An outpouring of affection and reverence hit social media when the information broke that The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash founder David Crosby had died at age 81.
Recollections poured in from Crosby’s friends, together with bandmate and someday adversary Graham Nash, with whom he fashioned CSN in 1968.
“It’s with a deep and profound unhappiness that I discovered that my good friend David Crosby has handed,” Nash wrote on Fb. “I do know folks are likely to concentrate on how unstable our relationship has been at instances, however what has all the time mattered to David and me greater than something was the pure pleasure of the music we created collectively, the sound we found with each other, and the deep friendship we shared over all these many lengthy years. David was fearless in life and in music. He leaves behind an amazing void so far as sheer persona and expertise on this world. He spoke his thoughts, his coronary heart, and his ardour via his stunning music and leaves an unimaginable legacy. These are the issues that matter most. My coronary heart is really together with his spouse, Jan, his son, Django, and all the folks he has touched on this world.”
Crosby was additionally remembered by Melissa Etheridge, who requested the folk-rocker to be the organic father of her youngsters within the ’90s. “I’m grieving the lack of my good friend [and] Beckett and Bailey’s organic father, David,” Etheridge wrote on Instagram. “He gave me the reward of household. I’ll ceaselessly be grateful to him, [son] Django, and [wife] Jan. His music and legacy will encourage many generations to come back. A real treasure.”
Seashore Boys’ Brian Wilson, Jason Isbell, Rosanne Money, Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, Lalah Hathaway and extra well-known mates and followers pay tribute to Crosby under: