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14 August 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA. Hailing from a high society family in Hollywood, Crosby dropped out of acting school in the early 60s to sing in coffeehouses in New York and California. Along the way he played informally with a number of influential musicians including Travis Edmunson, Fred Neil, Dino Valenti, Paul Kantner and David Freiberg. After a short-lived stint in the commercialized folk unit the Les Baxter Balladeers he returned to Los Angeles and became the protégé of producer/manager Jim Dickson. Towards the end of 1963, Crosby demoed several songs for a projected solo album including covers of Ray Charles Come Back Baby and Hoyt Axtons Willie Gene, which later surfaced on the archive compilation Early LA.
After failing to secure a record contract with Warner Brothers Records, Crosby stumbled upon two like-minded rock n roll enthusiasts at Hollywoods...