The late David Crosby is seen posing for a portrait to promote his documentary film “David Crosby: Remember My Name” at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah.
David Van Cortlandt Crosby was born on August 14, 1941. He was best known was a singer and songwriter who was successful in his own right as a solo artist, but also founded both Byrds as well as Crosby, Stills & Nash with Stephen Stills (of Buffalo Springfield) and Graham Nash of the Hollies. The latter group were crically acclaimed and won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist of 1969 after their first album. Neil Young also frequently joined the trio for live performances in the 70s.
His incredibly successful career spawned over 35 million in sales, and he was also inducted not once, but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The initial induction came for his work with Byrds, and the second for CSN.
David wed wife Jan Dance in 1987 and the two share one song, Django. He is also father to five other children, including being the bioligical dad of Melissa Etheridge’s two children with ex partner Julie Cypher: the late Beckett, who died in 2020 at age 21, and daughter Bailey. Crosby reunited with a song James who was given up for adoption in 1962 again in 1995, and he is also father to Erika Crosby and Donovan Crosby.
David sadly passed away on January 19, 2023 at the age of 81 — look back at photos of his life here.