Roger Meddows Taylor - Biography
- Roger Meddows Taylor from Queen
Reference: Queen, George Tremletts, Futura Publishing, 1976 (extracted from unknown webpage author)
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Isis's Favourite Roger Taylor Quotes:
an optimist and I always think the good will come out”
want to become old, rich and useless”
every up, every little bit of happiness you get, you know, you must probably
have a little trough – a little down and there is a balance and
that’s the deal”
with your memories and keep them as memories and that’s great. Forget
the bad times just remember the good ones and you know and hope tomorrow
is a good day”
Queen Book Quotes:
The Early Years: By Mark Hodkin
"...The party...was traveling along the A30 to a booking at Dobwalls Village Hall, just a mile or so outside Liskeard. They passed through the village of Indian Queens and ran into fog and driving rain on Goss Moor where the road is picked put through marshland and cotton grass. There was suddenly a great collision and the van somersaulted and landed on its roof. "I remember the van turning over , it seemed to happen in slow motion," said Rick Penrose. "There was a deadly silence and then the sound of metal scraping on the road as we slide along".
They had crashed into a fish van left parked without any lights on, only half on the pavement. Roger was flung through the wind-screen but miraculously unhurt. Michael Dudley suffered a broken hand nose, Marian Little a cut chest, and Valerie Burrows internal stomach injuries. "I was covered in glass," said Rick Penrose. "I looked quiet a mess. They had to use tweezers to get the glass out of me. For months this glass kept coming out of my skin. If I rubbed my leg I would cut myself because the glass was still underneath it."...
...Although Roger Taylor had no physical injury, he suffered psychologically for some time afterwards. Everyone including Dorothy Gill-Carey, absolved him of any guilt but he was obviously distraught, though he mainly kept it to himself. "We were younger then and able to bounce back from that sort of thing," said Rick. "We just decided to get on with it, it was no one's fault." Roger's father, Michael Taylor, reportedly spent the night of the accident walking the cliffs, something he did often when the family was beset by troubles...poor Roger had a cloud over his head - would he be blamed for the accident?..."
(Hodkin (1995 & 2004)
Queen The Early Years, pg36-37)