Larry Taylor

American musician
Larry Taylor with bass 1971.jpg

Samuel Lawrence Taylor (June 26, 1942 – August 19, 2019) was an American bass guitarist. He was born in New York City. He was best known for his work as a member of Canned Heat. He also played for The Monkees and Jerry Lee Lewis.[1] He was the younger brother of Mel Taylor, long-time drummer for The Ventures.

Taylor died after a twelve-year struggle with lung cancer at his home in Lake Balboa, California at the age of 77.[2]


  1. Kurutz, Steve. "Biography: Larry Taylor". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  2. Canned Heat Bassist Larry Taylor Dies at 77