Happy Birthday going out to Queen drummer Roger Taylor who turns 64 today!
Taylor first entered our stereo systems, radios and televisions when he and Brain May merged with the late Freddie Mercury and John Deacon to form Queen in the 70s.
Queen was a band like no other, with a ton of hit songs, including “Radio Ga Ga” and “A Kind of Magic,” which Tayor penned himself. But when the band began to fall apart, Taylor decided to go solo, releasing his first single “I Wanna Testify” in 1977.
As a solo artist, Taylor released four albums, but he was never quite done with Queen. After Freddie Mercury passed away in 1991, Taylor reunited with his bandmates the following year for a memorial concert at Wembley Stadium.
Since then, Taylor has stayed busy, having worked on the 2002 Queen inspired London musical “We Will Rock You,” organized South Africa’s 46664 concert to promote HIV/AIDS awareness, sold out shows in Europe and performed with Queen at the 2012 Olympics Closing ceremony in London.
And Roger Taylor not only shares his name with the drummer for Duran Duran; he also shares his birthday with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mick Jagger!
In his four decades in the industry Taylor has proved his versatility and his staying power, and for that, we wish him a very Happy Birthday!
For more information on Roger Taylor visit his official website and to leave your birthday wishes for the rocker, post a comment below!