CSNY Drummer Dallas Taylor Dies at 66
Published Jan 19, 2015Dallas Taylor, a drummer best known for playing with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, has died. He was 66, though the cause of his passing is not known as of press time.
The sad news was confirmed by his wife Patti Mcgovern-Taylor, who noted on Facebook that the drummer has spent many days in hospital. He died in the early hours of Sunday morning (January 18).
Taylor played on 1969's Crosby, Stills & Nash, as well as 1970's Déjà Vu with Neil Young. Taylor also appeared at Woodstock and played drums when Stephen Stills went solo and was in his band Manassas in the early '70s.
Also in the '70s, Taylor played with Van Morrison and Paul Butterfield, respectively.
The drummer suffered from addiction before getting clean and having a liver transplant. Later in life, he worked as a drug and alcohol interventionist in Los Angeles. In 1995, he released a book called Prisoner of Woodstock about his experiences.
Watch an Entertainment Tonight profile about Taylor below.