David Crosby, the legendary folk rocker who defined the sound of the 1960s as a founding member of groups like the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash (later Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), has passed away, a source close to the musician told Rolling stone on Thursday. He turned 81.
“It is with a deep and profound sadness that I have learned that my friend David Crosby has passed away,” Graham Nash, Crosby’s longtime collaborator and former bandmate, wrote on Facebook.
“I know people tend to focus on how fleeting our relationship has been at times, but what has always been more important to David and me than anything was the sheer joy of the music we made together, the sound that we discovered with each other and the deep friendship we shared over all these long years.
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