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Dallas Taylor RIP

Dallas TaylorDallas Taylor, once the drummer for Crosby, Still, Nash & Young has died at age 66.

He had a rough life, his mother giving him opium as a young boy. He struggled with addiction and overcame his demons, and becoming a counselor he saved many lives.

Taylor liked to say that he made his first million — and his last million — by the time he was 21, writes Steve Chawkins of the Los Angeles Times.

According to the Times: The rock drummer was a key sideman for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He played at Woodstock, appeared on seven top-selling albums and bought three Ferraris. He also stabbed himself in the stomach with a butcher knife and drank so heavily that he required a liver transplant in 1990, five years after becoming sober.

He had been in failing health for some time, his wife, Patti McGovern-Taylor, said.

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-dallas-taylor-20150119-story.html