Legendary rocker Neil Young has paid tribute to former Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young bandmate David Crosby.
“David is gone, but his music lives on. The soul of CSNY, David’s voice and energy were at the heart of our band,” the statement said. Published on Young’s websiteAccording to
Crosby’s family He was pronounced dead on Thursday At the age of 81.
“His great songs represented what we believed in, and it was always fun and exciting when we played together,” Young’s tribute continued. “We had a lot of great times, especially in the early years. Crosby was a very supportive friend in my early life as we went through large parts of our experience together. David was a catalyst for many things.
Young concluded, “Thank you David for your spirit and songs, love you man. I remember the best times! ”
Young and Crosby’s paths crossed in 1970 when Young joined Crosby, Stills & Nash. The supergroup later became known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and released the hit single “Woodstock” with “Deja Vu”.
Although rock pioneers shared many positions, they weren’t always on the same page.
“When you meet, when you start a band, you fall in love with each other,” Crosby said. told CNN’s Christian Amanpour In 2019. “Forty years later, when you’ve been doing it for forty years and it’s all about turning on the smoke machine and playing your hits, it’s not exciting musically, it’s not fun, we’re not friends.”
Amanpour posed the question of whether Crosby would repair his friendship with his former CSNY bandmates, to which Crosby replied: “I’d love to do that.”
Stephen Stills and Graham Nash also paid tribute to Crosby.
“Memories of such a unique and fulfilling life are the only things to sustain us in this time of deep grief,” Stills shared in a statement. Report.
Stills added, “David lived with a deep and abiding sense of gratitude, and he was an extraordinary, rich soul,” adding that “his music will live on in all of us.”
Nash reflected on their “tumultuous” relationship in a tribute Posted on Facebook, “What always mattered to David and I was the pure joy of the music we made together.”