Post by throwingtoasters on Jan 19, 2023 18:32:03 GMT -5
David Crosby, Iconoclastic Rocker, Dead at 81
David Crosby, a founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash has died. The musician was 81.
Melissa Etheridge, who had a baby with Crosby via sperm donation, took to Twitter on Thursday to honor the late singer.
Crosby's wife, Jan Dance, shared a statement with Variety on Thursday, confirming his death: "It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away. He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django. Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music. Peace, love, and harmony to all who knew David and those he touched. We will miss him dearly. At this time, we respectfully and kindly ask for privacy as we grieve and try to deal with our profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers."
Crosby was first inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
In the late 60s, Crosby co-founded the Rock super group, Crosby, Stills & Nash. The group initially consisted of Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. The band later added member Neil Young, which led the group to change their name to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
A difficult man by most accounts, but a brilliant musical talent. He's best known as a member of the Byrds and CSNY but, if you really want your mind blown, listen to his first solo album If I Could Only Remember My Name. RIP Croz.
Last Edit: Jan 20, 2023 4:02:24 GMT -5 by natureboi
The man who gave the Marshall Tucker Band their name died at age 99 on Jan. 20.
The Southern rock pioneers chose their moniker from a random discovery soon after they’d formed in 1972, as they confirmed in a social media post.
“We are saddened to hear of the passing of someone very special to our hearts, for very obvious reasons,” the post read. “Our band’s namesake, Mr. Marshall Tucker, passed away peacefully yesterday morning at the age of 99. Though he was never a member of our band, we wouldn’t be here today without his historic name.”
The actor starred in all 138 episodes of the '60s show before moving on to a career in business
Yoda took the opportunity to become an screen actor in 1961 when MGM asked the school for someone who was bilingual in English and Japanese. This led to his casting in 1962 war film The Horizontal Lieutenant, which then opened the door to his casting as McHale's Navy's Fuji Kobiaji, a Japanese prisoner of war who rose through the ranks.
After McHale's Navy, Yoda found some additional work as an actor and associate producer before ultimately becoming a businessman.