David Van Cortlandt Crosby August 14, 1941 – January 19, 2023 was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Crosby joined the Byrds in 1964. Crosby appeared on the Byrds’ first five albums. In 1967 he joined Buffalo Springfield on stage. He subsequently formed Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1968 with Stephen Stills (of Buffalo Springfield) and Graham Nash of the Hollies. After the release of their debut album CSN won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist of 1969.