The world of music and, specifically, the world of rock & roll are mourning the news that has taken center stage in the media around the world. Folk-rock legend David Crosby has passed away at the age of 81, bringing tears to the eyes of many of his fans internationally. Born on August 14, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, he was a popular American guitarist and singer-songwriter, who was part of rock groups such as 'The Byrds' and 'Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young' (CSNY).
It is precisely because of the importance of his entire musical career that, over the years, we have been able to receive a great deal of information regarding his professional life. However, we don't know so much about his personal and love life. For this reason, from The Look we have gathered all the information you need to know who has been the woman with whom the musician has been sharing his life.
David Crosby's life has been like this
Born Van Cortlandt Crosby, he was the son of Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead and Floyd Crosby, cinematographer and Oscar winner. When David was 19 years old, his parents decided to divorce.
Crosby's beginnings in the music world started when he was very young. Accompanied by his brothers, he began to sing and play the guitar in various venues in the city. Specifically, it was his brother Ethan who taught him to play this instrument and with whom he began his career, but he took his own life at the end of 1997.
David Crosby's successful musical career
David's popularity was to begin to take from 1964, moment in which, together with McGuinn, he formed his first band, 'The Byrds', in which also were Clark Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke. The first triumph of the group came a year later, with his 'Mr. Tambourine Man'.
After meeting Joni Mitchell in Florida, she put him in contact with Neil Young and Stephen Stills and, after joining Graham Nash's group from the Hollies, the formation 'Crosby, Stills and Nash' was born. From this moment on, Crosby's career would definitely take off.
Who was David Crosby's wife?
Returning to the more intimate aspects of his life, destiny crossed his path with Jan Dance. The couple decided to get married in 1987 and, based on what has always been seen publicly of them, as well as on social networks, David and Jan were madly in love with each other.
As David assured in a post on his Twitter profile, it has been 46 years that the couple has shared their life, in the best and in the worst moments. When love is true and respect and affection are in charge in a relationship, there is nothing that can get in the way.
Crosby and Dance are and will always be an example of this, who have remained together and in love until life decided to take the rock music legend away, as a consequence of a long illness they both fought together.