Roger Taylor

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Roger Meddows Taylor (born 26 July 1949) is an English musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the drummer for the rock band Queen. As a drummer, Taylor was recognised early in his career for his unique sound. He was voted the eighth-greatest drummer in classic rock music history in a listener poll conducted by Planet Rock in 2005.As a songwriter, Taylor contributed songs to Queen's albums from the beginning, composing at least one track on every album, and often singing lead vocals on his own compositions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Taylor has received more than 112,770 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Roger Taylor is the 52nd most popular musician (down from 37th in 2019), the 282nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 206th 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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Among musicians, Roger Taylor ranks 52 out of 2,675Before him are Bruce Springsteen, Brian Wilson, Jon Lord, André Rieu, Paul Simon, and Ritchie Blackmore. After him are John Deacon, Charlie Parker, Brian Jones, Carlos Santana, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Robert Johnson.

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Among people born in 1949, Roger Taylor ranks 15Before him are Richard Gere, Sigourney Weaver, Anna Wintour, Bruce Springsteen, André Rieu, and Caitlyn Jenner. After him are Arsène Wenger, Jeff Bridges, Bernard Arnault, Lech Kaczyński, Abdullah Öcalan, and Ken Follett.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roger Taylor ranks 282 out of 6,924Before him are David Suchet (1946), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), John Galsworthy (1867), Clement Attlee (1883), and Gary Oldman (1958). After him are Vanessa Redgrave (1937), John Deacon (1951), Jane Birkin (1946), Timothy Dalton (1946), Harold Macmillan (1894), and John Hurt (1940).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Roger Taylor ranks 19Before him are David Gilmour (1946), Roger Waters (1943), Jimmy Page (1944), Sting (1951), Jon Lord (1941), and Ritchie Blackmore (1945). After him are John Deacon (1951), Brian Jones (1942), Syd Barrett (1946), Lemmy (1945), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), and Richard Wright (1943).