David Crosby is a songwriter, singer, musician & actor. To a founder member of the classic rock bands The Byrds & CSNY (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ). Professionally Crosby is a guitarist & has a net worth of $5 million.
He is one of the most successful and richest guitarists born in CA. And has a fame for being a member of The Byrds and the founding member.
Moreover, he’s well known for his use of variable tunings and jazz influences.
If I Could Only Remember My Name(1971) is his first solo album & a certified gold.
Furthermore, Crosby also stepped into the acting world through Hook(1991), Backdraft(1991), Thunderheart(1992), Fighter’s High(2007)
Also, Crosby has voiced himself on The Simpsons, Marge in Chains, Homer’s Barbershop Quartet.
David Crosby:At a Glance
|Name||David Van Cortlandt Crosby|
|Date of Birth||14th August 1941|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, US|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Musician|
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
David Crosby, son of Floyd Crosby and Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead, was born on August 14, 1941, in Los Angeles.
Elder brother Ethan Crosby was also a musician, learned to play the guitar from his brother.
Meanwhile, Crosby graduated from the Cate School in Carpinteria.
Crosby wanted to be an actor and studied Drama at Santa Barbara City College. However, he ended up being a musician.
Crosby started his musical career with Ethan Crosby. He recorded his first solo session in 1963.
Crosby joined The Byrds in 1964 and appeared in the band’s first 5 albums.
In 1969, at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, Crosby joined the band Buffalo Springfield, which caused the removal of him from the Byrds.
Nevertheless, he reconciled with The Byrds for the album Byrds.
Accordingly, Crosby formed CSN with Graham Nash & Stephen Stills in 1968. Their first album Crosby, Stills & Nash(1969) was a great hit.
In 1969, Neil Young joined the band. Afterward, they recorded the Deja` Vu. Hence the album peaked at number 1 on the Billboard chart.
Despite so many ups and downs, Crosby managed to play with CSN, CN, CPR, Jefferson Starship, Buffalo Springfield.
With The Byrds, Crosby wrote or co-wrote, Lady Friend, Eight Miles High & Why.
As well as Guinnevere, Wooden Ships, Shadow Captain, In My Dreams, Almost Cut My Hair, Long Time Gone, Delta with CSN.
Awards and Achievements:
In 1969, CSN won The Grammy Award for the best new artist. Besides both of his work with the bands, he got stimulated twice into the museum Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Five albums into which he played a great role, are included in the Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
On the other hand, Crosby’s works with The Byrds & CSN have sold likely 35 million albums. He earns $6.73 million per year.
In 2015, Crosby was fined $3 million for wounding a jogger while driving his car.
In March 2020 Crosby told Gentleman’s Quarterly magazine that because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, he might face a harmful economic collision.
Therefore he has got to tour. If he’s not able to do so, he might even lose his home.
“Speak out, you got to speak out against the madness, you got to speak your mind if you dare “
“It can’t happen here’ is number one on the list of famous last words”.
Yes. He still performs too
No, they haven’t toured since 2006 but Crosby talks about the possibility of the bands playing again.
He had a busy line up. He has 19 upcoming concerts but he’s not sure if any of those is going to happen.