- David Crosby was greatest often known as a founding member of Crosby, Stills, & Nash.
- He had seven youngsters, together with one with fellow rocker Melissa Etheridge.
- The legendary musician handed away on the age of 81 on January 19, 2023.
David Crosby, iconic co-founder of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Younger and The Byrds, was recognized for his excellent contributions to the world of music, together with two inductions into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame — as soon as for every band. He was lively in politics, acquired a Grammy Award alongside CSN, appeared as an actor on varied TV exhibits, and famously struggled with dependancy. However behind the scenes, he was additionally a father, welcoming no fewer than six youngsters throughout a number of relationships throughout his 81 years of life. “Lots of people don’t have a extremely good, sturdy purpose that they consider in for his or her life to go ahead,” he as soon as mentioned, based on Fox News. “Me, I do. I’ve bought a wife I love and a household that I really like and a job that I really like.”
Because the world mourns the loss of one in every of rock’s most recognizable and enduring names, right here’s what to find out about every of his youngsters.
David was simply 21 years previous when he welcomed his first baby, son James Raymond, with Celia Crawford Ferguson in 1962. They determined to position him for adoption, although James and his organic father have been later reunited. The truth is, James is a musician as properly — they carried out collectively because the band CPR (Crosby, Pevar, & Raymond). In accordance with David’s Wikipedia web page, James additionally carried out with the touring bands for Crosby & Nash and Crosby, Stills, & Nash.
Simply two days in the past on January 17, 2023, Crosby’s eldest baby took to Instagram to announce an upcoming appearance on the Lobero Theater in California to have a good time the venue’s one hundred and fiftieth anniversary. David was set to seem together with his son on the Santa Barbara theater on February twenty second in “David Crosby and Buddies.”
Erika Keller Crosby
Erika Crosby was born to David and Jackie Guthrie, although her age and date of start are unknown, as she has lived a personal life out of the highlight. Nonetheless, it’s recognized that she has 4 siblings on her mom’s aspect — Sarah Lee, Annie, Abe, and Cathy Guthrie, all of whom name folks singer Arlo Guthrie their dad. Jackie was finally married to Arlo for 43 years, dying of most cancers in 2012, per CBS News.
Erika can also be apparently chargeable for three of David’s grandchildren. “Erika has three youngsters, lives in Florida and is an extremely sensible, fantastic girl who I go to repeatedly as a result of I really like her dearly,” he mentioned, based on a 2019 Fox News article.
David subsequent welcomed daughter Donovan Crosby with Debbie Donovan. Little or no is understood about Donovan, although the rock legend did briefly deal with her as properly, per Fox News. “Donovan doesn’t actually speak to me,” he reportedly mentioned.
The musician and Jan Dance, who would later grow to be his spouse in 1987, welcomed son Django Crosby someday within the mid Eighties. “Django lives with me and is an absolute pleasure,” David mentioned of his son, who was by his aspect when he died. It was Django’s mom who introduced the rock star’s demise in an announcement given to Variety. “It’s with nice disappointment after an extended sickness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has handed away,” she wrote. “He was lovingly surrounded by his spouse and soulmate Jan and son Django. Though he’s now not right here with us, his humanity and type soul will proceed to information and encourage us. His legacy will proceed to dwell 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. Right now, we respectfully and kindly ask for privateness as we grieve and attempt to cope with our profound loss. Thanks for the love and prayers.”
Bailey Jean Cypher
David’s youngest two youngsters have been sired by him, although he didn’t increase them. Melissa Etheridge and her former associate Julie Cypher first admitted to David being the sperm donor for his or her two youngsters in a January 10, 2000, story in Rolling Stone. Bailey Jean Cypher was the primary of these two youngsters, born in 1997, and is now about 25 years previous. She’s additionally a graduate of NYU.
“I didn’t guardian Bailey and Beckett, the 2 with Melissa [Etheridge and her ex-partner Julie Cypher], however I do love them,” David reportedly mentioned in 2019, per Fox Information. “Beckett’s someplace in Colorado and Bailey simply graduated from NYU immediately. All of them apparently discovered from my errors, as a result of none of them are serious about laborious medication. I believe they noticed what occurred and have averted it, which actually is a superb factor.”
On January 19, Bailey took to Instagram to pay tribute to her organic dad. “Relaxation straightforward Croz,” she captioned a pic of him enjoying the guitar. “Thanks for the tunes, the dimples, and the love.”
Like Bailey, Beckett Cypher was born to Julie Cypher and Melissa Etheridge in 1998, with David Crosby because the sperm donor. And based on the 2000 Rolling Stone piece, Melissa as soon as mentioned “Beckett appears similar to David, doesn’t he?” Nonetheless, Beckett’s life ended tragically when he died of causes related to opioid addiction in Could of 2020 on the age of simply 21.
“My son Beckett, who was simply 21, struggled to overcome his dependancy and eventually succumbed to it immediately,” Melissa wrote partly in a statement on Twitter. “He will likely be missed by those that liked him, his family and friends. My coronary heart is damaged. I’m grateful for many who have reached out with condolences and I really feel their love and honest grief.”