The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash: Rock legend David Crosby has died at the age of 81
American rock legend David Crosby has died at the age of 81
David Crosby was a co-founder of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his extravagant life also made headlines. Now the musician has passed away at the age of 81.
DrAccording to media reports, US veteran David Crosby passed away to American Magazine “variety” Crosby’s wife reported Thursday that the co-founder of The Byrds, Crosby and Stills, and Nash & Young has passed away at the age of 81 after a long illness. Also a music magazine “rolling stone” NBC TV reported the death of the legendary musician.
“Even though he is no longer here with us, his humanity and good spirit will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will live on through his legendary music,” Crosby’s wife said in a statement.
Born in California in 1941, Crosby was one of the founding members of The Byrds in the 1960s, with whom he recorded the hits “Mr. Tambourine Man” and “Turn in Turn”. In 1968 he formed the group Crosby, Stills & Nash with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, which made a memorable performance at the Woodstock Music Festival one year later and is known for songs such as “Marrakesh Express”.
Liver transplantation after drug use
Along with Neil Young, the supergroup also performed under the names Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Crosby has also recorded several solo albums.
Twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his artistic achievements, Crosby has also made headlines for his extravagant lifestyle. He spent several months in prison for cocaine and gun possession charges in the 1980s. In 1994, he underwent a liver transplant – the organ had been weakened by decades of abuse of drugs like cocaine and heroin.
“I don’t know why I’m still alive when Jimmy (Hendrix) and Janis (Joplin) aren’t,” he told Rolling Stone magazine in a 2014 interview. “I was lucky.”