... to know we will never hear David Crosby again, singing live with Graham Nash and Stephen Stills (and sometimes Neil Young). 48 hours ago, when I first heard the news, I did not believe it. A brief internet search turned up a scam site that said it was not true, relieving my mind. My friends and I were cautiously optimistic, until Graham, then Stephen wrote heartfelt statements about his passing.
It was true.
I never was a big fan of David's solo work, but his harmonies with everyone he ever sang with were perfection. I wasn't crazy about his songs, overall preferring a faster beat, but I have to admit, he created these lovely, flowing soundscapes with his music that takes you to another place. I did not appreciate his opinionated ways, but I have to credit him for always being forthright and speaking his mind. And, in every interview, all the time, he focused on the healing power of MUSIC. There is a lot there to respect.
I think the world is a little less bright today because he is gone. I will miss him. RIP David Crosby.