David Crosby

  • Birth Name: David Van Cortlandt Crosby
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor
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  • Studied drama at Santa Barbara City College, but dropped out to pursue music.
  • In 1969, performed at both Woodstock and the Altamont Speedway Free Festival with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
  • Released his first solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name, in 1971.
  • Appeared in several major movies in the early '90s, including Hook and Backdraft.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1997.
  • Lent his voice to The Simpsons episodes "Marge in Chains" and "Homer's Barbershop Quartet."
  • Has collaborated with singer-songwriter Graham Nash numerous times, including as a duo and in Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
  • Is the biological father of Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher's daughter, Bailey, and son, Beckett.


  • 1969, Grammy — Best New Artist: Winner


  • Floyd Crosby — Father
  • Bailey Jean Cypher — Daughter
  • Floyd Crosby Jr. — Brother
  • James Raymond — Son
  • Donovan Crosby — Daughter
  • Django Crosby — Son
  • Erika Keller — Daughter
  • Christine Hinton — Ex-significant Other
  • Jan Dance — Wife
  • Beckett — Son
  • Aliph Van Cortland Whitehead — Mother
  • Joni Mitchell — Ex-significant Other


  • Attended Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California, United States
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