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Roger Taylor Biography

Roger Taylor

Facts of Roger Taylor

Date of Birth: 1949 , July-26
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch

Quick Timeline of Roger Taylor

1949 Born in England
2012 Net worth calculated in 2012
2020 Net Worth
2010 Married Sarina Potgieter
1980 Married Dominique Beyrand
1987 Divorced Dominique Beyrand
1978 Queen released Don't Stop Me Now

Detail Timeline of Roger Taylor

July 26 , 1949

Born in England

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.

2012

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.

2020

Net Worth

As of early 2020, Roger Taylor's net worth is reported to be around $170 million.

2010

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.

1980

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.

 

1987

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.

 

1978

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.

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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 TaylorLola Daisy May TaylorRory Eleanor Taylor, Felix Luther Taylor, and Tiger Lilly Taylor.