David Crosby

American singer, guitarist and songwriter (1941–2023)

David Van Cortland Crosby (August 14, 1941 – January 18, 2023) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.[1] He was most famous as a founding member of the bands The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.[2] He was born in Los Angeles, California.

Crosby in Los Angeles, July 2019

In the 2020 presidential election, Crosby supported Vermont United States Senator Bernie Sanders.[3]

Crosby died suddenly on the night of January 18, 2023 at his home in Santa Ynez, California.[4] He was 81.[5] The cause of death was problems caused by COVID-19.[6]


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  2. Jason Ankeny. "David Crosby". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. "David Crosby on Live Music's Uncertain Future — and Why He Hasn't Given Up on Reuniting CSNY". Rolling Stone. April 17, 2020. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  4. Willman, Chris (January 22, 2023). "David Crosby Was Working on a Planned Tour and New Album Up to the Day He Died, Collaborators Say". Variety. Retrieved January 22, 2023.
  5. Morris, Chris (January 19, 2023). "David Crosby, Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash Co-Founder, Dies at 81". Variety. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
  6. "EXCLU VIDÉO - Véronique Sanson peinée par la mort de David Crosby : "Il devait faire un grand concert avec mon fils…"".