Andy Taylor
Andy Taylor
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.
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First Nighter: Keira Knightley as Emile Zola's 'Therese Raquin,' Chekhov's 'Seagull' Countrified as 'Songbird,' 'Catch the Butcher' Not a Great Catch
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Apparently, director Evan Cabnet believes the difference between comedy and tragedy is that the former is played fast and the latter is played slowly--and not just slowly-slowly but at the sluggish pace of a snail crossing the pavement on a hot summer's day. At least, that's how he unfolds Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Emile Zola's irresistible 1867 novel, Therese Raquin, now at Roundabout's Studio 54 and serving as Keira Knightley's Broadway debut. Cabnet establishes his depressed velocity from the first, when Knightley, wearing the not-overly-becoming brownish period housedress that Jane Greenwood has astutely found for her, walks onto Beowulf Boritt's stunningly stylish brown-and grey set and then stands still for the audience to register her as someone unremittingly somber. Not incidentally, for the rest of the play no one walks any faster than Knightley just has. Even the set pieces--representing large windows and then a heavy-walled Paris home and regularly lowered from ...
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ELECTION: What matters most to Lincolnshire’s all-important voters? #GE2015
Horncastle News - almost 2 years
Every minute of every day, we’ve been bombarded with messages from all the political parties about what they will do - if they win the General Election. According to the latest polls, exactly who will form the next Government is too close to call. Will the Prime Minster be David Cameron or Ed Miliband? Or, will be facing another coalition as one big parties relies on support to take overall control. How will UKIP fare? And will the Greens finally make a big impact nationally? About the only thing that is certain is all the speculation will be over by Friday when the results from Thursday’s election will be announced. Reporter JOHN FIELDHOUSE went out on the streets of Lincolnshire to find out how local people might vote - and what the important issues are. The Health Service, education, pensions and immigration. They appear to be the big four issues for local voters in Thursday’s General Election. The News has spoken to more than 70 voters in a bid to gauge opinion ahead of t ...
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Yatango raises $1 million, gets new operational latitude
IT Wire - almost 2 years
Yatango’s reverse takeover of Latitude has already started bearing fruit, with a convertible note issue ‘materially’ oversubscribed, raising $1 million. Last month, Yatango announced a reverse takeover where Latitude Consolidated, a listed ASX company, would be acquiring 100% of the issued capital of Yatango. Now, a month later, there has been more movement at the station. It seems the word had passed around that investing in Yatango’s success could be a solid play. After all, listing an already successful MVNO and self-described ‘disruptive online consumer products and services delivery platform targeting the 18 to 45 demographic’ sounds just like the kind of modern-day technology business many want to be part of. On top of that, if it also features a ‘centralised rewards and recommendation system enhances buying power and creates a more engaged, more loyal and more profitable customer across all business units’ - then all the better! Now, I’m not an investor myse ...
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Andrew Nicholas Taylor
Hometown Source - almost 2 years
Andrew Nicholas Taylor, 20, of Fergus Falls, died Thursday, April 16, 2015. He was the light of his parents' lives. Funeral Services were held Thursday, April 23, at the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls with Military Chaplin Stan Synstelien officiating, interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery. Andrew was born on September 16, 1994, in Fergus Falls, the son of Mark Taylor and Ricki Moen. Andrew attended grade school in Fergus Falls and spent his high school years in Fergus Falls, Pierz and Underwood where he graduated in 2013. Andrew went into the Army National Guard in November of 2012. Andy began his employment history as a merchandiser working with plants and then he worked in a bakery and also worked as a roofer. It was his training in the guard that helped him begin his last employment as a mechanic, which he truly loved. Whenever Andrew was able, he also loved working on family farms. He enjoyed target shooting, boxing, wizard and magic games, making homemade salsa and maki ...
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How I Discovered That Authors Never Die
Huffington Post - about 3 years
I was driving home after crossing the multitude of items off my to-do list that required vehicular motion when I saw Books-A-Million near the highway. I could not pass up the opportunity to go in. (Honestly, I really had to use the restroom, but I actually spent well over two hours in the bookstore.) I lusted over the pretty iPhone cases and the surprisingly cool collection of vinyls in the electronics section while reminiscing on the time when Books-A-Million didn't sell vinyls and nobody knew what iPhones were -- why is there an electronic section in a bookstore? -- and then I found myself walking over to the teen section. I always end up in the teen section. Even though some of the literature there is unintentionally satirical (I'm not going to name any names... but Twilight), the teen section has introduced me to novels that have changed my life, such as John Green's Looking for Alaska, Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor and Park and Ned Vizzini's It's Kind of a Funny Story. When I was co ...
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Andy Griffith's Widow Gets Permit To Demolish Actor's Longtime Home
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
RALEIGH, N.C. — The widow of actor Andy Griffith has gotten a permit to tear down the house where he lived for many years on the North Carolina waterfront, upsetting friends who had hoped it would be preserved as a museum or Graceland-type estate. Cindi Griffith obtained the demolition permit Monday, according to Dare County records. County officials and friends confirmed the permit is to demolish a smaller house along the Roanoke Sound that Griffith bought in the 1950s, not the larger house that he and Cindi built nearby several years ago. William Ivey Long, the Tony Award-winning costume designer whose parents were friends with Griffith and his first wife, Barbara, said Griffith told him in 2007 that he wanted to preserve the older home as a museum. The two discussed the possibility when Long had an exhibit of his costumes at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, Long said. "We compared notes," Long said in a phone interview from his studio in New York City. ...
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Christian Josi: Being JT: Duran Duran's John Taylor Lays It All Out in New Memoir
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Here's a confession for you -- I am not sure many of my friends even know this -- but I will state here finally, proudly, and for the record (the things I do for you, HuffPost): I am a total Durannie. (Durannie: defined by the trusty Urban Dictionary as "a person obsessed with Duran Duran.") Yup. Old-school, hardcore. Always have been, always will be. I've been obsessed with Duran Duran since before it was remotely OK for a male to say so. As such, I've paid very close attention to this band for over 30 years now and have always been quite certain that there is very little I do not know about them -- personally, professionally, whatever. Turns out that's not so true. Comes Duran Duran co-founder and bassist John Taylor with his much-anticipated memoir, In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran. It hits the shelves this week, and it is a fine piece of work. The writing is surprisingly good for the generally painful 'rock-memoir' genre ( ...
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Visitors come to Mount Airy looking for Mayberry
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Visitors come to Mount Airy looking for Mayberry Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:02 p.m., Thursday, August 16, 2012 MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — In the town of Mayberry from "The Andy Griffith Show," a small-town sheriff and his trusty deputy always outwitted big-city crooks, and problems never got much bigger than a trigger-happy kid with a slingshot. Here visitors can eat at the Snappy Lunch, which Griffith's character, Sheriff Andy Taylor, once recommended as a nice place to take a date. There's also an Andy Griffith Museum and a bed-and-breakfast created from the actor's childhood home. People come to Mount Airy "to walk where he walked," said Tanya Jones, executive director of the Surry Arts Council. Tourism in Mount Airy is up since Griffith died, with about 10,400 people visiting the Andy Griffith Museum in July, al ...
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Andy Griffith's greatest triumph
CNN - over 4 years
Bob Greene says before he found his iconic role as folksy Sheriff Andy Taylor, Griffith gave a stunning performance as a monstrous huckster in his first film, "A Face in the Crowd"
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Michael Drew: Andy Griffith's Fearlessly Joyful Work Ethic
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Cowritten with Robert J. Hughes You want to be known for your work, of course. But also for who you are, and for what you brought to that work. The passing of Andy Griffith at the age of 86 elicited the usual warm tributes to a much-liked actor, whose "Andy Griffith Show" was such a big hit in the 1960s. You expect such praise for a man who had entered the collective cultural memory of a nation. But what struck me most among the remembrances of Griffith was a comment from Ron Howard, the director who began his career as a child actor, notably playing Opie, Sheriff Andy Taylor's inquisitive son on "The Andy Griffith Show." Howard extolled Griffith's work -- as a worker among workers: "The spirit he created on the set of 'The Andy Griffith Show' was joyful and professional all at once. It was an amazing environment. And I think it was a reflection of the way he felt about having the opportunity to create something that people could enjoy." Now, it's rare for anyone ...
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Take a walk to Andy Griffith's Mayberry in Franklin Canyon
LATimes - over 4 years
 You don’t have to visit Mayberry to pay homage to the late Andy Griffith. You can do it locally. Much of “The Andy Griffith Show” was shot in Los Angeles. The bucolic scenes featured in the show’s opening credit sequence –- Sheriff Andy Taylor and his son Opie, poles in hand, heading out for a day of fishing –- were filmed at a man-made reservoir in L.A.’s Franklin Canyon. PHOTOS: Andy Griffith 1926-2012 Just west of Coldwater Canyon, the property was originally developed by the Doheny family as grazing land for its cattle. For the last couple of decades, it’s been parkland, open to the public for walking, hiking and picnicking. A recent LA Walks column appeared in the Los Angeles Times’ Health section, telling you how to make a pilgrimage to Andy and Opie’s fishin’ hole. ALSO: Vote on high-speed rail called 'big win' for California Paparazzi chasing Justin Bieber should be arrested, Zine says Scott Peterson claims 'mob' mentality led to murder conviction -- Charles ...
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Report: Actor Andy Griffith dies in North Carolina
Chicago Times - over 4 years
(Reuters) - Actor Andy Griffith, whose portrayal of a small-town sheriff made "The Andy Griffith Show" one of American television's most enduring shows, has died at his North Carolina home, television station WITN reported on Tuesday. The television station quoted a longtime friend as saying that the 86-year-old actor died at his home on Roanoke Island. The Dare County Sheriff's dispatcher would say only that an ambulance was called to Griffith's residence but would not comment further. Griffith created another memorable character, the folksy defense lawyer in "Matlock" in the 1980s and '90s, but it was his portrayal of Sheriff Andy Taylor on the "The Andy Griffith Show" in the 1960s that gave him a place in U.S. television history. The show portrayed life in the friendly, slow-moving fictional town of Mayberry, North Carolina, which was widely believed to have been based on Griffith's own hometown, Mount Airy, North Carolina. (Reporting by Bill Trott and Jane Sutton; Editing by Eric Be ...
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For many baby boomers, the loss of Andy Griffith was like a death in the family
Brandon Sun - over 4 years
For many baby boomers, the loss of Andy Griffith earlier this week was like a death in the family. The actor was so convincing as easy-going, fair-minded Mayberry sheriff Andy Taylor in the 1960s series "The Andy Griffith Show" that there was great sadness at his passing. You thought of Andy and
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Brad Paisley on Andy Griffith, star of his 'Waitin' on a Woman' video - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 4 years
Sydney Morning Herald Brad Paisley on Andy Griffith, star of his 'Waitin' on a Woman' video Los Angeles Times It was apparent in the halting pauses between words and thoughts that country singer Brad Paisley was wrestling with some big emotions when he got on the phone Tuesday to speak about the passing of Andy Griffith, his costar for the 2008 music video for ... Actor Andy Griffith dies in North Carolina at 86. Full ArticleReuters Andy Griffith's Andy Taylor and More Awesome TV Dads!E! Online Bashir: Remembering Andy Griffithmsnbc.com Hollywood Reporter -Cinema Blend -AceShowbiz all 3,235 news articles »
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Video: Remembering Andy Griffith
CBS News - over 4 years
Andy Griffith, best known for portraying the role of sheriff Andy Taylor on "The Andy Griffith Show," died at the age of 86. Bill Whitaker looks back on the man who brought the fictional town of Mayberry to life.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andy Taylor
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    As of 2011, Taylor remains the owner of RockAffairs Ltd in the UK.
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  • 2008
    Age 46
    In 2008, Andy Taylor published an autobiography, Wild Boy: My Life in Duran Duran, in which he tells his life's story from youth in an extended family to his life with wife Tracey.
    More Details Hide Details The book aims to give a backstage look on Duran Duran's rise, a survey of the band's career album by album as well as of Taylor's solo works and collaborations. It also deals with the iconic status of Duran Duran in the time of early MTV and the band's issues with drugs and alcohol. With Duran Duran With Power Station Solo
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The other band members have maintained their version, in which Andy Taylor's chronic unexplainable absences are pointed out. The band issued a statement in the wake of his departure, stating they "will be continuing as Duran Duran without Andy, as we have reached a point in our relationship with him where there is an unworkable gulf between us and we can no longer effectively function together."
  • 2007
    Age 45
    In November 2007 Taylor co-founded RockAffairs.com alongside Sarah Eaglesfield, the former Flightside vocalist and webmistress at duranduran.com.
    More Details Hide Details RockAffairs was developed to allow unsigned artists to sell MP3s and merchandise, promote their band and keep 100% of the profit. It also pioneered a maverick Profit Share Scheme where 100% of income from listener signups was distributed amongst bands who sign up for the profit share scheme. In June 2008, Taylor handed control of the website over to Eaglesfield.
  • 2006
    Age 44
    In 2006, whilst recording a new Duran Duran album, Taylor once again parted ways with the band.
    More Details Hide Details The subsequent album, titled Reportage, was scrapped by the band after his departure. More recently, Taylor strongly hinted in his blogs that Duran Duran's management company were partly responsible for his departure. This was confirmed when The Sunday Times (UK) printed a retraction on 4 May 2008.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 39
    In 2001, Taylor reunited with the other original members of Duran Duran to record their first new music together since 1985.
    More Details Hide Details The band secured a new recording contract with Sony Records. Their ensuing album, Astronaut, featured a blend of Taylor's heavy guitar with the synth hooks of the classic Duran Duran sound. The first single, "Sunrise", reached No.5 in the UK, and the album reached No.3 (No. 17 in the US). Months prior to the album's release, the band played their largest ever UK tour in the spring of 2004, which was followed by a world tour in 2005, including Asia, Europe, South America and North America. The band also performed at Live 8.
  • 1994
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor participated in the 1994 reunion of Power Station. They recorded a second album "Living in Fear" for EMI; this time without John Taylor, who had just left Duran Duran himself and gone into rehab. During the course of this album, Bernard Edwards died in his hotel room after a Chic gig in Tokyo. The band were shellshocked at his sudden death, however vowed to continue as a trio and complete the project. They subsequently finished the album with Canadian Engineer/producer Mike Fraser, with a Japanese & US tour to follow in order to promote the record.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 26
    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?
    More Details Hide Details ", to be included on the album). A second solo album, this one consisting of entirely cover versions, entitled Dangerous, was released in 1990. Taylor then moved on to producing full-time, working with several successful UK bands throughout the 1990s. He produced the debut album Back Street Symphony by London rockers Thunder and their follow up Laughing on Judgement Day. This was followed by The Almighty album Soul Destruction, and then Mark Shaw's album Almost.
  • 1985
    Age 23
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Their eponymous album, recorded mostly at the New York studio for which the band was named, reached the Top 20 in the UK and the Top 10 in the US, and spawned two hit singles with "Some Like It Hot" (UK No. 14, US#6) and a cover of the T. Rex song "Get It On (Bang a Gong)" (UK No. 22, US#9). Palmer performed live with the band only once that year, on Saturday Night Live. The band toured, and even played Live Aid with singer Michael Des Barres after Palmer bowed out at the last moment to go back into the studio to further his newly revitalized solo career. Taylor also performed with Duran Duran at the Live Aid event. Palmer recorded the album Riptide in 1985, recruiting Thompson and Andy Taylor to play on some tracks and Power Station producer Bernard Edwards, who worked with Thompson in the group Chic, to helm the production. Robert recruited Wally Badarou, another Compass Point Star who had laid synthesizer tracks on the Power Station album, plus his long-term drummer, Dony Wynn, for this production as well.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    Age 19
    Their debut single "Planet Earth" was released shortly after that, with their self-titled debut album, Duran Duran, released in June 1981.
    More Details Hide Details By 1983, the band was a global success story.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on February 16, 1961.
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