Roger Meddows Taylor was born in the West Norfolk & Lynn Hospital, Exton’s Road King’s Lynn, Norfolk, on 26 July 1949.
The new maternity ward was opened by the (then) future Queen Elizabeth II where she was introduced to 16 new mothers including Mrs. Winifred Taylor, his mother. Taylor first lived at 87 High Street in King’s Lynn, but later moved to Beulah Street in the town. Taylor’s first school was Rosebury Avenue school
Roger is very proud of his King’s Lynn past. But he has said he is glad he does not live there now. He said he would probably get beaten up as he wouldn’t fit in by not wearing anything Lonsdale branded.
Roger 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 least one track on every album, and often singing lead vocals on his own compositions. He wrote or co-wrote three UK number 1s (“These Are the Days of Our Lives”, “Innuendo” and “Under Pressure”) and contributed a further major hits (“Radio Ga Ga”, “A Kind of Magic”,”One Vision”, “Heaven for Everyone”, “Breakthru”, and “The Invisible Man”).
In addition to his drum work, Taylor routinely played keyboards, guitars and bass on his own songs. During the 1980s, in addition to his work with Queen, he formed a parallel band known as The Cross, in which he was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. Taylor is also well-known for his falsetto vocal range.