Maryanna Aguiar Specially for the mail
Posted on 01/19/2023 21:13
(Credit: VALERIE MACON)
David Crosby, singer and guitarist for the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has died aged 81 after a “long illness”. Confirmation of death was given to American magazine Variety by David’s widow, Jan Dance.
According to her, the artist was ill for a long time and reported that he was surrounded by love with his wife and son. “While he is no longer here with us, his humanity and gentle soul will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will live on in his legendary music. Peace, love and harmony with all who knew David and those he played will be greatly missed,” the widow said in a statement.
The career of the artist was marked by great success. In the 1960s, the Byrds were the backbone of the counterculture and the basis for folk rock and psychedelic music. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Crosby, Stills & Nash reflected and fueled social and political turmoil with militant country rock; In the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s his melodies and vocal harmonies became a reference for artists ranging from hardcore to country pop, particularly in alternative rock where Crosby is revered.
Crosby alternated his solo work and returned to original groups over the course of his career. Some of the biggest hits he wrote include “Lady Friend”, “Why” and “Eight Miles High” with the Byrds and Guinnevere, “Wood Ships” and “Almost cut my hair” with Crosby, Stills & Nash.
The first album to bear the band’s name peaked at number six on the US bestseller list, selling 4 million copies. The following album, Déjà vu, sold 7 million copies after Neil Young’s entry and reached the top of the American charts.
Correio Braziliense coverage
Would you like to stay up to date with the most important news from Brazil and the world? follow him Brazilian Post in the social networks. we are in chirp, on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Consequences!