David Gilmour, Graham Nash, And Stephen Stills Says Their Goodbye To David Crosby
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On different social media platforms, many fans and even famous personalities posted their tribute message for the late David Crosby.
But the ones who gave their most emotional messages were probably his former bandmates. From the Pink Floyd icon David Gilmour to former bandmates Graham Nash and Stephen Stills, many rock legends paid homage to the late artist.
Gilmour expressed his appreciation for his time spent playing with Crosby, even though he was not the late musician’s bandmate, saying it was nice to have done so. Gilmour shared a picture of him and Crosby on Instagram together with an emotional caption saying:
“We sang together, we played together, and had great times together.
“I’ll miss the Croz more than words can say. Sail on.”
Nash also penned a message to bid farewell to his late friend. He said:
“It is with a deep and profound sadness that I learned that my friend David Crosby has passed. I know people tend to focus on how volatile our relationship has been at times, but what has always mattered to David and me more than anything was the pure joy of the music we created together.”
“The sound we discovered with one another, and the deep friendship we shared over all these many long years. David was fearless in life and in music. He leaves behind a tremendous void as far as sheer personality and talent in this world. 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. My heart is truly with his wife, Jan, his son, Django, and all of the people he has touched in this world.”
Another former bandmate, Stills, posted an old photo of him and Crosby with a touching message. He said:
“I read a quote in this morning’s paper attributed to composer Gustav Mahler that stopped me for a moment, ‘Death has, on placid cat’s paws, entered the room.’ I should’ve known something was up.”
Stills further explained:
“David and I butted heads a lot over time, but they were mostly glancing blows, yet still left us numb skulls. I was happy to be at peace with him. He was, without question, a giant of a musician, and his harmonic sensibilities were nothing short of genius. The glue that held us together as our vocals soared, like Icarus, towards the sun. I am deeply saddened at his passing and shall miss him beyond measure.”
Even though Crosby, Nash, and Stills occasionally clash, their friendship and collaborative efforts were ultimately most important to them.