David Crosby: the outspoken trailblazer of US folk-rock

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New York (AFP) – David Crosby, an influential musical pioneer of the 1960s and 1970s who created a distinctly American brand of folk-rock with the Byrds and later with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, has died. He was 81.  The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer — known as much for his alternative guitar tunings, lush harmonies and abstract lyrics as for his pacifist activism, brutal honesty and living dangerously — remained a prolific artist throughout his life. Over the course of six decades in the music industry, the vocalist, guitarist, and composer at the forefront of countercultural ro…

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