David Crosby  

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David Crosby (1941 – 2023) was an American songwriter, singer and guitarist known for such recordings as "Eight Miles High" (1966), "Dark Star" (1977) and the solo album If I Could Only Remember My Name (1971).

He was a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Crosby joined the Byrds in 1964. His early Byrds efforts included the 1966 hit "Eight Miles High" (to which he contributed one line, according to Clark, while Clark and McGuinn wrote the rest).

In 1968, he formed Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash.

In 1971, Crosby released his first solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name. Panned on release by Rolling Stone magazine, it has been reappraised amid the emergence of the freak folk and New Weird America movements.

Five albums to which he contributed are included in Rolling Stone 's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time", three with the Byrds and two with CSN(Y). Crosby was outspoken politically and was sometimes depicted as emblematic of the counterculture of the 1960s.

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