John Taylor

Born Jun 20, 1960

John Taylor is an English musician who is best known as the bass guitarist and co-founder of pop rock band Duran Duran. Duran Duran were one of the most popular groups in the world during the 1980s due to their revolutionary music videos that played in heavy rotation in the early days of MTV. Taylor was one of Duran Duran's most popular members.… Read More

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1960 Birth Born on June 20, 1960.


1978 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Taylor played with Duran Duran from its founding in 1978 until 1997, when he left to pursue a solo recording and film career. … Read More


1981 21 Years Old Duran Duran released their first album in 1981, and went on to worldwide success in the early 1980s. … Read More
1983 23 Years Old John Taylor and Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor joined forces with former Chic drummer Tony Thompson and Robert Palmer (singer) who earlier met at Duran Duran`s charity concert at Aston Villa football ground 1983 to form the band The Power Station. … Read More
1985 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, after recording the chart-topping theme to the Bond movie A View to a Kill, Duran Duran split into two side projects.
1986 26 Years Old Although Andy Taylor and Roger Taylor left the band, the three remaining Duran Duran members reformed for the 1986 Notorious album, and continued to record and tour throughout the 1990s with new guitarist Warren Cuccurullo. … Read More


1991 - 1992 2 More Events
1993 33 Years Old Taylor's marriage declined even as Duran Duran's star rose with the success of 1993's Duran Duran, also known as The Wedding Album.
1994 34 Years Old In late 1994, Taylor sought treatment for his substance abuse, and has remained sober since.
He and De Cadenet separated in May 1995.
1996 36 Years Old 1 More Event
He participated in writing an album for the reunited Power Station in late 1996, but his personal problems forced him to withdraw from the project, which went on to record with Bernard Edwards on bass and toured with a hired bass player. … Read More
1997 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1997 he announced at a Duran Duran fan convention that he was leaving the band. … Read More
1998 38 Years Old Taylor also began making forays into acting. His long friendship with Allison Anders led to a starring role in her independent film, Sugar Town, in 1998.


2000 40 Years Old 1 More Event
He continued recording for Avex in 2000, and early in 2001 released Techno For Two (featuring the international hit "6,000 Miles" co-written by Matthew Hager), a decidedly non-techno album filled with very personal songs. … Read More
2001 41 Years Old …  He also appeared on BBC Two comedy panel game Never Mind the Buzzcocks as a panelist in April 2001.
2004 44 Years Old In 2004, he featured on "Freak Out", debut album entitled of the Italian rock singer Chris Catena contributing in two songs: "Desire" with Chris Catena on vocals, Stephen Ferrone on drums, Bernie Marsden on guitars, Al Kooper on keyboards and in "Gimme your love" with Chris Catena on vocals, Stevie Salas on guitars, Stephen Ferrone on drums.


2010 50 Years Old In 2010, he contributed bass to the debut album by Swahili Blonde with ex-Weave! drummer Nicole Turley on the track "Tigress Ritual".
2012 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2012, Taylor released an autobiography called In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran.
2013 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, the Writers in Treatment organisation awarded Taylor with the "Experience, Strength and Hope" award for his work.
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