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Unbelievable Stories From David Crosby's Drug-Fueled Decades Of Living Dangerously

Updated 15 Sep 2020 258.2k views11 items

David Crosby, music legend, sits in the same vaunted halls as troubadours like Neil Young and Graham Parsons. He started The Byrds, a band that defined two different sounds and periods in California music, and belonged to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, a supergroup of folk songwriters whose popularity in their prime rivaled that of The Beatles. But David Crosby's substance use was out of control during his creative peak, derailing his career for at least a decade. Given the volume of substances and alcohol Crosby put into his system, it's difficult to understand how he survived two and a half decades of heavy using when the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin burned out so quickly. If these wild David Crosby stories tell you anything, it’s that he knows how to survive.

If you keep up with the comings and goings of Crosby, you know he's ornery, so try to imagine the gruff attitude of David Crosby on crack. The fluffy-haired bard rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, and while drugs tend to chill people out, they turned Davey into a man hellbent on his next score. After decades of illicit substance consumption, Crosby seems to have found peace through music; hopefully, these stories remain buried in the past.

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