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Andy Taylor

Guitarist + Songwriter + Singer
Male
Born Feb 16, 1961

Andrew Arthur "Andy" Taylor is an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as a member of Duran Duran and The Power Station. He has also recorded and performed as a solo artist, and served as a guitarist, songwriter and record producer for the likes of Duran Duran, Robert Palmer, Rod Stewart, The Almighty, Thunder, Love and Money, Mark Shaw, Then Jerico, C. C. Catch, Paul Rodgers, Belinda Carlisle, Gun and many more.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1961 Birth Born on February 16, 1961.

TWENTIES

1981 20 Years Old Their debut single "Planet Earth" was released shortly after that, with their self-titled debut album, Duran Duran, released in June 1981. … Read More
1985 24 Years Old While Duran Duran were on hiatus in 1985, Andy Taylor and bassist John Taylor joined renowned session drummer and former Chic member Tony Thompson and Robert Palmer to form the band Power Station. … Read More
1988 27 Years Old Taylor also contributed a cover of "Dead on the Money" to the Tequila Sunrise soundtrack in 1988 (Taylor's former band Duran Duran would also allow one of their own songs, "Do You Believe in Shame? … Read More

THIRTIES

1994 33 Years Old Taylor based himself in his now refurbished Trident Studios in London with then manager and partner Rob Hallett, until 1994 when he returned to Los Angeles in order to write and produce tracks for a second Power Station album and the 1995 Rod Stewart album A Spanner in the Works. … Read More

FORTIES

2001 40 Years Old In 2001, Taylor reunited with the other original members of Duran Duran to record their first new music together since 1985. … Read More
2006 45 Years Old In 2006, whilst recording a new Duran Duran album, Taylor once again parted ways with the band. … Read More
2007 46 Years Old In November 2007 Taylor co-founded RockAffairs.com alongside Sarah Eaglesfield, the former Flightside vocalist and webmistress at duranduran.com. … Read More
2008 47 Years Old 1 More Event
A short controversy followed as Taylor wrote in his 2008 autobiography that there was no "blunt message" and that in addition to the problems of writing and recording Reportage, old conflicts between himself and other bandmembers had resurfaced. … Read More

FIFTIES

2011 50 Years Old As of 2011, Taylor remains the owner of RockAffairs Ltd in the UK.
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