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    David Crosby, singer, songwriter, 81

    I loved Croz, for his music, and for much else besides.
    David Crosby, who co-founded both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash, dies aged 81
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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    Singer, songwriter and guitarist co-founded The Byrds and supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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      #3
      Wow super sad to hear this news. David was always one of my favorites and saw several smaller shows with just him and his band that were amazing, and of course Betsy and I met at a CSNY show back in 2006. Peace and love David you will be missed...

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        #4
        Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
        Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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          #5
          I just watched the Laurel Canyon documentary last Sunday which CSN&Y feature quite heavily in. David had a public image as somewhat of a clown but he could be quite insightful when he wanted to be. Those who knew him best understood that about him.

          And he wrote and sang of my favorite "strange" love songs. This was why he was considered to have the voice of an angel.

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            #6
            So sorry to hear this. Like kkleindsshmidt mentioned above, I saw Crosby and his band in a small venue on two occasions in recent years. He was in fine form, and was really enjoying playing new music with a wide range of younger artists. His enthusiasm for life and music was off the charts. I was looking forward to seeing him again. He was a wonderful talent. Rest in peace.

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              #7
              Got a hello, a wave, and that smile, from Croz as he walked across De Montfort Hall carpark from the car to the stage door in 2005. Treasured memories. I loved him for his music, and his songs, his voice, and for his boundless humanity.
              Some of his finest work he crammed into the last decade. I guess he knew time was running out.
              Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
              Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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                #8
                I saw him at the Roger Waters show in 2010, he had come to see the Lennons (who were backing vocalists in the band) because he had originally "discovered" them, I guess. It was kind of surreal to watch him moving across the floor of the Honda Center surrounded by security. Classic rock royalty!
                Last edited by luna65; 01-19-2023, 04:56 PM.
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                  #9
                  One the greatest. I saw CSNY on 08/09/1974 for the 1st time. What a band. Saw him solo numerous times as well as numerous times with CSN and Crosby and Nash.

                  What a talent. Glad he put out some real nice stuff in his later years for all to enjoy.

                  It was painful to see the disintegration of his friendship with Nash whereby they had no contact in the last few years. And it was painful to see his feud with Neil Young due to Crosby's bluntness and insult towards Neil's wife.

                  Crosby was a flawed man. Spent time in jail in Texas for drugs. Was too blunt for his own good but he was a genuine individual

                  I loved Crosby. As I love all the remaining players of one of the greatest bands ever

                  One of the greatest tragedies was the inability of the 4 to get along. Deja Vu is 1 of the greatest albums ever made and 4 way street is 1 of the greatest live albums ever.

                  If only the 4 could have got along! What could have been produced?

                  I met Crosby once a long time ago at a hotel where he was staying while doing a Crosby Nash tour. I believe it was the Wind on the Water tour. Super nice guy. Who would have known several years later he would be in Huntsville Texas in jail.

                  You knew Crosby was near the end a few years ago from his Twitter posts and interviews. The Canyon documentary is wonderful. He knew he was dying as he said it about 2 years ago.

                  David Crosby is 1 of the greatest ever. His death also reminds me that mortality is slowly slowly slowly creeping up. I will miss David Crosby.

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                    #10
                    Loved his 60s and 70s stuff. Very much a part of the soundtrack of my life, especially CSN (and occasionally &Y) and the Byrds, of course. Someone gifted me "If I Could Only Remember My Name" on 8-track long, long ago, so it's been awhile since I heard that one, need to revisit it. RIP.

                    PS It's on Youtube

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                      #11
                      ^ Love this album

                      Couple of other random memories came to mind. We saw what I believe was the first CSN show after David was released from prison back in the late 80s in Condord, CA at the foot of Mt. Diablo. Dave still had his prison haircut and was very overweight but he was on fire that night for obvious reasons. Second was the David Gilmour On An Island show we saw at Radio City. Both Crosby and Nash sang on that album and they also performed at the show, which of course was awesome, but the best part was David coming out during Echoes to watch Gilmour jam (and of course sing along when the time was right). This was also the last Richard Wright show for me. Fun times indeed!

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                        #12
                        RIP

                        I’ve three equally favorite bands The Beatles, CSNY and you know who. Of those CSNY are the ones who came first. Just the other day I was thinking how that foursome was still alive…

                        Yes, he had the voice of an angel, but sometimes, in the early days, it could be that of a devil too. Besides McCartney I can’t think of many greats who could do that to perfection.
                        On some days Low Down Payment is my favorite of his. It’s like Almost Cut My Hair and Deja Vu rolled into one!

                        And what a songwriter. Pop, country, folk, jazz effortlessly combined. Guess this also means the end of CSNY. Well, that party was over anyway.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by alex peters View Post
                          Deja Vu is 1 of the greatest albums ever made and 4 way street is 1 of the greatest live albums ever.
                          These are exactly the two albums I got from my brother when I was, maybe, 8 or so. Start of a life long infatuation.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Ceasar’s Palace View Post
                            RIP

                            I’ve three equally favorite bands The Beatles, CSNY and you know who. Of those CSNY are the ones who came first. Just the other day I was thinking how that foursome was still alive…

                            Yes, he had the voice of an angel, but sometimes, in the early days, it could be that of a devil too. Besides McCartney I can’t think of many greats who could do that to perfection.
                            On some days Low Down Payment is my favorite of his. It’s like Almost Cut My Hair and Deja Vu rolled into one!

                            And what a songwriter. Pop, country, folk, jazz effortlessly combined. Guess this also means the end of CSNY. Well, that party was over anyway.
                            Yes. What a songwriter.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by kkleinschmidt View Post
                              ^ Love this album

                              Couple of other random memories came to mind. We saw what I believe was the first CSN show after David was released from prison back in the late 80s in Condord, CA at the foot of Mt. Diablo. Dave still had his prison haircut and was very overweight but he was on fire that night for obvious reasons. Second was the David Gilmour On An Island show we saw at Radio City. Both Crosby and Nash sang on that album and they also performed at the show, which of course was awesome, but the best part was David coming out during Echoes to watch Gilmour jam (and of course sing along when the time was right). This was also the last Richard Wright show for me. Fun times indeed!
                              Hey, I was at the Gilmour show at Radio City as well! The first night. Crosby and Nash joining in made it an extra special evening for sure.

                              I did get to see CSNY once in 2000 or 2001 in Dallas. Great show, and I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to see them. Oddly enough for me right now, I saw Jeff Beck that same year. I was about 15 years old for both shows, so they were real milestones for me, and still are.

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