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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 February 1961Newcastle, England, UK
Birth NameAndrew Arthur Wilson-Taylor
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Encouraged by his father, Andy Taylor took lessons in playing the guitar from a jazz guitarist who lived across the road from him and started to play the instrument seriously from the age of 11. He left school in 1976 and joined a punk band called The Gigolos. They became Motorway and released a single that didn't chart. He had played nearly 600 gigs in a variety of working men's clubs, strip joints and military bases before responding to an advert in Melody Maker placed by a band needing a guitarist. The band was Duran Duran, he successfully auditioned and the group went on to become one of the most successful acts of Britain's early 1980s' "New Romantic" movement, scoring many big hits, including two British number one singles, "Is There Something I Should Know?" and "The Reflex". They were also Princess Diana's favourite band.

Andy Taylor married Tracey Wilson, the band's hair stylist and opened a wine bar, Rio, in Whitley Bay. He left Duran Duran in 1985 and since then has worked with Robert Palmer in Power Station, Rod Stewart and Thunder.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Tracey Wilson (29 July 1982 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Wears dark shades

Trivia (7)

He was guitarist in the band, Duran Duran.
Rejoined Duran Duran in 2001 and released the album Astronaut with the original lineup of John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes in October of 2004.
Was hospitalized in Britain after getting ill from ingesting water contaminated with elephant urine during shooting for the video "Hungry like the Wolf".
He and Duran Duran were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1770 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
Currently working on Duran Duran's new album in London. [March 2006]
currently on the Astronaut tour with Duran Duran in Europe. Will be returning to the United States in July of 2005 for the last leg of the tour. [June 2005]
The original Duran Duran line-up lose Andy Taylor: Duran Duran dissolved their partnership and will be continuing as Duran Duran without him. (source: http://www.duranduran.com/news/index.asp?newsID=6742) [October 2006]

Personal Quotes (3)

Genuine rivalry between us and Spandau Ballet? Actually, really, not a great deal. We were more pop orientated. And some might say we were just better songwriters.
He's got very big feet, John (John Taylor). Possibly one of the biggest pairs of feet I've ever seen.
I'd always felt like being weird, but there was no one to be weird with in Newcastle.

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