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David Crosby, he of Crosby, Stills and Nash, has been a world-famous folk singer since he was 24, when his collaboration with Bob Dylan, “Mr. Tambourine Man,” hit #1. So, you’d think he’s run out of stories to tell.
Turns out, the answer is no! “David Crosby: Remember My Name,” a documentary film about the life and times of the esteemed musician and cannabis enthusiast, contains a few yarns heretofore left unspun. Case in point: this never-before-seen footage of Crosby and rock photographer/musician Henry Diltz, premiering exclusively below.
In case you didn’t feel like clicking play, the clip shows Crosby and Diltz recalling the time they took STP in Mama Cass’s swimming pool. That’s STP the psychedelic, not the oil company — and Mama Cass of The Mamas and the Papas, youngbloods.
Regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of Crosby’s music, the footage showcases his wit as a storyteller. This man’s mind is a treasure chest of stories. Crosby is a repository of history from one of the most consequential times in American history. Even the most casual of counterculture historians ought to check out “David Crosby: Remember My Name,” for more precious narrative nuggets like these.
“David Crosby: Remember My Name” is out on Blu-ray and Digital via Sony Picture Classics on Tuesday, Oct 22 — tomorrow!