Graham Nash Reveals David Crosby’s Final Wish

Although they had a tumultuous relationship with him throughout the years, David Crosby’s untimely death devastated his CSNY bandmates. Speaking to AARP, Graham Nash revealed that Crosby sent him a voicemail before his death, which contained the musician’s last wish.

Graham Nash and David Crosby were at odds for a long time — after Crosby, Stills & Nash’s split, Nash closed the doors for a reunion due to tensions between Crosby and the rest of the band. In the following years, the two disclosed that they weren’t friends anymore and didn’t want to talk to each other again.

However, Nash made somewhat positive remarks about David Crosby last year. He stated that the two had a special bond, and their vocal blend was unique. Months later, Nash admitted that he missed working with Crosby. So, it appeared that the ice was breaking between the two.

According to Graham Nash’s recent remarks, this was true. As the singer told AARP, Crosby sent him a voicemail before his passing to set a time to talk to him and apologize. Although he emailed him back, Crosby passed away, and he probably didn’t see his response. Nash now considers his passing an earthquake that has a long-lasting impact.

In the interview, Graham Nash said the following:

“We were getting a little closer at the end. I emailed him back and said, ‘Okay, call me at eleven o’clock tomorrow your time, which is two o’clock on the East Coast.’ He never called, and then he was gone.

His death is like an earthquake: You know that you’re in an earthquake, but subsequently, other smaller earthquakes happen afterward. His death has been like that. It was only two or three days after he passed that I realized he was actually gone.”

Apparently, David Crosby wanted to bury the hatchet just before his passing, but sadly the two had no time to get together and reconcile. The musician also had plans to release new music, and it was known that he was working on another album, but his unexpected death on January 18 put those plans on the shelf.