David Crosby dies at 81 – IOTW Report

David Crosby dies at 81

Just The News: David Crosby, a pioneering rock musician who achieved fame as a member of multiple major music acts, has died at the age of 81.

“It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away,” Crosby’s wife, Jan, announced Thursday, according to Deadline. “He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django. Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music.”

“Peace, love, and harmony to all who knew David and those he touched. We will miss him dearly. At this time, we respectfully and kindly ask for privacy as we grieve and try to deal with our profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers,” she concluded. more

35 Comments on David Crosby dies at 81

  1. I still remember sneaking into the drive-in (locked in the trunk) with my buddies to see Woodstock, and I got my first taste of CSN.

    I was really young but was mesmerized by the music.

    And I’m always amazed that old rockers who took drugs their whole lives live as long as they do.

  2. Went through a huge CSNY period in high school. My fellow music-loving friends and I would all pack into a car (whoever had the best stereo install) and sing through the hits, harmonizing all the different parts. Later, one of the first songs I learned to finger pick on an acoustic was “Helplessly Hoping.”

    A great catalogue of music that was the backdrop for many during their youth.

    I’ll leave the politics out of it as pretty much all my “idols” turned out to be assholes. I get it.

  3. He was never the same after pairing up with that evil comedy central/msNBC Stephen Colbert.

    Colbert has been found to be at the root of a lot of this evil nastyness plagueging ( 🙂 ) hollywoodians and video records.

  4. Did they all perform on the Ed Sullivan Show? Probably.

    Crosby – The Byrds
    Stills and Young – Buffalo Springfield
    Nash – The Hollies

    All of our old rock heroes are dropping like flies.

    Soundtracks of our lives is correct.

  5. It makes me wonder. Will teenagers of today live to our ripe age and be able to sing along with the “music” of today in their old age?

    I might be missing something, but there is nothing melodic about the horse crap that comes out today. And I will pass on 70 year olds twerking.

  6. OMG PHenry, the Ed Sullivan show ended 51 years ago!

    another TV show from my youth that used to have a lot of musicians was Mike Douglas & yes, crosby was on his show in 1976 (looked it up)
    i liked csn/csny’s music but crosby wasn’t a nice guy, much like neil young

  7. I can at least sing the opening bars of any song by the Beatles, CSNY, Byrds, Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Aretha, Supremes, etc.
    Not well, perhaps, but it’s seared into memory. This monolithic atonal and repetitious noise is complete garbage and unmemorable.

  8. @Brown Eyed Girl: From Crosby’s wiki: In January 2000, Melissa Etheridge announced that Crosby was the sperm donor of two children with her partner Julie Cypher by means of artificial insemination.[41][42] On May 13, 2020, Etheridge announced on her Twitter that her and Cypher’s son Beckett had died of causes related to opioid addiction at the age of 21.[43][44]

  9. I sincerely hope David didn’t go full libtard dumbass and availed himself of some amazing grace in his time of dying. A very gifted man that was a pain in everybody’s ass that he collaborated with, and an unbelievably demented loon on social media. Time will tell. RIP.

  10. Just read a piece in the NY Post about him going to prison in 1986 and how he kicked drugs while in prison.

    Several heart attacks, a liver transplant and hepatitis C, he was not in the best of health.

    The piece had a portion of an interview he did later in life where he talked about the heartbreak of Joni Mitchell breaking up with him and still, to this day he loves her. Every guy reminisces from time to time about his first love (or second or third) and the girl that he did not end up marrying but still has a place in his heart. It was a cute story.

  11. only work of his i ever liked was when he promoted and sang harmonies for jackson brown’s first album…..which was also jackson brown’s last good album …..jamaica say you will…..adam……doctor my eyes……great songs…….brown’s later career sucked bigtime…..

    still grieving freddie mercury, david bowie and tom petty….even prince…..not interested in this “rock icon”

  12. His status, the most important one is what religion he practiced. So we all know what his fate is, #4 – Atheist

    Birth Date 14-8-1941
    Heritage/origin American
    Ethnicity White
    Religion – believes in God? Atheism
    Residence He lives together in a house in Los Angeles, California.


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