Roger Taylor

1949 - Today

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Roger Meddows Taylor (born 26 July 1949) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer. He achieved international fame as the drummer and backing vocalist for the rock band Queen. As a drummer, Taylor was recognised early in his career for his unique sound and was voted the eighth-greatest drummer in classic rock music history in a listener poll conducted by Planet Rock in 2005. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Taylor has received more than 147,617 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Roger Taylor is the 55th most popular musician (down from 34th in 2019), the 247th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 194th in 2019) and the 19th most popular British Musician.

Roger Taylor is most famous for being a drummer and vocalist for the British rock band Queen.

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  • 150k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.07

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 60

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Roger Taylor ranks 55 out of 3,175Before him are Isaac Albéniz, Victor Borge, Pablo Casals, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, and Amir Khusrow. After him are Vladimir Horowitz, Brian Jones, Benny Andersson, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Cliff Burton, and Duke Ellington.

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Among people born in 1949, Roger Taylor ranks 21Before him are Richard Gere, Maurice Gibb, Abdullah Öcalan, André Rieu, Ken Follett, and Bruce Springsteen. After him are Sandra Mason, Slavoj Žižek, Thomas Sankara, Jessica Lange, Bobby Farrell, and Carlos the Jackal.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roger Taylor ranks 247 out of 8,785Before him are Ken Miles (1918), Ken Follett (1949), Jimmy Page (1944), Phil Collins (1951), Francis Galton (1822), and Peter Higgs (1929). After him are James II of England (1633), Alan Parker (1944), Brian Jones (1942), David Lloyd George (1863), Ian Fleming (1908), and Edmond Halley (1656).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Roger Taylor ranks 19Before him are Pete Townshend (1945), Keith Richards (1943), Sting (1951), David Gilmour (1946), Syd Barrett (1946), and Jimmy Page (1944). After him are Brian Jones (1942), John Deacon (1951), Charlie Watts (1941), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Robert Fripp (1946), and Jon Lord (1941).