- Date of Birth:
- April 7, 1948
Dallas Taylor (Born Dallas Woodrow Taylor Jr. in Denver, CO on April 7, 1948) was raised in San Antonio, TX and dropped out of school at age 16 to move to Los Angeles and become a full time musician, joining the band Clear Light. He then came aboard joined Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as their drummer and became a millionaire by the age of 21 by performing with the pioneering folk-rock group. He played with them in their 48 minute set at the Woodstock festival in 1969. Dallas played drums on seven of their top selling albums until he was booted from the band in 1970 after his drug use spiraled out of control. He continued to play drums on Stephen Stills’ solo projects during the 1970’s but his hard partying ways became too well known throughout the music industry for him to play with any more acts of CSN & Y’s caliber. He became sober in 1984 and went on to work as a drug and alcohol counselor, helping newly sober people reunite with their families.
Best Known For:
Dallas is best known for being the drummer for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
In 1989 he was diagnosed with terminal liver disease and underwent a transplant. His health issues continued and in 2007 he underwent a kidney transplant, with the organ donation coming from his wife Patti McGovern. He passed away on Jan. 17, 2016 after long term health issues.