Dallas Taylor: 1948 - 2015
Dallas Taylor, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Bruce Palmer, Neil Young, Graham Nash
Shady Oak Drive in Studio City.
Photo Henry Diltz, 1969
Dallas Taylor, the drummer with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young has passed away. He was age 66.
Taylor played at Woodstock with CSN&Y for the band's second live performance. After retiring from music, he became a counselor specializing in addiction treatment.
Dallas Taylor, was the drummer on Crosby Stills Nash & Young’s Deja Vu album, and played drums for Stephen Stills’ group Manassas.
Music Scene - 1970
Photo by Jeff Allen
In a 1994 Los Angeles Times essay, he wrote about Kurt Cobain, the 27-year-old lead singer of the rock band Nirvana who killed himself in his Seattle home after checking out of a drug rehab facility:
"I understand what it is like to be an angry, depressed addict who needs so badly to be liked that he gets on stage and sweats and bleeds and hopes that people will somehow connect," he wrote.
"But as addicts whose only real happiness is being high — whether it's on dope or music, writing, acting or painting — success becomes our worst enemy. When self-hatred runs so deep, it is never alleviated by fame or wealth."
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ''Down By The River'' [Music Scene - Live - 1970]
Also, see Dallas Taylor Interview.
Photo by Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times