Bassist Tim Drummond Dies at 74
Rolling Stone reports that Drummond, who played on most on Young’s classic ’70s albums, died on Saturday. The coroner’s office in St. Louis County, Mo., confirmed the news.
Drummond was born on April 20, 1940, in Canton, Ill. During his 40-plus years of making music, he played with a wide range of artists, including country legend Conway Twitty, R&B great James Brown, jazz icon Miles Davis and pop singer-songwriter Jewel.
But he’s best known for his work with classic rockers like Dylan, Young, Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker. In addition to playing on Young’s classic albums like ‘Harvest’ and ‘Comes a Time,’ Drummond was a member of his side bands the International Harvesters, the Shocking Pinks and the Stray Gators. He was also the bass player on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s notorious 1974 tour.
Over the years, Drummond played on albums by the Beach Boys, Ry Cooder and Don Henley. He also helped write some of the songs he performed, including Dylan’s ‘Saved’ (he played on all three of Dylan’s gospel albums from the late ’70s and early ’80s) and Cooder’s ‘Down in Hollywood.’
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