Larry Taylor

Jun 26, 1942 – Aug 19, 2019 (Age 77)


June 26, 1942
August 19, 2019


Larry Taylor was the bassist for the blues boogie rock band Canned Heat from 1967 until 1970, performing a legendary set with the band at the original Woodstock. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Larry was a class act. It was a thrill and an honor to sit in his den and talk about music. The ripples of his influence as a musician and how he inspired countless bass players are still flowing throughout the world....

Sorry to hear you left us in August Larry....It was a pleasure working with you and Canned Heat in the good
years all over North America, Europe, Mexico. I was lucky to see you and Fito again at the Coach House and
Blue Cafe in recent years. We shall ALL meet again some day...Out where the sky meets the sea. RIP

Always THE MOLE.... he now boogies at a new venue along w The Blind Owl , The Bear, and The Sunflower. Killer Lineup/ None Better.

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...My condolence..

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the Family's...My condolences...

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

All of us that play acoustic bass doing that West Coast Blues thing owe an
Incredible depth of gratitude to the great Larry Taylor.
When I heard him playing on the famous Hollywood Fats record
I just loved and still love that sound he brought from the late forties to
early fifties to all of us in the eighties and beyond. What a giant!

I was playing a canned heat album the day before I heard that he passed. He was an Icon and though I never knew him or his family I want the family to know he touched a world of people with his musical talent. It is very sad to be losing many of our wonderful talented brothers and sisters from an era that tried to instill peace and love. All my prayers to the family.