Few figures in 20th century American music had as pervasive an influence as David Crosby. As a founding member of the Byrds, he shaped the ringing sound of 1960s folk-rock and pioneered trippy psychedelia, yet his greatest fame came as part of Crosby, Stills & Nash, a supergroup he formed with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash that helped usher in the mature, reflective '70s. Sometimes joined by Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash were wildly successful but volatile, so the members cycled through solo projects and other line-up permutations during their salad days in the '70s. Crosby released only one album during this period, the bruised 1971 LP If I Could Remember My Name, then paired with Nash for a few records while CSN were on hiatus. Personal problems plagued Crosby through the '80s, an era that culminated in a sentence in a Texas prison in 1985, but he rebounded with Oh Yes I Can, the solo album he released 18 years after his solo debut. It took him another 20 years after the release of 1993's Thousand Roads before he started his solo career in earnest with 2014's Croz. Over the next decade, he worked steadily
Crosby was born in Los Angeles on August 14, 1941, the son of Academy Award-winning cinematographer Floyd Crosby. He dropped out of drama school to pursue a career in music, touring the folk club circuit and recording as a member of the Les Baxter Balladeers. Under the auspices of producer Jim Dickson, Crosby cut his first solo session in late 1963; early the following year he formed the Jet Set with Jim McGuinn and Gene Clark, and with the additions of bassist Chris Hillman and drummer Michael Clarke, the group was rechristened the Byrds. Although McGuinn chiefly pioneered the Byrds' trademark 12-string guitar sound, Crosby was the architect of their shimmering harmonies; his interest in jazz and Indian music also influenced their subsequent excursions into psychedelia. However, creative differences plagued the group throughout its career, and in 1967 Crosby -- reportedly rankled by his bandmates' refusal to release his ménage à trois opus "Triad" -- left the Byrds in the wake of their appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival.
David Van Cortlandt Crosby was born on August 14, 1941 in Los Angeles, California. Growing up in California, 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 years.
His Father Name was Floyd Crosby and Mother is Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead. David Crosby is the second son of His Parents. His Father was an Academy Award-winning cinematographer, who formerly worked on Wall Street, and Mother Was a salesperson at Macy's department store. Together, they had two children:
When Crosby was 45 Years Married Then he married Jan Dance, then 35, in May 1987 at the Hollywood Church of Religious Science in Los Angeles. With Jan He has a Son
David Crosby is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as a founding member of the rock bands
Crosby began his career in the early 1960s as a member of The Byrds, known for their hit cover of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man."
In 1968, he formed Crosby, Stills & Nash with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. The group released several successful albums and had hit songs such as "Marrakesh Express" and "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."
In addition to his work with The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crosby has also released several solo albums and collaborated with other musicians such as Neil Young, Phil Collins, and James Taylor. He is known for his distinctive voice and harmonies, as well as his political activism.
Crosby has had a tumultuous personal life, including struggles with drugs and alcohol, which led to legal and health problems. He has been arrested multiple times and served prison time. Despite this, he continues to write, record and tour and has released several albums in the 21st century.