Dark Star

By: sonofabeach96

Nov 20 2015

Category: Uncategorized


On this date, in 1994, David Crosby received a liver transplant.  The transplant was highly publicized and was criticized by some.  Many believed his celebrity status moved him up the donor list unfairly, and some felt his past history of drug and alcohol abuse made him undeserving of getting an organ in the first place.  He was arrested and convicted of heroin and cocaine possession in 1982, spending 9 months in a Texas state penitentiary.  Then, in 1985, he was arrested for DUI and hit and run after running his car through a fence and fleeing the scene.  But the need to have the transplant was not related drug or drink excess.  He fought with Hepatitis-C for years and that’s what led to his liver failure, although I’m sure years of abuse at his own hands didn’t help matters.   He’s obviously alive and well in spite of this and other health problems such as Type II diabetes and heart problems.

Crosby has had a long and illustrious career and performed in countless incarnations, from The Byrds, Crosby, Stills,and Nash, and a lengthy solo career.  He had a lucrative time as a session artist and has collaborated with many others such as Graham Nash, Phil Collins, David Gilmore, and Lucinda Williams to name but a few.  He’s an icon in the music world, and I for one am glad he’s still making his trips around the sun.

My songs of the day are from the long collection of songs he wrote:

“Wooden Ships” by Crosby, Stills, & Nash

“Why?” by The Byrds

“Guinnevere” by Crosby, Stills, & Nash

“Laughing” by David Crosby

“Southern Cross” by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young

Oh, and one other note for the day: “Fare Thee Well”, the DVD of The Grateful Dead’s final show, goes on sale today.  So, Santa, if you’re listening….

18 comments on “Dark Star”

  1. Isn’t he also the father of Melissa Etheridge’s kids?

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  2. I have included you in my Blog Appreciation Post! 🙂

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  3. I think that being that he is alive and well, he probably took his second chance seriously

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    • I would hope. He’s getting pretty old now so I suppose he’s doing something right. The era in which he was becoming rich and famous lent itself to a bit excess. He certainly did his share of partaking of it. 😃

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