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival, which contributed to his dismissal from the Byrds. He subsequently formed Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1968 with Stephen Stills (of Buffalo Springfield) and Graham Nash of the Hollies. After the release of their debut album, CSN won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist of 1969.

Neil Young joined the cluster for live appearances, their second concert being Woodstock, before recording their second album Déjà Vu. Meant to be a group that could collaborate freely, Crosby and Nash recorded three gold albums in the 1970s, while the core trio of CSN remained active from 1976 until 2016. CSNY reunions took place in each decade from the 1970s through the 2000s.

Songs Harry Lillis Crosby wrote or co-wrote embrace “Lady Friend”, “Why”, and “Eight Miles High” with the Byrds and “Guinnevere”, “Wooden Ships”, “Shadow Captain”, and “In My Dreams” with Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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Crosby wrote, “Almost Cut My Hair” and the title track “Déjà Vu” for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s 1970 album. Known for his use of alternate guitar tunings and jazz influences, the singer has released six solo albums, five of which have charted. He fashioned a jazz-influenced trio together with his son James Raymond and guitar player Jeff Pevar in resuscitation.

Crosby’s work with the Byrds and CSN (Y) has sold over 35 million albums. Crosby got inducted into the Rock-and-roll Hall of Fame twice: once for his add the Byrds and once more for his work with CSN.

The Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time includes five albums which he contributed, three with the Byrds and two with CSN (Y). He is outspoken and depicts as emblematic of the 1960s’ counterculture.

Crosby joined forces with a black singer Terry Callier in Chicago. Together they headed off the NYC Greenwich Village scene in search of a recording contract but it seems that the USA was not ready for a black and white folk duo. Crosby joined the Les Baxter’s Balladeers around 1962. With the help of producer Jim Dickson, Crosby recorded his first solo session in 1963.

In 1971, Crosby released his first solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name, featuring contributions by Nash, Young, Joni Mitchell, and members of Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, and Santana. As a duo, Crosby & Nash (C&N) have released four studio albums and two live albums, including Another Stoney Evening. The albums feature the duo in a 1971 acoustic performance with no supporting band.

In January 2014, Crosby released his first solo album in 20 years, Cruz, recorded in close collaboration with his son James Raymond (of CPR) at the latter’s home studio. Crosby and Raymond recorded some of the songs at Raymond’s home studio and then moved to Jackson Browne’s Groove Masters studio in Santa Monica for tunes that feature the full band.

Crosby released a new solo album (his fifth one) named Lighthouse on 21 October 2016. Lighthouse received praise from outlets including Rolling Stone, Stereogum, and NPR Music – which was preceded by 2014’s Croz, Crosby’s first solo album in 20 years.

In Crosby’s unparalleled six-decade career, the native Californian has created songs that resonate as indelible cultural touchstones for more than three generations, not only as a solo artist but as a founding member of The Byrds in the mid-60s, Crosby, Stills & Nash (recipients of the Grammy for best new artist in 1969), and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He’s collaborated with dozens of artists, including Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Phil Collins, Elton John, and Carole King.

The folk-rock pioneer, who was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009, has also served as our social conscience, not only eloquently writing about societal issues on such songs as “Almost Cut My Hair” and “Wooden Ships,” but continuously donating concert proceeds to likeminded causes. His towering influence and brilliant ability to capture the spirit of our times in his music remains undiminished.

David Crosby Age

He was born on the 14th of August, 1941 and is 77 years old as of 2018.

David Crosby Family

David Crosby was born David Van Cortlandt Crosby in Los Angeles, California. His parents, Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead (descendant of the prominent Van Cortlandt family) and Floyd Crosby, an Academy Award-winning cinematographer and descendant of the Van Rensselaer family.

He is also the younger brother of musician Ethan Crosby. Ethan, who taught Crosby to play guitar and started his musical career with him, committed suicide in late 1997 or early 1998. The date is unknown because Ethan left a note not to search for his body but to let him return to the earth. His body was found months later in May 1998.

David Crosby Wife

Crosby is currently married to Jan Dance. Before marrying Jan Dance, he has long-term relationships with Christine Hinton, Debbie Donovan, and Joni Mitchell.

David Crosby Children | Son

His biological son, James Raymond was placed for adoption but with time, he reunited with Crosby as an adult. His three other children include a daughter, Erika, with Jackie Guthrie, a daughter, Donovan Crosby, with former girlfriend Debbie Donovan and a son, Django Crosby, who conceived with wife Jan Dance after extensive fertility treatments while Crosby’s liver was failing.

Melissa Etheridge announced in the year 2000 that Crosby was the biological father of two children with her then lesbian partner Julie Cypher through artificial insemination.

David Crosby Albums

  • 1971 If I Could Only Remember My Name
  • 1972 Graham Nash/David Crosby
  • 1976 Whistling Down the Wire
  • 1977 Live
  • 1989 Oh Yes I Can
  • 1993 Thousand Roads
  • 1995 It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.
  • 1998 Another Stoney Evening
  • 2004 Crosby & Nash
  • 2014 Croz
  • 2016 Lighthouse
  • 2017 Sky Trails

David Crosby Songs

  • Long Time Gone
  • Almost Cut My Hair
  • Eight Miles High
  • Mr. Tambourine Man
  • Music Is Love
  • What Are Their Names
  • My Back Pages
  • Tamalpais High
  • Mr. Spaceman
  • Wasn’t Born to Follow
  • Chimes of Freedom
  • Chestnut Mare
  • Hickory Wind
  • Laughing
  • I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better
  • All I Really Want to Do
  • Everybody’s Been Burned
  • Lover Of The Bayou
  • Jesus Is Just Alright
  • Here Without You
  • It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
  • Why
  • Ballad of Easy Rider
  • So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
  • She Doesn’t Care About Time
  • Cowboy Movie
  • Sky Trails
  • I Knew I’d Want You
  • The Bells of Rhymney
  • She’s the Kind of Girl
  • Mexico

David Crosby Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $40 million.

David Crosby Height

He stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)

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David Crosby Documentary:  Remember My Name

The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019. The title is a play on the name of Crosby’s 1971 album If I Could Only Remember My Name If I Could Only Remember My Name. He’s influenced the life of Cameron Crowe. It was 1976 when he first interviewed the musician, and Crowe was an 18-year-old wunderkind of Rolling Stone. Now Crowe is 62 years old, and he says “David”

David Crosby: Remember My Name mostly lets Crosby tell how his rehab didn’t happen in a straight line. But the sartorial lapse we glimpse in that clip is funny, shocking, and telling, and not just in exposing that where pop stars are concerned, wardrobe makes the man. In that moment, unfortified by his hippie trappings, Crosby reverts to the awkward, ignored child he was forever trying to transcend.