David Crosby Picks CSNY Over Fleetwood Mac

The Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young icon David Crosby recently responded to a Twitter user who asked whether CSNY or Fleetwood Mac was better and revealed that he would choose CSNY.

Crosby, Stills & Nash was formed in 1968, a year after Fleetwood Mac’s formation. While the former was a folk rock supergroup, Fleetwood Mac started their career as a British blues band and shifted towards pop rock after the folk-rock duo Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham’s addition. Throughout the years, both music acts rose to prominence with their distinctive sound and successful releases.

After releasing their self-titled debut, CSN achieved significant commercial success. However, the band fell behind Fleetwood Mac’s best-selling LP ‘Rumours’ with their album ‘CSN,’ as it also earned an RIAA quadruple platinum certification. The two acts also shared the stage in 1994, when Fleetwood Mac opened for CSNY during a tour. In a recent tweet, a rock ‘n’ roll fan page questioned which band was better. This tweet grabbed David Crosby’s attention.

David Crosby quoted the fan’s tweet and said CSNY was better without giving his reasons. After that, the musician retweeted other Twitter users who picked CSNY over Fleetwood Mac. Below Crosby’s tweet, many fans discussed their reasons for choosing CSNY. One of them argued that their protest song ‘Ohio’ changed the course of history by impacting public opinion on Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War, and the band would be remembered for it.

‘Ohio’ was released as a reaction to the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970. The massacre marked the first time a student had been killed in an anti-war protest, which opposed the expanding involvement of the Vietnam War in Cambodia by the States’ military forces. On that day, four students were killed, and nine others were wounded by the Ohio National Guard. By retweeting this tweet, David Crosby revealed that he agreed with the fan.

A rock and roll fan page asked their followers the following:

“Crosby Stills Nash & Young or Fleetwood Mac?”

Upon seeing this, David Crosby responded:


Crosby then retweeted another fan’s reason for picking CSNY in this comparison:

“Love them both. But CSNY changed the course of history with ‘Ohio,’ impacting public opinion of Nixon and the war. Nixon never recovered. History will remember them for it.”

You can see the tweets below.