Bill has shared a tribute for his friend Dallas Taylor, drummer for Crosby, Stills & Nash, who sadly passed away in Los Angeles on January 18. Dallas was aged 66.

Dallas Taylor was a rock ‘n’ roll drummer who played behind some of the greatest musicians of the era, and was famed for his work with Crosby, Stills & Nash. He also played with the likes of Van Morrison and Paul Butterfield, before he struggled with addiction which he overcame to become a counselor himself.

Bill remembers Dallas fondly – and revealed that he was the drummer on Bill’s first two albums – Monkey Grip in 1974, and Stone Alone in 1976. Dallas also supported Bill, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in 1974.

Dallas was a great friend who stayed with me in my house in the South of France for some months around that time. A well-known musician, loved by many fellow artists.” says Bill.

Below is a photo of Dallas that Bill took after the recording sessions for Monkey Grip at Bill’s home in the south of France, wearing the promotional t-shirt.

He will be sadly missed.