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Happy birthday, Roger Taylor

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Roger Taylor (Queen)

Roger Taylor (Queen)

Happy birthday, Roger Taylor...
Born Roger Meddows Taylor on July 26 1949 in Dersingham, Norfolk, England, Roger Taylor is a musician, singer and songwriter. He is mostly known as the drummer of Queen.
Through his career, he has collaborated with artists like Robert Plant, Roger Waters, Roger Daltrey, Steve Vai, Eric Clapton...
He formed his first band, the Bubblingover Boys, in which he played the ukulele, when he was 7 years old.
In 1968, he met Brian May and Tim Staffell. Together, they formed the band Smile (lineup: Tim Staffell (vocals, bass), Brian May (lead guitar) and Roger Taylor (drums)) which lasted two years.
In 1970, after the band split up, Freddie Mercury, who was a big fan of Smile, convinced Brian May and Roger Taylor to keep on working together, to change their name to Queen and he joined them.
In 1971, bassist John Deacon joined the band.
The band released their debut album, Queen, in 1973.
Roger Taylor is the third most credited songwriter for the band. He composed songs like Stone Cold Crazy, Under Pressure, Radio Ga ga, A Kind of Magic...
He also sings on some Queen songs like Loser in the End, Bohemian Rhapsody, A Human Body...
He was usually the higher-range voice in the band's three-part vocal harmonies. His voice sas often confused with a woman's voice or a synthesiser effect. His vocal range spans four octaves.
Roger Taylor also has a solo career. He released his first solo single, I Wanna Testify, in 1977.
In 1981, his first solo album, Fun in Space, on which he performs drums, percussion, lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass and keyboards, was released.
In 1987, he formed the band The Cross (lineup: Roger Taylor (lead & backing vocals, guitar), Spike Edney (keyboards, mandolin, backing vocals), Clayton Moss (lead guitar, backing vocals), Peter Noone (bass, backing vocals), Josh Macrae (drums, percussion, backing vocals)).
The band released three studio albums: Shove It (1987), Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know (1990) and Blue Rock (1991).
In 1993, after performing a final show, the band broke up. After that, Taylor kept on working with Queen and produced solo album.
On September 15 2008, Queen + Paul Rodgers (Brian May (lead guitars, vocals), Paul Rodgers (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, harmonica), Roger Taylor (drums, percussions, vocals)) released its debut studio album, The Cosmo Rocks.
In 2011, alongside Roger Daltrey and Steven Tyler, Roger Taylor joined the advisory board of Edge Music Network.
On August 12 2012, Taylor performed in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Roger Taylor!

Roger Taylor (Queen)

Roger Taylor (Queen)

oger Taylor and Brian May, Queen (2013)

oger Taylor and Brian May, Queen (2013)

[french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Roger Taylor ...
Né Roger Meddows Taylor le 26 juillet 1949 à Dersingham, Norfolk, Angleterre, Roger Taylor est un musicien, chanteur et auteur-compositeur. Il est plus connu en tant que batteur de Queen.
Durant sa carrière, il collabore avec des artistes comme Robert Plant, Roger Waters, Roger Daltrey, Steve Vai, Eric Clapton...
Il forme son premier groupe, les Bubblingover Boys, dans lequel il joue du ukulélé, quand il a 7 ans.
En 1968, il rencontre Brian May et Tim Staffell. Ensemble, ils forment le groupe Smile (lineup : Tim Staffell (chant, basse), Brian May (lead guitare), Roger Taylor (batterie)) qui dure deux ans.
En 1970, après que le groupe se soit séparé, Freddie Mercury, un grand fan de Smile, convainc Brian May et Roger Taylor de continuer à travailler ensemble, de changer leur nom pour Queen et les rejoint.
En 1971, le bassiste John Deacon rejoint le groupe.
Le groupe sort son premier album, Queen, en 1973.
Roger Taylor est le troisième auteur-compsiteur le plus crédité du groupe. Il compose des chansons comme Stone Cold Crazy, Under Pressure, Radio Ga ga, A Kind of Magic...
Il chante aussi sur certaines chansons de Queen comme Loser in the End, Bohemian Rhapsody, A Human Body...
Il est souvent la voix la plus aigue dans les harmonies à trois voix du groupe. Sa voix est souvent confondue avec celle d'une femme ou alors avec un effet de synthétiseur. Sa gamme vocale s'étend sur quatre octaves.
Roger Taylor a aussi une carrière solo. Il sort son premier single solo, I Wanna Testify, en 1977.
Son premier album solo, Fun in Space, sur lequel il joue de la batterie, des percussions, de la guitare, de la basse, du clavier et chante le chant principal et les choeurs, sort en 1981.
In 1987, il forme The Cross (lineup : Roger Taylor (chant, choeur, guitare), Spike Edney (clavier, mandoline, choeur), Clayton Moss (lead guitare, choeur), Peter Noone (basse, choeur), Josh Macrae (batterie, percussions, choeur)).
Le groupe sort trois albums studio : Shove It (1987), Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know (1990) et Blue Rock (1991).
En 1993, après un dernier concert, le groupe se sépare. Après ça, Taylor continue de travailler avec Queen et produit des albums solo.
Le 15 septembre 2008,  Queen + Paul Rodgers (Brian May (lead guitare, chant), Paul Rodgers (chant principal, guitare rythmique, piano, harmonica), Roger Taylor (batterie, percussions, chant)) sort son premier album, The Cosmo Rocks.
En 2011, aux côtés de Roger Daltrey et de Steven Tyler, Roger Taylor rejoint le conseil consultatif de Edge Music Network.
Le 12 août 2012, Taylor joue pour la cérémonie de fermeture des Jeux Olympiques 2012.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Roger Taylor !]

Roger Taylor (Queen) - 2010

Roger Taylor (Queen) - 2010

Roger Taylor in studio

Roger Taylor in studio

Roger Taylor in studio

Roger Taylor in studio

Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon - Brit Awards 1990 & 20th Anniversary of Queen

Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon - Brit Awards 1990 & 20th Anniversary of Queen

Roger Taylor (Queen)

Roger Taylor (Queen)

Roger Taylor (Queen)

Roger Taylor (Queen)

Roger Taylor (Queen) - I Want To Break Free (1982)

Roger Taylor (Queen) - I Want To Break Free (1982)

Roger Taylor (Queen) - 1980

Roger Taylor (Queen) - 1980

Roger Taylor (Queen) - Rotterdam, Netherlands (1979)

Roger Taylor (Queen) - Rotterdam, Netherlands (1979)

Roger Taylor (Queen) - Rotterdam, Netherlands (1979)

Roger Taylor (Queen) - Rotterdam, Netherlands (1979)

Roger Taylor (Queen) - photographed in the Studio on 28th October 1976. (Photo by Lichfield/Getty Images)

Roger Taylor (Queen) - photographed in the Studio on 28th October 1976. (Photo by Lichfield/Getty Images)

Roger Taylor (Queen)

Roger Taylor (Queen)

Roger Taylor (Queen) - 1976

Roger Taylor (Queen) - 1976

Roger Taylor (Queen) in Japan

Roger Taylor (Queen) in Japan

Roger Taylor (Queen) in Japan (1975)

Roger Taylor (Queen) in Japan (1975)

Roger Taylor (Queen) - 1974

Roger Taylor (Queen) - 1974

Roger Taylor an Freddie Mercury (Queen)

Roger Taylor an Freddie Mercury (Queen)

Roger Taylor (Queen) - 1973

Roger Taylor (Queen) - 1973

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