The legendary drummer has passed away at the age of 66 in Los Angeles of unknown causes.
Dallas Taylor’s wife has broken the news of her husband’s death via Facebook.
A native of Denver, Colorado, Dallas was on Crosby, Stills and Nash’s first album in 1969, as well as their subsequent album with Neil Young in 1970, Deja Vu. He was also the drummer for Stephen Stills’ first solo album and continued work with the group supergroup Manassas.
Four years after that, he played with Van Morrison at the 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival, in a quartet that included keyboard player Pete Wingfield.
He reappeared later in the same decade as Paul Butterfield’s touring drummer.
His first success as a drummer came from playing with Clear Light, a psychedelic rock band from the early 1960s, whose bassist went on to record several session takes with The Doors.
Dallas Taylor devoted much of his life to helping those addicted to drugs and alcohol, as he himself once was. Matt Sorum, the former Guns N’Roses drummer said he owed his life to Dallas for helping him with drug dependency issues. He had worked as an addiction counsellor since 1990.