David Crosby (1941-2023)

We arrived at Manchester’s Palace Theatre one September day in 2018 fully aware that we might have to be on our mettle, as the great David Crosby was not one to suffer fools gladly, to say the least.

Consequently, our excitement to meet him was tempered by a mild wariness. However, to our considerable relief he seemed to take a shine to us and was a relaxed, charming and generous interviewee (as anyone who’s heard the finished episode will attest).

Sodajerker On Songwriting, Episode 125 with David Crosby

Afterwards, he stuck around while we packed away our equipment, enquired about the podcast, gave us his personal email address and shared the coolest Beatles anecdote you ever heard. An afternoon to cherish.

We’re very sad to learn of his death, but his many fans should take great comfort in knowing he spent his last few years on the planet making some of the finest music of his long and storied career.

Rest in peace, Croz.

Brian and Simon with David Crosby

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