Crosby, Stills & Nash Drummer Dallas Taylor Dies at 66, But His Spirit Will Live On Through His Music
If you're a fan of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (or as they were originally dubbed — Crosby, Stills & Nash), then we have some sad news. The band's drummer Dallas Taylor died at 66 on Sunday, Jan. 18. His wife Patti McGovern-Taylor first revealed the news, but did not disclose the cause of death, via her Facebook page, where she wrote,
As noted above, Taylor will forever be remembered for his work with the folk rock group known for their hits, including "Teach Your Children," "Southern Cross," "Just a Song Before I Go," and "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," among many others. Taylor performed with the group through the late 1960s and even played with them at Woodstock in 1969. However, after their album Déjà Vu was complete, the band let Taylor go due to his drug habit. Eventually, Taylor got sober and became an alcohol and drug interventionist in Los Angeles.
Taylor is survived by his wife, his son, Dallas Jr., daughter Lisa, and five grandchildren. Here are a few songs we'll always remember Taylor by.