Roger Taylor

Singer-musician Roger Taylor rose to international fame as the drummer and occasional vocalist-songwriter for the hard-charging arena rock band Queen, with whom he performed from its humble beginnings in 1971 through ... Read more »
Born: 12/26/1949 in Norfolk, England, GB

Filmography

Music (20)

Solitary 2015 (Movie)

(Composer)

Soul Boys of the Western World 2015 (Movie)

("Hungry Like The Wolf") (Song)

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

Mr. Popper's Penguins 2011 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

Greenberg 2010 (Movie)

("The Chauffeur") (Song)

It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

World's Greatest Dad 2009 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Step Brothers 2008 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

The Invisible 2007 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Zoom 2006 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

13 Going On 30 2004 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

("The Show Must Go On") (Song)

An Everlasting Piece 2000 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Disturbing Behavior 1998 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Encino Man 1992 (Movie)

("Stone Cold Crazy") (Song)
Actor (5)

2001: The Year in Music 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

A Concert For Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Queen: The Days of Our Lives 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic-Queen in Hungary 1985 (Movie)

Queen Band Member (Actor)

We Will Rock You 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (1)

Solitary 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Singer-musician Roger Taylor rose to international fame as the drummer and occasional vocalist-songwriter for the hard-charging arena rock band Queen, with whom he performed from its humble beginnings in 1971 through the heights of its popularity in the 1970s and in numerous reunions following the death of flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury in 1991. Taylor's brawny percussion style influenced a generation of rock drummers, most notably Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, while his four-octave vocal range anchored Queen's signature harmonies while also providing lead vocals and the stratospherically high end on songs like "Bohemian Rhapsody." Taylor was also the first member of Queen to launch a solo career, releasing his first single in 1977 before issuing a string of albums, both under his own name and with a new group called The Cross, between 1984 and 2013. However, few achieved the same historic heights as Queen, with which he remained associated well into the 21st century for much-publicized collaborations with Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert. Though infrequently recognized for his contributions to Queen, Taylor was unquestionably a key component in the group's extraordinary success, as well as one of rock's most acclaimed drummers.

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