World has witnessed various famous singers of the Rock and Roll fame and one of those famous and accomplished singers is David Crosby. David is an American Singer of the Rock and Roll fame who has also written various songs and is also exceptionally good on guitar. Davis has received lots of accolades for his singing and song writing.
Apart from having a solo career, David has also been accredited as the founder of the music bands Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. He is an exceptional song writer and has been praised for writing the songs such as ‘Why’ and ‘Eight Miles High’ with the Byrds and ‘Wooden Ships’ and ‘In My Dreams’ with Crosby, Stills & Nash.
He also wrote the title track for the 1970 album of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young known as ‘Deja Vu’. 5 of his albums, 3 with Byrds and 2 with Crosby, Stills & Nash, have been included in the Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Net worth of David Crosby is estimated to be around $ 40 Million.
David Van Cortlandt Crosby famously known as David Crosby was born on 14th August, 1941 in LA, California. He was born to Aliph Van Cortlandt and Floyd Crosby, an Academy Award –winning cinematographer. David’s parents divorced each other in 1960. His elder brother, Ethan Crosby is a well known musician.
David did his schooling from University Elementary School in Los Angeles, the Crane Country Day School in Montecito, Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara and finally completed his graduation from Cate School in Carpinteria. He briefly explored drama but finally moved on to pursue a career in music. In 1963, David recorded his first solo with the help of producer Jim Dickson.
Currently David Crosby is married to Jan Dance, however, David had numerous long term relationships prior to it some of the famous relationships being those with Christine Hinton, Debbie Donovan, and Joni Mitchell. In 1962, David had a biological son named James Raymond who was put for adoption; however, he reunited with David in adulthood and became a part of his band. Apart from James, David also has three other children.
David Crosby has been convicted in various offences related to drugs and criminal possession of weapon. David suffers from various medical problems which include liver transplant, type 2 diabetes and cardiac problems.
David Crosby started his career with the band Jet Set in which he joined hands with Jim McGuinn and Gene Clark. Through Jim Dickson’s connection, the band obtained a demo acetate disc of Bob Dylan’s song ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ and recorded their version of the song. The song was an instant hit and topped the chart in US and UK in 1965.
Gene Clark was the main song writer of the band but soon he left the group citing reason of stress in 1966. This gave the opportunity to David Crosby to hone up his skills at song writing. Soon David Crosby started becoming popular and discovered his trademark style. However, friction between Crosby and other Byrds increased in mid 1967.
The internal conflict reached its zenith during the recording of their album ‘The Notorious Byrd Brothers’. They parted their ways; however, Crosby reunited with Byrds in 1973 and recorded the album ‘Byrds’, which proved to be their last album together.
After separating from Byrds in 1968, Crosby formed a group with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash and soon they launched their Album ‘Crosby, Stills & Nash’ in 1969 which proved to be an instant hit. Some of the famous songs of CSN include ‘Almost Cut My Hair’, ‘Long Time Gone’ etc. In 1969 Neil Young joined this group and they came up with the song ‘Deja Vu’ which topped the charts.
After the release of their second album ‘Four Way Street’, the group decided to go their respective ways to explore their solo career. In 1973, the group CSNY reunited but the interactions were very bitter. There was constant bickering. This led the group to split in 1976 and work in duos of ‘Crosby & Nash’ and ‘Stills & Young’. CSNY didn’t perform as a foursome till Live Aid in 1985 and post that also had very few sporadic appearances.
Crosby, Stills and Nash became a group and came up with albums ‘CSN’ and ‘Daylight Again’.
Crosby released his solo album ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name’ in 1971. In a 2010 list of the Best Albums published by the Vatican’s official newspaper, this album comes second to Beatles’ album ‘Revolver’ released in 1966. Crosby sang various solos and also worked with Phil Collins occasionally in 1980s. Some of their famous songs include That’s Just the Way It Is, Another Day in Paradise, Hero etc.
In January, 2014 David Crosby released his solo album ‘Croz’ after 20 yrs. Since then till 2017, Crosby has announced 4 more solo albums.
David Crosby has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. Once for his work in the Byrds and second time for his work with CSN. He has also been depicted as emblematic of the 1960s’ counterculture. Five of the albums to which he contributed are a part of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
How much is David Crosby Net Worth in 2017
As of 2017, Net worth of David Crosby is approximately $44 Million US dollars.
Davis Crosby proved his mantel as a singer and song writer and also made certain forays in the area of acting. He was part of certain shows such as The John Larroquette Show and Ellen Unplugged. He also worked in few films such as Hook, Backdraft which released in 1991 and Thunderheart in 1992. David Crosby also voiced himself on two episodes of The Simpsons.