Mel Taylor

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Birthday
24, 1933
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 11, 1996 (62)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1933
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 11, 1996 (62)

About

Drummer who worked with the instrumental rock band The Ventures from 1962 until 1996.

Before Fame

He was a drummer for Boris Pickett and Herb Alpert before joining The Ventures, first as a fill-in, then as a permanent member of the band.

Trivia

He released a solo album called Mel Taylor & The Magics in Action in 1965.

Family Life

He was diagnosed with cancer in 1996 and died two weeks later; his son, Leon, replaced him in The Ventures.

Associated With

He and The Ventures played off the success of television hit show Hawaii Five-O, starring Jack Lord.

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