David Crosby

Rock Musician

Born: 14 August 1941
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Best known as: Singer/guitarist for Crosby, Stills & Nash
David Crosby is one of the best-known musicians of the Woodstock generation. He was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a member of The Byrds (1991) and once as a member of the rock supergroup Crosby Stills & Nash (1997). With The Byrds he recorded 1960s folk-rock hits like "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn Turn Turn." With CSN (sometimes known as CSNY when joined by Neil Young) he played at Woodstock and wrote and performed on landmark albums like Deja Vu (1970). In the 1980s his personal struggles with drug addiction were much in the news, and in 1985 he served time in jail for drug offenses. He had a liver transplant in 1994, necessitated in part by his past drug abuse. He began recording with a new group, CPR, in 1998; one partner in the group, James Raymond, was a son Crosby had given up for adoption many years before. In January of 2000 rock star Melissa Etheridge announced that Crosby was the biological father of two children she and her partner Julie Cypher had conceived by artificial insemination.
Extra credit: Crosby's father Floyd won an Academy Award as the cinematographer of Tabu (1931) and also shot the movies High Noon (1952, with Gary Cooper) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)... Crosby was introduced to Graham Nash by Cass Elliot... Crosby is no relation to crooner Bing Crosby.

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