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Dallas Taylor, the drummer for Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has died at the age of 66. Details of the cause of death have not yet been released.
Taylor’s wife Patti announced the news of her husband’s passing on her Facebook page.
This morning at 2:30 am I lost the love of my life Dallas W Taylor, he came into my life almost 18 yrs ago and saved me as much as i may have saved him, To me he was just a Good Man, a Good Friend, a Good Father, a Good Grandfather or Pop Pop, a Great Drummer and much beloved by many. I cannot even find the words to put down to say how grateful I am for the many friends and family who have been there for both of us these many days he has spent in the hospital, especially last night. I know he is a peace. He will be missed beyond words, it is so very hard to imagine my life without him by my side, but i feel his love even as i write these words. Much Love to you all …Patti
Taylor was asked to join Crosby, Stills & Nash for their self-titled album in 1969. He stayed on for the following album, Déjà vu, with Neil Young.
Early in his career, Taylor played with the band Clear Light and later went on to play with Stills in his solo career and with Manassas. Taylor also worked with Van Morrison and performed with Morrison at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1974.
In the mid-70s, Dallas quit the music business and became a drug counselor.
In another Facebook post, Taylor’s friend, former Wings drummer Denny Seiwell wrote:
This morning at 2:38 am we lost another icon both of the drumming community and the sober community. Dallas Taylor helped countless people find their way out of the madness of alcohol and drugs and inspired many many drummers by his unique style. If you knew Dallas you were blessed. ?His battle is over and he left In a room full of people that loved him. Dallas touched many lives and will be missed very much. (Bron: www.vintagevinylnews.com)
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