A simple case of a half-century grudge? Perhaps. Pitchfork’s Allisson Hussey has another theory: Crosby doesn’t want the born-again McGuinn proselytizing in his mentions.
Alas, as McGuinn sang, covering the Louvin Brothers, on the Byrds’ first post-Croz album in 1968: “I won’t lose a friend by heeding God’s call / For what is a friend who’d want you to fall.”
May all of our blocks be so righteous. Amen.