David Crosby: Harmony plus rhythm in A Major

David Crosby: Aug 14, 1941 - Jan 18, 2023

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

David Crosby (Photo: Wikipedia)

An American country rock musician called Crosby died yesterday. He was 81. The number of Indians who have heard of him would not cross 5,000 if that many. Yet, when this newspaper asked me to write about him, I thought I could not refuse. Crosby produced that kind of music.
David Crosby, or just Crosby as he was known, was active as a musician for over 60 years but his heyday was in the late 1960s when he was the leading member of a group called Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (CSNY). The latter two are better known here.
Those of us who were in college in the late 1960s and the very early 1970s relied on a channel called Yuv Vani for western pop and rock music, half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the evening. Like everything else those days, even music was rationed. All India Radio (AIR), however, had never heard of CSNY. I don’t remember ever hearing their songs on Yuv Vani.
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First Published: Jan 20 2023 | 4:54 PM IST

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