Roger Taylor Biography

Updated On Feb 25, 2019 Published On Jun 10, 2016
Facts of Roger Taylor
Date of Birth: 1949 , July-26
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
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Roger Taylor is a famous English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, who is best widely known for being the drummer of the legendary rock band, Queen. He, however, is best known as the eighth-greatest drummer in classic rock music history.

Roger Taylor's Early Life and Education

Roger Taylor was born Roger Meddows Taylor on 26 July 1949 and is 69 years old as of early 2019. He was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England. The name of his parents is father Michael Taylor and mother, Winifred Taylor.

Roger studied at Truro Cathedral School, Truro School, London Hospital Medical College, and East London Polytechnic.

Roger Taylor's Career

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. He was associated with band Smile from 1968 to 1970.

Roger left the band Smile to join Queen in 1970. 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.

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Roger Taylor's Net Worth and Earnings

As of early 2019, Roger Taylor's net worth is reported to be around $170 million that he collected from his musical career. His net worth in 2016 was reported to be around $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.

Roger Taylor's Personal Life

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. There are no any headlines of extra-marital affairs or controversies published till the date.

Before being married to Sarina Potgieter, he was married to Dominique Beyrand. The couple tied the knot in 1980 but got divorced after being for around seven years in 1987.

Roger is the father of five children; Rufus Tiger TaylorLola Daisy May TaylorRory Eleanor Taylor, Felix Luther Taylor, and Tiger Lilly Taylor.

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Roger Taylor facts on timeline

Born in England

July 26 , 1949

Roger Taylor was born in the year 1949 on 26th of July and this makes his age 66 at this time. He is a legendary drummer and he represents the mega band called Queen. He was born in a place called King’s Lynn which lies in Norfolk of England. As he was born in England his nationality is English.

Net worth calculated in 2012


According to some sources, he has a jaw dropping net worth of 105 million dollars and this is according to some statistics of the year 2012. He was among the top earning musicians in the world at that time.

Net Worth


As of early 2019, Roger Taylor's net worth is reported to be around $170 million.

Married Sarina Potgieter


His personal life has been full of ups and downs. He has been married several times. Lately he married Sarina Potgieter and till now everything is going good with his spouse. It does not seem like he is having any kind of extra marital affairs.

Married Dominique Beyrand


He was married to Dominique Beyrand from the year 1980 to the year 1987 and had two children as well. The couple lived together for almost 7 years and after that they had to split because of some problems.


Divorced Dominique Beyrand


Everything went well for some years and the couple had two children as well. They named their children as Felix Luther and Rory Eleanor. After a period of time the couple developed some serious problems between them and had to part their ways.


Queen blockbuster hit We Will Rock You


This song called We Will Rock You is one of the biggest songs in the history of metal and rock music and there is no denying that. The song was released back in the year 1977 and can be taken as the biggest by Queen.


Queen released Don't Stop Me Now


This song called Don't Stop Me Now is also one of the biggest songs by this mega band Queen. It is still one of the favorites of the metal lovers and this will be the same for upcoming years as well.