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Neil Young pens tribute to his bandmate David Crosby: ‘His music lives on’

Canadian singer Neil Young has paid tribute to his late bandmate, David Crosby, after the long-lasting musician died age 81.

Young, who sang alongside Crosby in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, penned an emotional tribute to his good friend on his web site.

“David is gone, however his music lives on,” The Coronary heart of Gold singer, 77, wrote on his Neil Young Archives website.

“The soul of CSNY, David’s voice and power had been on the coronary heart of our band. His nice songs stood for what we believed in and it was at all times enjoyable and thrilling after we acquired to play collectively.”

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Neil Young and David Crosby
Neil Young performs with David Crosby in 1977. (Redferns)

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He continued: “Virtually Lower My Hair, Dejavu, and so many different nice songs he wrote had been great to jam on and Stills and I had a blast as he stored us happening and on,” Young added. “His singing with Graham was so memorable, their duo spot a spotlight of so a lot of our reveals.”

Young – who has shared an advanced relationship with Crosby over the many years – mirrored on his “nice occasions” with his fellow bandmember.

“Crosby was a really supportive good friend in my formative years, as we bit off huge items of our expertise collectively. David was the catalyst of many issues,” Young continued.

“My coronary heart goes out to Jan and Django, his spouse and son. A number of love to you. Thanks David in your spirit and songs, Love you man. I keep in mind one of the best occasions!”

Young paid tribute to his fellow bandmate on his web site. (Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

American singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge additionally expressed her sorrow following the demise of people rock legend Crosby.

Crosby died on the age of 81, following a protracted battle with an sickness, in accordance to his spouse, Jan Dance.

Etheridge, 61, shared her grief on social media, writing, “I’m grieving the lack of my good friend and Bailey’s and Beckett’s organic father, David.”

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Melissa Etheridge shared a heartbreaking message following Crosby’s demise. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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“He gave me the reward of household. I’ll ceaselessly be grateful to him, Django, and Jan. His music and legacy will encourage many generations to come. A real treasure.”

She additionally shared a photograph of her and Crosby collectively not too long ago, with the white-haired singer sporting his iconic crimson beanie.

Crosby was the sperm donor for Etheridge and her then-partner Julie Cypher’s youngsters: Bailey and Beckett.

Beckett sadly died on the age of 21 in Could 2020, after scuffling with opioid dependancy.

The couple famously welcomed Beckett in 1998 by way of synthetic insemination however didn’t reveal who the sperm donor had been. Years later, they revealed it had been Crosby.

In a 2016 interview with US Today, Etheridge revealed that she and Cypher, who cut up in 2000, thought of utilizing her good friend, actor Brad Pitt, as a donor.

They ended up not selecting Pitt, because the actor had sincerely needed youngsters of his personal on the time they usually weren’t searching for a further guardian for his or her youngsters.

“It is one of many explanation why David Crosby and his spouse are so good – as a result of they already had youngsters,” Etheridge mentioned. “They had been trying to do that as a present.”

David Crosby & Melissa Etheridge  during 1995 MTV Rock the Vote in Los Angeles, California, United States
Crosby was a sperm donor to Melissa Etheridge, and is the organic father to her two youngsters. (FilmMagic, Inc)

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On the time of Beckett’s demise, Crosby discounted claims that he had nothing to do with the youngsters’s lives.

In a now-deleted submit, a Twitter person claimed that Crosby was merely a donor and, “Like most donors, he performed no different half.”

To this, Crosby tweeted again, “Not true.”

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Crosby’s accomplice Jan Dance shared an emotional assertion, saying the demise of her husband to Selection.

“It’s with nice disappointment after a protracted sickness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has handed away. He was lovingly surrounded by his spouse and soulmate Jan and son Django. Though he’s not right here with us, his humanity and type soul will proceed to information and encourage us,” the assertion learn.

“His legacy will proceed to stay on by means of his legendary music. Peace, love, and concord to all who knew David and people he touched.

“We are going to miss him dearly. Presently, we respectfully and kindly ask for privateness as we grieve and check out to take care of our profound loss. Thanks for the love and prayers.”

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