Neil Young & Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot suffers stroke

Band's show at Hyde Park will go on

Neil Young & Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot has suffered a stroke and has had to pull out of the band’s European tour.

It means Talbot will not play at their Barclaycard British Summer Time headline show at London’s Hyde Park on July 12. His replacement is Rick Rosas, who has played with Young back to his Buffalo Springfield days in the 1960s. A statement said Talbot’s stroke was minor and that he is expected to make a full recovery.

Talbot met his fellow Crazy Horse bandmates Ralph Molina and Danny Whitten when they formed doo-wop band Danny And The Memories in Los Angeles in 1960. They were invited to form Crazy Horse in 1967 when, having mutated into The Rockets, they met Young after a Buffalo Springfield show. Talbot formed his own band, The Billy Talbot Band, in 1999. They have released one album, 2004’s ‘Alive In The Spirit World’.