Friday, January 20, 2023

Songs remembered in posts about David Crosby's death

Although the musical career of David Crosby (1942-2023) began with The Byrds in 1964 and continued through his 2022 solo album "For Free", the memorial posts I saw for his death yesterday largely referred to two albums: "Crosby, Stills & Nash" (1969), to which Crosby contributed "Guinnevere", "Wooden Ships" (co-written with Paul Kantner and Stephen Stills), and "Long Time Gone"; and "Déja Vu" (1970), by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, to which he contributed "Almost Cut My Hair" and the title track. The occasional posts referring not to Crosby's songs but to Stephen Stills's "Helplessly Hoping" or Graham Nash's "Our House" mark how central the group's harmonizing was to their sound. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 20 January 2023)

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