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28 December 2021, 00:56 | Updated: 19 January 2022, 16:49
It's relatively rare for a drummer to become something of a household name, but Roger Taylor managed it.
Here are all the important facts about Roger Taylor every fan should know:
Roger Taylor was born on July 26, 1949.
He celebrated his 72nd birthday in 2021.
Roger Taylor wrote many of Queen's hits, including:
- Radio Ga Ga
- A Kind of Magic
- Heaven for Everyone
- The Invisible Man
- These Are the Days of Our Lives
Roger Taylor has released five solo albums from 1981 to 2013. His most recent was 2013's Fun on Earth.
His biggest solo hit was 1994's 'Nazis', which reached number 22 in the UK.
He has also been a member of The Cross, who released three albums from 1988 to 1991.
In 1977, Roger Taylor began dating Dominique Beyrand. Despite their relationship breaking down by 1988, they decided to marry in order to protect their children's interests in the future.
Roger Taylor remarried in 2010, to his partner of six years Sarina Potgieter (above).
With his first wife, Taylor has two children: Felix Luther and Rory Eleanor.
While married, he began seeing Debbie Leng (who can be seen in Queen's 'Breakthru' video), and they had three children: Rufus Tiger (a drummer for The Darkness and a touring musician for Queen + Adam Lambert), Tiger Lily and Lola Daisy May.
According to The Sunday Times Rich List, Roger Taylor was worth £80 million ($127 million) as of 2011.