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Dallas Taylor, Former Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Drummer, Dies at 66

Dallas Woodrow Taylor Jr., a drummer best known for his work with folk group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, died Sunday morning, his wife Patti Mcgovern-Taylor confirmed in a Facebook post. He was 66.

The Denver native first broke into the music scene with 1960s band Clear Light. In 1967, Dallas moved the band to Los Angeles, where he was introduced to Stephen Stills.

At the time, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was beginning to take shape, and Stills asked Taylor to play drums on their record. Together, they recorded the band’s first album, “Crosby, Stills & Nash,” which was released in 1969.

Taylor also played with the band on their 1970 follow-up with the addition of Neil Young, “Deja Vu.”

Taylor would go on to appear on Stills’ first solo album in 1970, as well as serve as the drummer for Stills’ group Manassas in 1972 and 1973. Taylor and Stills would later go separate ways.

Taylor also performed with Van Morrison in 1974, and drummed in the mid-70s for Paul Butterfield’s touring band.

Later in life, Taylor became an alcohol and drug interventionist in Los Angeles.

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