David Crosby was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 14, 1941, before he became a musician for a living. David’s early life wasn’t very interesting. He didn’t care much about school, and even though he tried to be in the school musical, he wasn’t allowed to because of his bad grades.
Crosby tried to make it big in New York, but his career didn’t really take off until he moved to Chicago and started the band Jet Set with Jim McGuinn and Gene Clark. The group got their big break when they recorded a version of Tamborine Man, a song by Bob Dylan that was already well-known.
In 1965, their song was the most popular song in the country. The band changed its name to The Byrds and had some success over the next ten years. But The Byrds had a lot of problems inside the band. In 1973, the band broke up because of differences in art and politics, most of which came from Crosby.
While the Byrds were breaking up, Crosby was already putting together Crosby, Stills, and Nash, a new band that would really make him famous. The trio had a great sound when Stephen Stills and Graham Nash were in it.
Their complex vocal harmonies and folk sound were perfect for the time, and when they played at Woodstock in 1969, they were an instant hit.
The band’s name was changed to Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young when Neil Young joined soon after. Over the next thirty years, they had several hit songs, and even though each member worked on solo albums and other projects, the band stayed together.
Even though they aren’t on tour right now, they are still a group, and it’s possible they will make more music together.
Crosby has always been a great team player, and over the years, some of the best musicians in the business have made cameos on his solo projects.
David Crosby is a strong political activist who has never been afraid to say exactly how he feels, which has sometimes gotten him into trouble. He is a supporter of making marijuana legal and of gun rights. He was also very against the Vietnam War.
Crosby’s latest solo album, For Free, came out in 2021. It didn’t top the charts, but his longtime fans still love hearing new music from this folk legend. He has a great talent, and I hope he will keep showing it off and get back on stage soon.