The music world mourned the loss of David Crosby when news of his passing surfaced in January. In a podcast interview with Kyle Meredith, Graham Nash revealed new details about his former bandmate’s death after suffering from COVID-19 complications.
Despite years of tension between the two, Nash shared that he and Crosby had grown closer in recent years. He stated that Crosby was rehearsing for a show in Los Angeles with a full band when he got sick. On the third day of rehearsals, Crosby went home feeling unwell after experiencing a recurrence of COVID-19 symptoms. He decided to take a nap and never woke up. It was a shock for both the music industry and his family.
Crosby’s deep connection to music began with his time in The Byrds, one of the influential American bands in the history of rock and roll. He was a founding member before moving on to join Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, where he became known for his prowess as a songwriter and guitarist. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice.
Despite his well-publicized tumultuous relationships, Nash recognized Crosby’s unique talent as a storyteller through music. He also acknowledged that Crosby’s passing marked the end of an era.
Crosby’s lasting legacy extends beyond his music. He was fearless in his life and music, unafraid to speak his mind, his heart, and his passion through his beautiful music. The world will miss him beyond measure.