Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) Roger Taylor is a popular English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, who is widely known for being the drummer of the legendary rock band, Queen. Taylor is best known as the eighth-greatest drummer in classic rock music history of all time.
England Born Roger Taylor
Roger Taylor was born as Roger Meddows Taylor on 26 July 1949 and is 70 years old as of early 2020. He was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England to father Michael Taylor and mother, Winifred Taylor.
Roger studied at Truro Cathedral School, Truro School, London Hospital Medical College, and East London Polytechnic.
Journey To Become The Greatest Drummer Of All Time: Roger Taylor OBE
Roger was only seven years old when he formed the first-ever band, The Bubblingover Boys. However, he started his professional musical career in 1968 and was associated with band Smile from 1968 to 1970.
Roger left the band Smile to join Queen in 1970. Taylor is considered one of the prominent songwriters of the band and is the third most credited songwriter after Freddie Mercury and Brian May usually contributing one or two tracks per album.
Besides that, he started his solo career in 1977 releasing single, I Wanna Testify. He has released five solo albums throughout his career; Fun in Space, Happiness?, Strange Frontier, Fun on Earth, and Electric Fire.
Roger has worked for the bands like Queen + Adam Lambert, Band-Aid 30, The Cross, Queen + Paul Rodgers, Felix & Arty, and many others.
In the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, Ben Hardy portrayed his character.
Second Richest Queen Band Member: Roger Taylor's Net Worth and Earnings
As of early 2020, Roger Taylor's net worth is around $170 million that he collected from his musical career. His net worth in 2016 was reported to be approximately $105 million. Albums sales and concerts are his major sources of income.
Back in 1975, the record sales of the album A Night at the Opera with the British rock band Queen was $4,255,000, A Day at the Races with the British rock band Queen was $1,605,000, Jazz with the British rock band Queen was $1,425,000, The Game with the British rock band Queen was $4,445,000, Greatest Hits with the British rock band Queen was $18,000,000, and many others.
When Did Roger Taylor Get Married?
Roger Taylor's personal life has been full of ups and downs. He has been married twice and divorced once.
Lately, he married Sarina Potgieter in 2010 and is enjoying a blissful married life.
Prior to his marital relationship with Sarina Potgieter, he was married to Dominique Beyrand. The couple exchanged their marital vows in 1980 and divorced after being together for around seven years in 1987.
Roger is the father of five children altogether; Rufus Tiger Taylor, Lola Daisy May Taylor, Rory Eleanor Taylor, Felix Luther Taylor, and Tiger Lilly Taylor.