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Roger Meddows Taylor (born 26 July 1949) is an English musician who performs as a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the drummer of the rock band Queen, but has also served as songwriter and occasional lead vocalist. As a songwriter, Taylor contributed songs to Queen's albums from the very beginning, composing at ... See full bio »

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Flash Gordon Music Department
Moulin Rouge! Soundtrack
Grosse Pointe Blank Soundtrack
Highlander Music Department


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 2019 The Oscars (TV Special) (musician: "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions")
 2018 Bohemian Rhapsody (executive music producer)
 2017 Queen + Adam Lambert: VR the Champions (Music Video) (musician)
 2004 Electric Six: Radio Ga Ga (Music Video) (lyricist - uncredited)
 1996 Queen: You Don't Fool Me (Music Video) (backing vocals) / (musician: drums, percussion, keyboards)
 1991 Queen: These Are the Days of Our Lives (Music Video) (musician: drums) / (musician: keyboards)
 1991 Queen: Headlong (Music Video) (musician: drums)
 1991 Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad (Music Video) (musician: drums, maracas, bar chimes)
 1986 Highlander (composer: additional music)
 1982 The Man Who Saved the World (composer: "Flash Gordon" themes - uncredited)
 1980 Flash Gordon (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1979 Queen: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Music Video) (backing vocals) / (musician: drums)
 1975 Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody (Music Video) (musician: drums) / (musician: gong) / (musician: timpani) / (operatic vocals)
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(July 15 to August 24, 2014) He and Brian May were musical supervisors for Queen and Ben Elton's musical, "We Will Rock You," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Ben Elton was developer.

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Cross | Queen | Smile


5' 10½" (1.79 m)


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Personal Quote:

[on punk rocker Sid Vicious] Sid was a moron, you know. He was an idiot. See more »


Appeared in drag in two music videos : Queen's "I Want To Break Free" and Freddie Mercury's "The Great Pretender". See more »

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