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David Crosby, legendary folk-rock voice of the 1960s, dies at 81

Starting in 1972, Mr. Crosby released a series of successful albums with Mr. Nash, his closest ally in the band

David Crosby

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Jim Farber | NYT
David Crosby, the outspoken and often troubled singer, songwriter and guitarist who helped create two of the most influential and beloved American bands of the classic-rock era of the 1960s and ’70s, the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has died. He was 81.

Patricia Dance, a sister of Mr. Crosby’s wife, Jan Dance, said in a text message on Thursday evening that Mr. Crosby died “last night.” She provided no other details.

Mr. Crosby was inducted twice into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as a founding member of the Byrds and as a founder

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First Published: Jan 20 2023 | 4:07 PM IST

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