Roger Taylor is best known for playing the drums and singing opposite Freddie Mercury in the British rock band Queen. Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >
Roger Andrew Taylor (born 26 April 1960) is an English musician who is best known as the drummer of English rock band Duran Duran who's honors include two Granmy's , two Ivor Novello's a Brit award and a Q mag Lifetime achievement award. Taylor began drumming around the age of twelve, teaching himself by playing along with his favorite records. His first ambition was to be a goalkeeper for English Premier League club Aston Villa, and as a child he was taken to every home match by his father Hugh, but at 5'9 never grew tall enough to realise his dream. He would eventually "play" at Villa Park but as Duran Duran's drummer for their 1983 charity concert there. Taylor cited drummers Paul Thompson of Roxy Music, Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones and Tony Thompson of Chic as his key musical influences growing up. Before joining Duran Duran, he performed with several school (Park Hall School in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham) and local club bands.