The founding member and co-lead vocalist of Crosby, Stills & Nash, and The Byrds, David Crosby, recently responded to a fan’s question through his Twitter account and named the song that the iconic English band The Beatles performed for him which made him well up.
As you know, David Crosby is highly active on his social media accounts and in specific his Twitter account which he often uses a platform to interact with his fans, answer their questions, share his views on music and the rock world, but also pay tribute to legendary bands and musicians.
Recently, a fan asked David Crosby whether there’s a song that any of his ‘musical friends’ played for him which made him cry. Crosby responded that it was a song by The Beatles, who he had a chance to meet when he was still in The Byrds. In fact, in a previous interview, he had said ‘they changed my life‘ as they really inspired Crosby and his music.
The Byrds would go to The Beatles’ shows and vice versa and they had developed a good relationship. Thus, it shouldn’t be surprising that the song that made Crosby well up was by one of his favorite bands. As for the song, he said that it was ‘Eleanor Rigby‘ which is a song about death, loneliness, and longing and it came to be known as one of the turning points of The Beatles from a live performing band to an experimental studio-oriented one.
Here’s what a fan asked Crosby:
“David, is there a song any of your musical friends played for you that made you cry on first hearing it?”
To which he responded by saying:
You can check out the tweets and listen to ‘Eleanor Rigby‘ below.
Eleanor Rigby https://t.co/Er1VdeUHgv
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) April 3, 2021