David Crosby, the legendary rock guitarist of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, died on January 9 after a long illness. He was 81 years old. 

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David Crosby relation with Bing Crosby:

Despite popular belief, the only thing that Bing and David Crosby have in common is their last names.

Bing Crosby, who was born on May 3, 1903, was a multi-talented celebrity and one of the most well-known artists in the world throughout the 20th century.

Here’s all you need to know about David Crosby’s family:

David Crosby parents:

On August 14, 1981, David Crosby was born in California to Academy Award-winning cinematographer Floyd Crosby and salesperson Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead.

Ethan, his older brother, was also a musician. The singer was married to Jan Dance for 36 years and had a son, Django Crosby, with her.

David Crosby wife:

In May 1987, Crosby married Jan Dance. He was 45 at the time, while Dana was 35. They exchanged vows at Los Angeles’ Holly Wood Church of Religious Science. Stephen Stills, a Byrds bandmate, married the bride.

Django Crosby was conceived after Crosby and his wife underwent intensive fertility treatment.

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David Crosby children:

Other than that, he fathered five kids – James Raymond, Erika Keller Crosby, and Donovan Crosby. He also donated sperm for Melissa Etheridge’s two kids, Beckett and Bailey Cypher.

Crosby’s son with Celia Crawford Ferguson, James Raymond, was adopted and later found his biological father.

Crosby donated sperm to Melissa Etheridge’s two children, Beckett and Bailey Cypher. Beckett Cypher, died in 2020

David Crosby career:

He started his music career after failing out of high school in Los Angeles. He joined the rock band The Byrds, but was fired three years later.

Crosby first met Stephen Stills in 1968, and the two started jamming together. They quickly formed the band Crosby, Stills, and Nash with Graham Nash. They sold millions of copies of their first two albums, self-titled in 1969 and Déjà Vu the following year, both of which featured Neil Young.

The group split up in 2016 following years of internal conflict and antagonism. At the time, David Crosby referred to Young as “the most self-centered, self-obsessed, egotistical person I know” and Graham Nash as “certainly my nemesis.”

If I Could Only Remember My Name, David Crosby’s debut album as a solo artist, was released in 1971. Before taking a 20-year break, the singer put out a number of solo singles in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Furthermore, he was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and five albums he contributed to were named among Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.