David Crosby fans are raving about how honest the new Remember My Name documentary is — and credit Crosby for allowing a warts and all portrait of himself to see release. In the film, Crosby speaks honestly as to how his primary bandmates — Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young — and Byrds co-founder Roger McGuinn — all have chosen to never work with him again. Some of them have cut him out of their lives entirely.
During a chat with Collider.com, he was asked if his relationship with his partners has changed since the film has been made. Crosby answered, “No, and I don’t think it’s going to. And it’s not why we did it. This isn’t a flag for them. I don’t even think they’ll watch it. But it lightens my load to be able to tell you how I feel about them and about everything. I’m all about that. I may not get another chance. I’m very, very grateful for having a chance, where they didn’t censor me, and they didn’t try to polish it into something cute. I’m really happy about it, I’ve gotta say.”
The Byrds’ classic lineup reunited briefly in the early-’70s and again 20 years after that. David Crosby told us that the demand for a Byrds reunion has never gone away — and has only risen following each and every time he and surviving co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman have shared a stage over the years: [“On a regular basis I’ll email him or call him and say, ‘Roger, please. You and I and Christopher are still alive. We could make so many people happy. I’ll get you a million bucks, I’ll do whatever you want. You don’t have to see me, except when we walk on stage. I’m not asking you to be my buddy — I just want to make that music. It’s great music, and it cannot be done without you.’ And he says no. He says he doesn’t want to do it.”] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . to do it)
- David Crosby tour dates (subject to change):
August 11 – New York, NY – Damrosch Park
August 13 – Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre
August 15 – Roanoke, VA – Jefferson Center
August 16 – Geneva, NY – Smith Opera House
August 18 – Schwenksville, PA – Philadelphia Folk Festival
August 20 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage
August 22 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
August 24 – Bayfield, WI – Big Top Chautauqua
August 25 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Theatre
August 27 – Bismarck, ND – Belle Mehus Auditorium
August 29 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theatre
August 31 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
September 1 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
September 3 – Arcata, CA – Van Duzer Theatre
September 4 – Redwood City, CA – Fox Forum
September 6 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre
September 8 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library
September 10 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
September 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
September 13 – Las Vegas, NV – Red Rock Casino and Spa
September 17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
- David Crosby says he didn’t make the confessional new doc Remember My Name to win back the good graces of his CSNY and/or Byrds bandmates.
- Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, and Gene Clark formed the Byrds in Los Angeles in 1964. Crosby was fired from the band in October 1967.
- The original lineup reformed for an ill fitting and lackluster 1973 reunion album, which was produced by Crosby.
- The Byrds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. It was the last time all five original Byrds performed together.
- Original lead singer Gene Clark died in 1991 at the age of 49 due to complications from a bleeding ulcer. Drummer Michael Clarke died in 1993 from liver failure, also at the age of 49.
- Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and David Crosby — have reunited several times as the Byrds for performances since 1991 in order to claim legal control of the Byrds name from Michael Clarke’s estate. The last time all three shared a stage was in 2000.
“David Crosby – Remember My Name” opening dates (subject to change):
July 26 – Chicago; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
August 2 – Boston; Minneapolis; Philadelphia; Phoenix; San Diego
August 9 – Austin; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Miami; Seattle
August 16 – Honolulu; Portland; St. Louis
August 23 – Atlanta; Madison; Milwaukee
August 30 – Charlotte; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus; Dayton; Detroit; Indianapolis; Kansas City; New Orleans; Pittsburgh; Raleigh; Salt Lake City