The most iconic American rock bands
Folk rock legend David Crosby has passed away at the age of 81
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America is fueled by rock 'n' roll. Through the years, the musical stylings and stage performances of rock bands became the cornerstone of American entertainment. Woodstock legends Crosby, Stills & Nash were one of the early bands that defined the folk rock movement. Sadly, on January 18, the world said goodbye to David Crosby. A statement from his family read, "It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away. He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django. Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music."
Crosby was a founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash, which later became Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young when Neil Young joined them. He also founded the Grammy-winning band The Byrds in the 1960s. His former bandmates were quick to pay tribute to their fallen friend, including Graham Nash. Although Nash and Crosby had a famously volatile relationship, Nash's love for the harmonica-playing icon was clear in his statement: "He spoke his mind, his heart, and his passion through his beautiful music and leaves an incredible legacy. These are the things that matter most." He finished by saying, “Peace, love, and harmony to all who knew David and those he touched. We will miss him dearly.”
Fans have noted that Crosby continued to post on Twitter up until the day before his death. His final tweet was typical of his dry humor. Commenting on heaven, he said, "I heard the place is overrated….cloudy."
From old-school legends to modern greats, check out this list of the most iconic American rock bands.
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