Neil Young and Others Pay Tribute to the Late David Crosby


David Crosby, "For Free" album cover

David Crosby, “For Free” album cover – Story by Cat Badra, album art via BMG Rights Management

David Crosby passed away this week at the age of 81

The news broke late Thursday (Jan. 19) that David Crosby had passed away at the age of 81. After the news came out, it didn’t take long for musician around the world to pay their consodlences to Crosby on social meida.

“It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away,” the official statement reads (via Variety). “He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django. Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music. Peace, love, and harmony to all who knew David and those he touched. We will miss him dearly. At this time, we respectfully and kindly ask for privacy as we grieve and try to deal with our profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers.”

Neil Young was long estranged from David Crosby when his former bandmate passed away. Still, after the death, Young paid tribute to Crosby and the great songs they made together as members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

“David is gone, but his music lives on,” Young wrote on his official site, Neil Young Archives. “The soul of CSNY, David’s voice and energy were at the heart of our band. His great songs stood for what we believed in and it was always fun and exciting when we got to play together.”

Other rockers are weighing in, too. Sebastian Back tweeted out, “As much as I loved his music, I loved his thoughts on Twitter as well. Rest In Peace David Crosby thank you for the lifetime of inspiration.” Phil Campbell of Motorhead simply said, “RIP DAVID CROSBY. He left us with so much great music.” Melissa Etherage tweetd out a photo with Crosby and said, “Thank you @thedavidcrosby.? I will miss you my friend.”

Crosby was a founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, which later became Crosby, Still, Nash & Young (CSNY) when Neil Young became a member. On top of appearing on five albums with The Byrds and many with the several variations of CSNY, Crosby unleashed eight solo records between 1971 and 2021, which latest being “For Free.” The staff at Audio Ink Radio sends Crosby’s family and friends our heartfelt condolences.

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