Roger Meddows Taylor Biography
Roger Meddows Taylor is a famous English musician, singer, songwriter and instrumentalist in the Queen rock band. He is the drummer of the band and was recognized early in his career for his unique sound. He was voted as the eighth-greatest drummer in classic rock music history in 2005. He also contributed songs to Queen’s album as a songwriter.
He co-wrote and wrote three UK number 1s and then contributed to five major hits. He was born in the West Norfolk & Lynn Hospital where the future Queen Elizabeth II by then, had opened a maternity ward. The Queen was introduced to 16 mothers and one of them was his mother Winfred Taylor. His family first lived at 87 High Street in King’s Lynn but they later moved to Beulah Street in the same town.
He attended his first school in Rosebury Avenue school. His family then relocated to Truro, Cornwall in southwest England. His father was Michael and he had a younger sister Claire. After that, he formed his first band just when he was seven years old. His band was comprised of some of his friends and they named it The Bubblingover Boys.
He played the ukelele in the band. He then after attended Truro Cathedral School briefly and then joined Truro School as a day boy. Taylor then became a member of a semi-professional rock band formed mainly by boys called The Reaction. At this time he was 15 years old. He had originally learned Guitar but he, later on, developed a passion for drums.
He continued to teach himself how to tune his drums through inspiration from Keith Moon. He also liked Mitch Mitchell who was also a professional drummer. Taylor, later on, went to London and studied dentistry at the London Hospital Medical College in 1967. He became bored of the profession and changed to biology and obtained a BSc at East London Polytechnic.
Roger Meddows Taylor Age
He was born on July 26, 1949, in King’s Lynn, Norfolk in England. As of 2018, she is 69 years old.
Roger Meddows Taylor Height
He stands at a height of 1.79 m tall.
Roger Meddows Taylor Marriage | Wife
Taylor met his future girlfriend Dominique Beyrand in 1977. She was working for Richard Branson at the time. The couple lived together from 1980 to 1987 where they were raising their children Felix Luther and Rory Eleanor. They made a decision to get married in order to protect their children’s interests in the future.
However, Taylor was seeing another woman at that time by the name Debbie Lang. He moved in with her after a month where his marriage convenience to Dominique had passed. Taylor had their first child with Debbie by the name Rufus Tiger who was born in March 1991. He is also a drummer for the Darkness band.
They went on to have two more children, one was Tiger Lily born in 1994 and Lola Daisy. They then separated and Taylor later re-married on October 3, 2010, to his partner Sarina Potgieter.
Roger Meddows Kids | Son | Daughter
From his first marriage, he had two children, Felix Luther and Rory Eleanor. In his second marriage with Debbie, they had three children Rufus Tiger, Tiger Lily and Lola Daisy.
Roger Meddows Taylor Career
Earlier Taylor had met Brian May and Tim Staffell in 1968 after a friend saw an advert on a notice board in the Imperial College for drummers. That’s where they used to study drumming professionally. They then formed their own band which included May on the Lead guitar, Staffell on lead vocals and bass and later Taylor joined in on the drums.
However, the band lasted for two cycles before Staffell left to pursue a chance to join Humpy Bong. He left the band with a catalogue of nine songs. The band at that time was called Smile. From there Smile reunited for several songs on December 22, 1992. Taylor’s band the Cross was heating the headlines, so Taylor asked May and Stafell to Join in.
Taylor then worked with Freddie Mercury at the Kensington Market in 1969. The band eventually split up in 1970. From 1977, Taylor then had a pro ductive solo career where he released five albums. His first being in 1977, I Wanna Testify. Taylor then worked with Yoshiki who was a drummer and pianist of X Japan where they released a song Foreign Sand in 1994.
After nearly twelve years between solo albums in 2010, Taylor planned a release of a new studio album titled The Unblinking Eye. This was the first single of the same name which was officially launched the same. year. Since then, he has been rocking the music industry by storm.
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Roger Meddows Taylor in Bohemian Rhapsody movie| Brian May
The Drums Of Roger Meddows Taylor Book
He is the one who authored the book entitled The Show Must Go On: Mixed Voices SSA(T)Band Piano. The book is divided into three fully detailed parts. it basically describes how you can be able to become a skilled drummer.
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Roger Meddows Taylor Queen Songs
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- Love My Life
- Don’t Stop Me Now
- We Will Rock You
- Somebody to Love
- Another One Bites the Dust
- I Want To Break Free
- Killer Queen
- Under Pressure
- Crazy Little Thing Called….
- The Show Must Go On
- Who Wants to Live Forever
Roger Meddows Taylor Quotes
- Of the Queen tributes, some of them are very funny, and some of them are really not funny at all. The terrible ones are cheesy and panto-like, more about dressing up in a Brian May wig and a Freddie Mercury moustache, and what they’re missing out is the fact that the music is quite complicated and actually not easy to perform.
- To me, diva means an extraordinary, outrageously theatrical, brilliant performer
- I’ll tell you what I really loved: the version of ‘Somebody to Love’ that was in ‘Happy Feet.’ That was fantastic.
- Once a musician, always a musician.
- I understand people who say, ‘There is no Queen without Freddie. Just leave it be.’ Because that’s what we felt, following his death. All three of us said, ‘Right, that’s the end of the band.’ But the band just didn’t seem to die.
Roger Meddows Taylor Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at $170 million dollars.
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