David Crosby rose to fame in the mid 1960s as one of the founding members of the psychedelic band The Byrds. In 1968, he met Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield and Graham Nash of The Hollies and formed Crosby, Stills,
and Nash. The next year the group added Neil Young into the mix. The band was highly successful and is often credited as being the pioneers of rock harmonies. In 1982, Crosby was arrested for drug possession and spent nine months in prison. By 1985, he was broke due to a highly expensive drug problem. He was arrested again on weapons charges in 1985 and in 2004. He was finally able to pull himself out of his drug addictions and begin making money. It is estimated that prior to 2004, Crosby had earned and spent over $25 million. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice both as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and as a member of The Bryds.