David Crosby Explains If There Was A Competition Between Him And Neil Young


The Byrds’ guitarist David Crosby spoke in a recent interview with Los Angeles Times and talked about his days with supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

This folk supergroup formed in 1968, and it features the last names of legendary musicians David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young. Also, they released 12 records together.

In the conversation, Crosby admitted that there has been a competition between the band members all the time and said that it was pretty high between Neil and Stephen.

While Crosby was saying that they are still competing with each other, he also mentioned the success of his recent albums and claimed that he is the one who won the competition between the band members.

Interviewer asked:

“In 1971, all the members of CSNY were making solo albums, including Neil Young’s Harvest. Was it competitive between you guys?”

David Crosby replied:

“There was competition between us all the time, forever. Every minute of every day that we were together. We were always competing with each other, particularly Neil and Stephen, which made for fireworks.”

Interviewer said:

“The last time I interviewed you, I praised ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name’ and you replied, ‘My next album’s going to be better.’”

David Crosby responded:

“I frankly think these records that I’m doing now, they’re as good as If I Could Only Remember My Name. They are at that level of songwriting and expertise. As I said, the four of us were always competing. Well, we still are. And I think I’m winning.”

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