The vocalist and co-founder of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby has revealed if there’s a possibility that The Byrds may reunite in the future while responding to a question about his former bandmate Roger McGuinn.
During one of his famous Q&A sessions on Twitter, the iconic rock and folk vocalist, David Crosby, has talked about one of the cornerstone bands of the 20th century he was a member of, The Byrds. When asked by a fan if they’d return without the frontman, Roger McGuinn, Crosby said they can’t do that.
Though he said he legally owns the name, David Crosby also mentioned that McGuinn was the main guy in The Byrds and it would not be right to do it without him. Crosby has praised his former bandmate by calling him the leader, the best musician, and the lead singer.
The Byrds was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple lineup changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member.
Although their time as one of the most popular bands in the world only lasted for a short period in the mid-1960s, The Byrds are today considered by critics to be among the most influential rock acts of their era.
Here’s what the fan of Crosby, whose name is Gretschy, said to David Crosby about The Byrds:
“I’d happily see a Byrds reunion without Mcguinn, get Stills to stand in. Steve White on drums.”
David Crosby responded as:
“Just can’t do that… Oh I could legally… I own the name… but McGuinn was the main guy in The Byrds… The leader… The best musician, the lead singer…
It just would not be right to do it without him even though he is being kind of… Hmmmm what to call it politely….”
You can see the tweets below.
Just can’t do that …oh I could legally …I own the name …but McGuinn was the main guy in the Byrds …the leader …the best musician , the lead singer …it just would not be right to do it without him even though he is being kind of …hmmmm what to call it politely …. https://t.co/YPlu4D6uMx
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) October 25, 2020