This energetic member of the rock band The Byrds, David Van Cortlandt Crosby, an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist was born on August 14 in the year of 1941. Now let’s have a close look at David Crosby’s net worth in 2018.
David Crosby Early Life
This legendary musician was born in Los Angeles, California. His father was Floyd Crosby who won the academy award for cinematography. His mother belonged to the famous Van Cortlandt family. He changed many schools. He went to different schools like University Elementary School, Laguna Blanca School, and Crane Country Day School.
At Crane Country Day School he performed in many musicals. In 1960 his parents got divorced, and his father married again. At Santa Barbara City College Crosby studied drama. Later he joined the troop of a black singer named Terry Callier in Chicago. Producer Jim Dickson helped him to record his first solo.
David Crosby Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1964 Jim Dickson, The Byrds’ manager got a demo acetate disc from Bob Dylan’s publisher. The band recorded a new version of the song. This new one turned out to b4e a massive hit. It reached the number 1 position in the charts of the United States and the United Kingdom. In their second single ‘All I Really want to do,’ Crosby was the lead vocal.
She started to act as a songwriter when the primary songwriter of the band, Gene Clark left. In the song ‘Eight Miles High’ he wrote one line. After that, he along with Mcguinn wrote the song ‘why.’ After providing so many big hit songs, the band broke up. In 1968 he started a band with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. The band was called ‘Crosby, Stills & Nash.’ The first alum of the band came out in 1969 which was a massive hit.
His son James was also a musician who collaborated with Crosby on his 2014 solo Croz. Turn! Turn! Turn! , Mr. Tambourine Man, Music is Love, Almost Cut My Hair, Laughing, Long Time Gone, Lady Friend, déjà Vu, Wooden Ships, Everybody’s Been Burned and Guinevere are some of his popular songs.
Awards & achievements:
In 1969 he won Grammy for ‘Best New Artist.’ He has not received any notable awards other than that yet.
Net worth of David Crosby:
This 76-year-old American musician and actor have a net worth of over $40 million. The chunk of his income came from his record sold in America, Britain, and Canada and all over the world. He was one of the highest paid singers of all time.
David Crosby married Jan Dance, his girlfriend in 1987. He had many long-term relationships. His former girlfriends were Christine Hinton, Joni Mitchell, Jackie Guthrie and Debbie Donovan. He had a biological son back in 1962, James Raymond who was placed for adoption but later he was reunited with his father.
He had three other children, Erika, Donovan and a son Django Crosby. David had a brother Ethan, who actually taught him how to play guitar, committed suicide and after a long time his body was discovered. There were many charges against him for he was addicted to drugs. He was once arrested for hit and run case.