Today is the seventy-first birthday of David Van Cortlandt Crosby. I’ve never been a huge fan of Crosby, but I appreciate his work with CSN and CSNY, and I have enormous respect for him as a survivor of the original rock scene and his long history of political and social activism. Also, his epic hairline and walrus-style moustache are some of the greatest in rock history.
Here’s David doing a lovely, understated version of Joni Mitchell’s “For Free”, from her Ladies of the Canyon album.
And just for kicks, here’s CSNY doing “Down By The River” at a classic outdoor hippie concert in Big Sur, in 1969.