Please note that the key used for solo projects is the same as that used for the Queen discography.
Fun In Space
The Cross: Shove It
The Cross: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
The Cross: Blue Rock
Roger Taylor Singles
ROGER MEDDOWS TAYLOR was born on July 26th 1949 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk to parents Michael and Winnifred Meddows Taylor. Roger, his parents and younger sister Clare moved to Truro, Cornwall, in 1957 and Roger started at the Truro Cathedral School, where he joined the choir. He also learnt to play the ukulele. He moved on to Truro Public School in 1960 and learnt to play guitar. In 1961 he began to teach himself drums- he left school in 1967 with seven O levels and three A levels. He decided he wanted to be a dentist, and moved to London to attend London Hospital Medical College. He got tired with dentistry and turned to studying biology at North London Polytechnic. He finally left with a B.Sc. in that subject. He joined Brian in Smile in 1968. Roger is 5ft 1 Oll," tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. He has tour children, Felix Luther, Rory Eleanor, Rufus Tiger and Tigerlilly. His favourite actress is Maggie Smith, favourite actor John Hurt. He likes Bruce Springsteen. His favourite drinks are vodka and good, expensive white wine (and he's partial to a pint of bitter now and again too!). He likes fast cars (he has an Aston Martin Vintage) and classic cars (he also has a Bentley). He has a recording studio in his garden that was once a water mill and still has the waterwheel inside.
POLAR BEAR (MAY)
STEP ON ME (MAY/STAFFELL)
CAT.NO: MERCURY 18PP-l(M)
RELEASE DATE: 23 SEPT 1982
PRODUCED BY: JOHN ANTHONY & FRITZ FREYER
RECORDEDAT: TRIDENT & DE LANE LEA
Note: this album was released in JAPAN only.
LAUGH OR CRY
FUTURE MANAGEMENT (You Don't Need Nobody Else)
LET'S GET CRAZY
MY COUNTRY PARTS 1 & 2
GOOD TIMES ARE NOW
MAGIC IS LOOSE
INTERLUDE IN CONSTANTINOPLE
FUN IN SPACE
All songs composed by ROGER TAYLOR.
CAT.NO: EMI/EMC 3369 (UK) ELEKTRA SE 522 (USA)
RELEASE DATE: 6 APRIL 1981 (UK) 9 APRIL 1981 (USA)
PRODUCED BY: ROGER TAYLOR
RECORDED AT: MOUNTAIN
COVER CONCEPT: ROGERTAYLOR
HIGHEST CHART POS: 18 (UK) 121 (USA)
WEEKS ON CHART: 5 (UK) 1 (USA)
Reissued on CD May 1996 on Parlophone: CDPCS 7380
MAN ON FIRE
RACING IN THE STREETS*
MASTERS OF WAR @
IT'S AN ILLUSION^
I CRY FOR YOU (Love Hope & Confusion)+
All tracks composed by Roger Taylor except: 'BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, @ BOB DYLAN. + TAYLOR & DAVID RICHARDS. A TAYLOR & RICK PARFITT.
CAT.NO: EMI/RTA 1 (UK)/CAPITOL SJI 2357 (USA)
RELEASE DATE: 25 JUNE 1984 (UK) 3 JULY 1984 (USA)
PRODUCED BY: ROGER TAYLOR, DAVID RICHARDS & MACK
RECORDED AT: MOUNTAIN & MUSICLAND
GUEST MUSICIANS: JOHN DEACON & RICK PARFITT on It's An Illusion. FREDDIE MERCURY on Killing Time.
COVER CONCEPT: ROGER TAYLOR
HIGHEST CHART POS: 30 (UK)
WEEKS ON CHART: 4 (UK)
Reissued on CD May 1996 on Parlophone: CDPCS 7381
The Cross were: SPIKE EDNEY (KEYBOARDS). JOSH MACRAE (DRUMS). CLAYTON MOSS (GUITAR), PETER NOONE (BASS), ROGER TAYLOR (VOCALS).
COWBOYS & INDIANS
HEAVEN FOR EVERYONE
STAND UP FOR LOVE
LOVE ON A TIGHTROPE (Like An Animal)
LOVE LIES BLEEDING (She Was A Wicked Wily Waitress)
All songs composed by Roger Taylor
CAT.NO: VIRGIN V2477, CDV 2477 (UK)/7908571/7908572 (USA)
RELEASE DATE: 25 JAN 1988 (UK) l 3 APRIL 1988 (USA)
PRODUCED BY: ROGER TAYLOR & DAVID RICHARDS
ENGINEERED BY: DAVID RICHARDS & JOHN BROUGH
RECORDED AT: MOUNTAIN,TOWNHOUSE, AIR. MAISON ROUGE & MEDITERRANEO.
WHEN: AUGUST - DECEMBER 1987
GUEST MUSICIANS: FREDDIE MERCURY (Vocals on Heaven For Everyone). BRIAN MAY (Guitar on Love Lies Blooding)
COVER CONCEPT: ROGER TAYLOR
HIGHEST CHART POS: 58 (UK)
WEEKS ON CHART: 2(UK)
Note: UK CD has extra track "The Secord Shelf Mix". USA version has "Feel The Force" as an extra track and ROGER TAYLOR on lead vocal for Heaven For Everyone, not Freddie Mercury.
TOP OF THE WORLD MA (MOSS, TAYLOR,EDNEY, NOONE, MACRAE)
CLOSER TO YOU (EDNEY)
PENETRATION GURU (MOSS)
POWER TO LOVE (MACRAE, NOONE, MOSS)
SISTER BLUE (NOONE)
PASSION FOR TRASH (MACRAE)
OLD MEN (Lay Down) (TAYLOR)
FINAL DESTINATION (TAYLOR)
CAT. NO: EMI ELECTROLA PCS 7342 (UK) CDP 79 3924 2 (Not released
in the USA)
RELEASE DATE: 26 MARCH 1990
PRODUCED BY: THE CROSS & JUSTIN SHIRLEY SMITH
ENGINEERED BY: JUSTIN SHIRLEY SMITH
RECORDED AT: MOUNTAIN
WHEN: SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 1989
COVER CONCEPT: THE CROSS, STEPHEN BLISS & RICHARD GRAY
Note: CD has extra track"Foxy Lady"
BAD ATTITUDE (NOONE, MOSS, EDNEY, MACRAE, TAYLOR)
NEW DARK AGES (TAYLOR)
DIRTY MIND (EDNEY)
BABY IT'S ALRIGHT (EDNEY)
AIN'T PUT NOTHING DOWN (MOSS)
THE ALSO RANS (TAYLOR)
MILLIONAIRE (MOSS. EDNEY, NOONE, MACRAE)
PUT IT ALL DOWN TO LOVE (EDNEY)
HAND OF FOOLS (NOONE. EDNEY)
LIFE CHANGES (MOSS, NOONE,EDNEY, MACRAE)
CAT. NO: EMI ELECTROLA 1C OB4 7976241/ CD 1C 564 7976242
RELEASE DATE: 9 SEPT 1991 (GERMANY)
PRODUCED BY: MARK WALLIS
ENGINEERED BY: MARK WALLIS. ASSISTANT ENGINEERS CHRIS LAWSON, SIMON VAN ZWANENBERG.
RECORDED AT: REAL WORLD STUDIOS
WHEN: FEBRUARY - AUGUST 1991
COVER CONCEPT: THE CROSS & RICHARD GRAY
ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS: GEOFFREY RICHARDSON (Violin/viola) & HELEN LEIBMAN (cello) on Baby It's Alright & Life Changes. ANDY & CLAIRE YATES (backing vocals on Baby It's Alright & The Also Rans)
TOUCH THE SKY
'YOU HAD TO BE THERE'
EVERYBODY HURTS SOMETIME
DEAR MR MURDOCH
All tracks composed by ROGER TAYLOR except *TAYLOR & YOSHIKI,.
CAT. NO: PARLOPHONE CDPCSD 157 (UK)
RELEASE DATE:9 SEPT 1994 (UK)
PRODUCED BY: ROGER TAYLOR
CO.PRODUCED & ENGINEERED BY: JOSHUA J MACRAE
RECORDED AT: COSFORD MILL (UK) & ONE ON ONE RECORDING (USA)
GUEST MUSICIANS: JASON FALLOON (guitar) PHIL SPALDING (bass) MIKE CROSSLEY(piano & keyboards) CATHERINE PORTER (backing vocals) JOSHUA MACRAE (programming) JIM CREGAN (guitar) PHIL CHEN (bass) DICK MARX (string arrangement) BRAD BUXER & GEOFF GRACE Reprogramming)
COVER CONCEPT: ROGER TAYLOR & RICHARD GRAY
HIGHEST CHART POS: 22 (UK)
WEEKS ON CHART: 2(UK)
Note: Japanese release had"FINAL DESTINATION" instead of Dear Mr Murdoch.
|I WANNA TESTIFY/Turn On The TV||2679||26 AUG 77||-|
|FUTURE MANAGEMENT/Laugh Or Cry*||5157||30 MAR 81||49|
|LET'S GET CRAZY/Laugh Or Cry (USA & JAPAN)*||E47151||15 MAY 81||-|
|MY COUNTRY/Fun In Space*||5200||29 JUN 81||-|
|MAN ON FIRE/Killing Time *||5478||4 JUN 84||66|
|MAN ON FIRE/Killing Time (USA)*||B5364||JUN 84||-|
|BEAUTIFUL DREAMS/Young Love* (Portugal only)||2004257||AUG 84||-|
|STRANGE FRONTIER/I Cry For You*||5490||30 JUL 84|
|(12" featured extra track 'Two Sharp Pencils')|
|STRANGE FRONTIER/I Cry For You (USA)||B5420||AUG 84|
|NAZIS 1994/Nazis 1994*||6379||3 MAY 94||22|
|FOREIGN SAND/You Had To be There'* +||6389||19SEPT94||26|
|HAPPINESS?/Ride The Wild Wind (live)'+||6399||21 NOV 94||32|
(+ released on Virgin, A Electiola)
COWBOYS & INDIANS/Love Lies Bleeding * + - 1007 - 21 SEPT
SHOVE IT/Rough Justice k + - 1026 - 4 JAN 88, 84
SHOVE IT/Feel The Force (USA) + - 7-99327 - 26 JAN 88
HEAVEN FOR EVERYONE/Love On A Tightrope* + ("Contact" was a bonus track on the 12") - 1062 - 28 Mar 88, 83
MANIPULATOR/Stand Up For Love'+ - 1100 - 4 JUL 88
POWER TO LOVE/Pass on For Trash * ^ - 6251 - 23 APR 90, 85
LIAR/in Charge Of My Heart * A (Germany only) - 1475167 - 6 AUG 90
FINAL DESTINATION/Penetration Guru * + - 26 NOV 90, (CD ONLY)
LIFE CHANGES/Put It All Down To Love - IC560-20 4547 - 21 OCT 91, (CD ONLY)
Roger Taylor Coloured Vinyl
Roger Taylor Picture Discs
BONA SERA, JUST A LITTLE BIT, WHATS ON YOUR MIND; played drums.IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD): lead vocals. I'LL G0 CRAZY; backing vocals (bv's).
I CAN HEAR MUSIC. Percussion. Released 1973
PAST PRESENT & FUTURE. Percussion. Released 1973
DANGEROUS. Drums or one track. 1975
TAILS OF ILLUSION. Sang bv's on one track, "Suwival", released as a single 1975.
ALL AMERICAN ALIEN BOY. Bv's or"You Nearly Did Me In". 1976
HOW COME YOU'RE SO DUMB. Wrote, produced, arranged and played guitar, drums, keyboards and bass on this single. Released 1979 on Modern Records.
EMOTIONS IN MOTION. Bv's on title track. 1982
VINYL CONFESSION. Bv's on "Right Away', "Diamonds & Pearls", "Play The Game Tonight', which was also a single 1982.
DANCE, Drums & percussion on'Crash', 'You Are You Are'. 'Moral'. 1982.
JULIE ANDREWS GREATEST HITS Produced & sang bv on this 1981 single & its B side,'Richard & Joey'.
BRIAN MAY & FRIENDS
STARFLEET PROJECT. Bv's on title track of this mini album. Released 1983.
UNDER A RAGING MOON. Drums, along with various other drummers, on title track. 1985
LOVING YOU. Co-produced this single with David Richards. Also played additional drums & synths. 1985.
BURSTING AT THE SEAMS, Drums & co-produced with David Richards. Single released 1985.
ICE ON FIRE. Drums on'Too Young'. 1985
TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT 'Love Don't Live Here Anymore': played on and co-produced with David Richards. Released as a single 1985.
VIRGINIA WOLF. Co produced debut album with David Richards. Released on Atlantic Records 1985.
VIGILANTE. Co-produced album with David Richards, bv's on'When The World Comes Down' and 'Sometirne Love'. Released 1986.
LEATHER JACKETS. Drums on 'Angeline' l 986.
BULLET PROOF HEART. Produced track '1985' and two others, album was never released.
THE GREAT PRETENDER. Bv's on 1987 Single
SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK
DANCERAMA. Produced a remix of this 1989 single.
IAN MEESON/BELINDA GILLET
WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER. Drums on this remake of the Queen track released for the BBMDA charity. 1989.
ROCK AID ARMENIA
SMOKE ON THE WATER. Drums on 1989 charity single.
HALE & PACE
THE STONK. Drums on this number one single. released forthe Comic Relief charity 1991.
THE EPIC YEARS. Drums on the single'Radio'. 1992.
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