The vocalist of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby responded to a fan’s question about his famous song ‘Laughing‘ and revealed it was actually written for The Beatles guitarist George Harrison.
As you may know, the 79-year-old rock musician David Crosby has been an active user of his Twitter account on which he often shares his personal opinions on social and political matters. David also often responds to the questions or comments of the fans wondering rarely-known information about his life and music career.
Recently, a Twitter user nicknamed Monzat wanted to know whether David Crosby had a specific influence for his famous song ‘Laughing’ from his debut solo album ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name‘ which was released in 1971.
Here’s what the David Crosby fan stated in his tweet:
“Was there any particular inspiration for ‘Laughing’? It’s a beautiful song, and has helped me very much for 50 years.”
As a response, Crosby revealed that he was actually inspired by the late Beatles icon George Harrison while writing his well-known song ‘Laughing’ and stated:
“Wrote it for George Harrison.”
As you might remember, Crosby previously mentioned the band that changed his life was also The Beatles. It seems David was among the many other people who considered The Beatles as one of the most successful and influential bands of all time.
You can see the tweet David Crosby posted on Twitter below.
Wrote it for George Harrison https://t.co/JmTXn8LZAX
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) October 10, 2020