David Crosby of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash, one of the most influential rock singers of the sixties, has died at 81. Described by Rolling Stone magazine as “rock’s unlikeliest survivor” after heavy cocaine and alcohol abuse led to a liver transplant in 1994, he was revered for his creative talent despite the running conflicts his lifestyle and tempestuous nature stirred up.
He was born 14 August 1941 9.02 am Hollywood with a cinematographer father and was a Sun, Mercury in Leo trine a high-octane, argumentative Mars in Aries in his 7th house of relationships, sextile Jupiter – bubbling over with high vitality and lucky with it. He had an influential though also controlling 10th house Pluto; and a troubled and turbulent collection of an 8th house Taurus Moon and Saturn and Uranus.
His Uranus was in a creative trine to Neptune sextiling onto Pluto. His deeply buried Saturn was square his Sun and trine a hidden Venus, North Node and Neptune in his 12th – which latter would tilt him towards addictions. He seemed to have strong ancestral/family connections back several generations hinted at by his 8th house planets.
Off-stage, he had multiple run-ins with US law enforcement, including an arrest in 1982 on drug and weapons charges and five months inside.
His creative 5th and 7th Harmonics were strong especially the 7th as was his global superstar 22H.