Dallas Taylor (drummer)

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Dallas Taylor
Born (1948-04-07) 7 April 1948 (age 66)
Denver, Colorado
United States
Genres Rock and roll, country rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Clear Light, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Neil Young, Manassas, The Doors
Website Official website

Dallas Woodrow Taylor Jr. (born April 7, 1948 in Denver, Colorado) is an American session drummer who played on several rock records of the 1960s and 1970s. He achieved some success first with 1960s band Clear Light,[1] but is best known as the drummer on Crosby, Stills and Nash's debut album, Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969) and their follow-up with Neil Young, Déjà Vu (1970) and was given a front-sleeve credit along with Motown bassist Greg Reeves. As well as appearing on Stills' eponymous first solo album in 1970, Taylor was the drummer for Stills' group Manassas[2] in 1972 and 1973. He also played with Van Morrison at the 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival in a quartet along with keyboardist Pete Wingfield and bassist Jerome Rimson, a performance issued on the 2006 DVD, Live at Montreux 1980/1974. He briefly surfaced in the mid 1970s drumming for Paul Butterfield's touring band.


  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Biography: Clear Light". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Caldwell, Rob. "Biography: Manassas". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 

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