August 14: David Crosby is 74 Happy Birthday – top 11 songs

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David Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941)

American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of three bands: The Byrds; Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN, who are sometimes joined by Neil Young as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young [CSNY]); and CPR.

David Crosby released his fourth studio album Croz earlier this year, January 28 It is his first studio album in 20 years and it is very good!

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But let’s get down to it, here are my ten choices:

1. Almost Cut My Hair (great acoustic version with fun intro):

and Live with Stills and Nash at Madison Square Garden, NYC – 2009:

2. Cowboy Movie (audio):

3. Laughing (audio, live from Farleigh Dickerson University March 16, 1974) with nice slideshow:

4. Wooden Ships, live 1983, written with Stephen Stills and Paul Kanter):

5. What’s Broken (audio):

6. Guinevere ( live at san francisco’s warfield theater in 1991):

7. The Byrds – Why

8. Long Time Gone (live):

9. The Byrds – What’s Happening?

10. The Byrds – Lady Friend (audio set to clips from the film Two Lane Blacktop w/James Taylor and Dennis Wilson):

11. Deja Vu (live + filmclips and interviews 2008, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young):

David Crosby Top 11 on Spotify:

– Hallgeir

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