David Crosby 1971


David Crosby 1971, age 30, hand-drawn wearing a Breton Stripe Shirt playing his Martin D45 guitar at the home of Paul Kantner and Grace Slick, along with Phil Lesh and Jerry Garcia on January 5, 1971 in Bolinas, CA.

The Breton stripe shirt was first introduced in 1858 as the uniform for all French navy seaman in Northern France.
The original design featured 21 white stripes, one for each of Napoleon Bonaparte’s victories and the distinctive stripes made it easier to spot wayward sailors who had fallen overboard.

Crosby was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
He first found fame as a member of the Byrds, with whom he helped pioneer the genres of folk rock and psychedelia in the mid-1960s, and later as part of the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash, who helped popularize the California sound of the 1970s.
In addition to his music, Crosby was known for his outspoken personality, politics, and personal troubles; he was sometimes depicted as emblematic of the counterculture of the 1960s.

Around the time of Crosby’s departure from the Byrds in 1968, he met Stephen Stills at Laurel Canyon, California through Cass Elliot (of the Mamas & the Papas), and the two started meeting informally and jamming together.
They were soon joined by Graham Nash, who would leave his commercially successful group the Hollies to play with Crosby and Stills.
Their appearance at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in August 1969 constituted only their second live performance.

Crosby’s greatest hits: “Déjà Vu”,”Guinnevere”, “Almost Cut My Hair”, “Long Time Gone”, “Triad”, “Carry Me” and “Delta”.
He also co-wrote “Wooden Ships” with Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane and Stills.

Crosby spent nine months in a Texas state prison after being convicted of several drugs and weapons offenses in 1985. The drug charges were related to possession of heroin and cocaine.
Crosby was the recipient of a highly publicized liver transplant, paid for by Phil Collins, in 1994.

Crosby died in Santa Ynez, California, on January 18, 2023, at the age of 81.
On January 23, Stephen Stills’s ex-wife Véronique Sanson appeared on French television and stated that Crosby had died in his sleep from complications of COVID-19.
“He was on his fifth day, went to take a nap, and never woke up again.”

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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
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