The founding member and co-lead vocalist of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby has taken Twitter to reveal his top 3 blues artists of all time, yet, his list drew attention for not including one of the most celebrated blues musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix.
Crosby, the iconic rock and folk singer who is famous for his bold statements on Twitter about the rock community and the current political condition of the US, has recently unveiled his favorite blues musicians, during a Q&A session.
On the question of his fan, David Crosby named the master of the Delta blues style, Robert Johnson, 10 times Grammy winner singer, Bonnie Raitt, and the legendary frontman of the blues-rock band Double Trouble, Stevie Ray as his favorite blues artists.
Among many other missing names such as Eric Clapton and Albert King, the fans of Crosby also noticed that one of the most influential electric guitarists in history, Jimi Hendrix, was not counted by David Crosby.
Jimi Hendrix, whose mainstream career spanned no more than four years, is widely described as arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock and roll and electric blues. Hendrix achieved worldwide fame with his third studio album, ‘Electric Ladyland,’ which also gained undeniable commercial success.
Known as the world’s highest-paid performer, Hendrix passed away in London from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, after he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.
Here’s what the fan of Crosby asked him on Twitter:
“What are your top 3 all-time favorite blues artists?”
David Crosby responded as:
“Robert Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray.”
You can see the tweets below.
Robert Johnson, Bonnie Raitt,Stevie Ray https://t.co/m6v5VuuUZE
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) December 5, 2020