David Crosby speaks at Harvard University in September 2018
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American musician David Crosby found fame in the 1960s with the legendary rock bands the Byrds and Crosby Stills & Nash. He has written or co-written countless hits during his decades-long music career, spanning numerous groups, collaborations, and solo projects. Notable songs include “Lady Friend,” “Laughing,” “Long Time Gone,” and “Eight Miles High.”

Despite fallouts with bandmates and recurring personal problems such as a nine-month prison stint for a drug and weapons conviction in 1985, Crosby remains a respected figure for his contributions to folk-rock music. In fact, the celebrated guitarist is a two-time member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his work with the Byrds and CSN.

  • Full name: David Van Cortlandt Crosby
  • Born: August 14, 1941
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
  • Genres: Rock, folk-rock, jazz, psychedelic
  • Net worth: $10 million
  • Spouse: Jan Dance (m. 1987)
  • Children: Beckett Cypher, Bailey Jean Cypher, Donovan Crosby, Django Crosby, James Raymond, Erika Keller Crosby
  • Top songs: “Lady Friend,” “Laughing,” “Long Time Gone,” “Why?” “Guinnevere,” “Eight Miles High,” “Everybody’s Benn Burned,” “Music Is Love,” “Immigration Man,” “Cowboy Movie,” “Déjà Vu”
  • Fun fact: His father is the Academy Award-winning cinematographer Floyd Crosby
  • If you like David Crosby, you might also like: The Byrds; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Neil Young; Graham Nash; Steely Dan; Dan Fogelberg; Jackson Browne; Simon & Garfunkel

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