Dallas Taylor (drummer)
|Born||April 7, 1948|
|Origin||San Antonio, Texas|
|Died||January 18, 2015 (aged 66)|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Genres||Rock and roll, country rock|
|Associated acts||Clear Light, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Neil Young, Manassas, The Doors|
Life and career
Taylor was born in Denver but grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He achieved some success with psychedelic rock band Clear Light in the late 1960s, but is best remembered as the drummer on Crosby, Stills and Nash's debut album, 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 Stephen Stills's eponymous first solo album in 1970, his 1971 follow up Stephen Stills 2, and the supporting tour with the Memphis Horns, Taylor was the drummer for Stills's group Manassas in 1972 and 1973. He also appeared on Stills's 1975 solo album Stills. In 1974 he 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 appeared again in the mid 1970s, drumming for Paul Butterfield's touring band.
- Clear Light
- Crosby, Stills & Nash
- John B. Sebastian
- Deja Vu
- Stephen Stills
- The Four of Us
- Ohio Knox
- Songs For Beginners
- Stephen Stills 2
- Down The Road
- Monkey Grip
- Stone Alone
- Nine on a Ten Scale
- Primordial Lovers
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- Weber, Bruce (January 23, 2015). "Dallas Taylor, Drummer for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Dies at 66." New York Times. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
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