Sunday, January 18, 2015

Drummer who inspired Stevie Nicks "For What It's Worth" has passed away

Dallas Taylor, former drummer for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young passed away Sunday at the age of 66.

Dallas was best known for his work with CSNY between 1969 and 1973. After parting ways with CSNY and leaving music all together he became a drug and alcohol interventionist in Los Angeles after having his own substance abuse problems.

His wife Patti Mcgovern-Taylor confirmed the news via a post on Facebook.

1990 Entertainment Tonight Profile:

In 1993 when Stevie Nicks admitted herself to the Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Venice Beach for her addiction to Klonopin, where it took her 47 days to detox from the drug, Dallas Taylor was there with her the whole time. - The Telegraph (2007)

In the "In Your Dreams" promo footage and "In Your Dreams" documentary Stevie talks about "the drummer" that saved her life while fresh out of rehab and on a tour bus for the first time during the Street Angel Tour in 1994. (advance the video to the 1:09 mark).

So this weekend definitely hasn't been the best weekend in Stevie's world with Mick being ill and now with Dallas' passing.  

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here I thought that maybe some of this song was with one of my letters to Stevie in her thoughts. I'm a dork....I know still........

Anonymous said...

I thought it was Russ Kunkel

Anonymous said...

Yes Russ Kunkel was the drummer on the Street Angel tour, but who knows maybe Dallas Taylor just went along for the ride on this tour, as a friend who became more than a friend.

Ronald Gillen said...

A loss within this circle is a loss within my circle.

Anonymous said...

sad to hear this he touched many peoples life

Anonymous said...

So sorry, Stevie for your loss. Sending lots of hugs and comfort your way. Love, Karen

Anonymous said...

Stevie your in our prayers Brian & Lori

Anonymous said...

What?! Are we 100% sure Dallas Taylor is the drummer in FWIW? I thought it was Kunkel as well...not just b/c he went on tour (check out the Ladd interview from that time).

MplsMike said...

Stevie called "my friend the drummer," when referring to him accompanying her on the road. She never said he played drums on the tour. He just went along.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I remember reading something 5 years ago about it being Russ Kunkel, but it couldn't have been because he was married to Nicolette Larson at the time.

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