VH1: Behind the Music - David Crosby (1998)

Genres - Music  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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James Jude narrates this VH1 music documentary tracing the ups and downs of '60s rocker David Crosby (born David Van Cortland August 14, 1941), from solo to the Byrds to the Crosby-Stills-Nash-Young supergroup, appearing before half a million at Woodstock in 1969. After the car-accident death of his steady girlfriend that same year, Crosby turned to her best friend, eventually fathering a daughter. Riding high on heroin and cocaine, Crosby got together with future wife Jan in the early '80s, toured in a van, was booed off a stage, spent one day in rehab, and went to Texas prison on drug and gun-possession charges, serving nine months on a five-year sentence. Released, he recorded with CSNY, but the need for a new liver left him near death until he received a successful transplant. Family footage plus still photos provide visuals, while Graham Nash, wife Jan, Jackson Browne and others offer comments throughout this prismatic portrait. Premiered March 22, 1998 on VH1.