Bob Dylan and Tim Drummond (Paul Natkin/Getty Images)Veteran session bassist Tim Drummond, who recorded and/or toured with such stars as Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bob Dylan, Don Henley and James Brown, died on Saturday at the age of 74. Drummond’s passing was announced Sunday by CSN biographer David Zimmer via a Twitter message, while Billboard reports that Tim died in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Early in his career, Drummond worked with Brown, appearing on his 1969 album Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud. He began a decades-long musical association with Young in 1972, when Neil traveled to Nashville to record his classic album Harvest. He also served as bassist for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young‘s 1974 reunion tour, and contributed to Crosby, Stills & Nash’s hit 1977 album CSN. In addition, he toured with the duo of David Crosby and Graham Nash, and appeared on solo albums by both singers.

Drummond joined Dylan’s touring band during the late 1970s, and recorded three albums with the folk-rock legend — 1979’s Slow Train Coming, 1980’s Saved and 1981’s Shot of Love. He also co-wrote Saved‘s title track with Dylan. Among the many other memorable recordings featuring Tim is Henley’s 1984 record Building the Perfect Beast. Drummond frequently worked as a session bassist in tandem with renowned drummer Jim Keltner.

In response to the news of Drummond’s death, Crosby tweeted a brief message, saying, “Damn…he was so good.”

Zimmer added, “Tim knew where to put the notes, and when to leave space.”

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