Top session bassist Tim Drummond has died, aged 74.

The musician, who regularly collaborated with Neil Young and Bob Dylan, passed away on Sunday (11Jan15).

Drummond began his career in country and R&B in the 1960s, performing and recording with the likes of Conway Twitty and James Brown, before he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he became an in-demand session player.

He became a member of Young's Stray Gators band when the rocker recorded Harvest in Nashville, and also toured with Young and with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He also recorded with Csn and Crosby and Nash.

While touring with CsnY in the mid-1970s, Drummond met Dylan and joined his band, co-writing the song Saved for the folk-rock icon.

The bass player also performed and recorded with J.J. Cale, Ry Cooder, Bette Midler, Paula Abdul and Jewel.