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Message  HibbingSon le Jeu 22 Jan 2015 - 6:48



http://www.jambase.com/Articles/123777/In-Memoriam-CSNY-Drummer-Dallas-Taylor

Dallas Woodrow Taylor Jr. est né à Denver, Colorado, le 7 avril 1948. C'est un batteur de session qui a joué dans plusieurs formation rock des années 1960 et 70. Il a d'abord eu un certain succès avec le groupe Clear Light, mais il est plus connu comme le batteur du premier album de Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969) et du suivant avec Neil Young, Déjà vu (1970). Il y partage la section rythmique avec le bassiste de la Motown Greg Reeves. Il joue également sur le premier album solo de Stills en 1970, ainsi que sur son projet suivant, Manassas en 1972 et 1973. Il a aussi joué au festival de Montreux avec Van Morrison en 1974 dans un quartet avec Pete Wingfield aux claviers et Jérôme Rimson à la basse, un concert disponible sur le DVD Live at Montreux 1980/1974. Il réapparait brièvement au milieu des années 1970 dans le groupe de tournée de Paul Butterfield.

commentaire de Greg Reeves :
"I just visited him and his wife a few months ago. Dallas was a real man, meaning I never ever saw him or ever heard him disrespect anyone! He was so easy going when I used to get uptight about something. He would look at me and laugh and my up-tightness instantly disappeared. He was a big brother to me from the first day I joined CSN&Y, until the day I was fired - even when I was no longer in the group he tried to find me.
Dallas was and will always be my BIG brother, God be willing. I loved him, Dolf, like a blood relative!"

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Message  HibbingSon le Jeu 22 Jan 2015 - 11:10

Paul Zollo, coréalisateur avec le photographe Henry Diltz de "Legends of The Canyon"
http://www.amazon.com/Legends-Canyon-Classic-David-Crosby/product-reviews/B003NOGNX8


Dallas Taylor. Another great one gone, he died Sunday, only 66. I took this at his home in West L.A. where I interviewed him for our documentary "Legends of the Canyon." The drummer on the debut CSN album and also "Deja Vu," he also played with Van the Man Morrison, in the solo Stills Manassas band, with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and more.

He and Stills were always close, and the two of them pretty much created all the backing tracks for the debut CSN album; Stills played everything - guitars, bass, keyboards - and Dallas played drums.

A very sweet and gentle man, he told me many stories that are included in the movie (several that are not, as we didn't want to libel anyone) - but the funniest of which was one which Stills totally disputed. In search of a fourth member to add to CSN for Stills to have a musical sparring partner onstage for jamming, Dallas confirmed they invited such luminaries as Stevie Winwood, John Sebastian and others. But he also said they invited George Harrison.

When I asked Stills about this - in a moment preserved in the movie - he exploded into hysterics and said, "WHAT?!!? George fucking Harrison!! He is already in only the fucking biggest band in the world and he's gonna join US???!!!!" He kept returning to it in the interview, laughing riotously.

Dallas fought demons of drugs and alcohol, and went through tough times, even trying suicide once. When we met, he was all about sobriety, but had a lot of sorrow that was unresolved about CSN. He and bassist Greg Reeves - both pictured on the debut album - felt like full-time members of the band. At least Dallas did. But he was not ever made a real full-time member, and that hurt him forever, and he never got over it.

But in his later years he was sober and seemed pretty healthy, living in a beautiful house with his beloved wife, Patti. My condolences go out to her. He was a sweet and very gifted man.

Legends of the Canyon, our doc, not only has Dallas woven in, it has special features with my full and sad-funny interview with him.

Paul Zollo, https://www.facebook.com/paulzollophotography


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