david crosby, a founding member of the byrds and crosby, stills and nash, died aged 81 on monday. he was inducted to the rock and roll hall of fame twice and passed away after a long illness surrounded by family.
crosby was born in california on 14 august 1941 and was a member of the byrds from 1964-1967. he briefly dated singer joni mitchell and crosby, stills and nash performed their first concert as a trio at woodstock in 1969. they were later joined by neil young and had hits such as almost cut my hair and deja vu. crosby released his most recent solo album, for free, in 2021.
crosby had multiple run-ins with us law enforcement and was arrested in 1982 on drug and weapons charges. beach boys singer brian wilson led tributes, saying he was “heartbroken” at the news. tweets were sent from crosby’s own account the day before his death was announced and his favorite beatles song to play on a rainy day was eleanor rigby.