The vocalist and co-founder of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby has unveiled the person whom he regards as the best songwriter of the twentieth century, and it’s not the one the majority of his fans expected.
One of the most active rock veterans on social media and a quite outspoken person, David Crosby, had the final word on a conversation of his fans about the best songwriter of the past century.
Soon after he recalled the good old times he spent with the legendary musician, Bob Dylan, with a picture of them taken when they were on stage in 1990, David Crosby was drawn into a debate to decide the greatest songwriter.
A fan of Crosby wanted him to pick the greatest songwriter of the twentieth century, not named Joni Mitchell. While the followers of David Crosby thought he would name Prince, Paul McCartney, or David Gilmour, since Crosby declared his admiration to Gilmour a short time ago, he went with Bob Dylan.
Dylan, who is a singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist, is widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Bob Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture for more than 50 years.
Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when songs such as ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ and ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’ became anthems for the civil rights and anti-war movements. His lyrics during this period incorporated a range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defied pop music conventions, and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture.
Here’s what was asked to David Crosby on Twitter:
“If you had to pick the greatest songwriter of the 20th century not named Joni Mitchell, who would it be?”
Crosby responded as:
You can see the tweets below.
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) October 30, 2020