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Andy Taylor

Biography

United kingdom guitarist Andy Taylor rose to staggering levels of fame with Duran Duran within the middle-’80s. The boy of the small-village fisherman, Taylor trained himself acoustic guitar, bass, and drums and started playing appropriately at age group 13. He’d currently gigged with many bands (actually liberating an A&M solitary, “Teenage Women,” using the group Motorway) when he solved a Melody Maker advertisement to get a “live-wire guitarist” and hopped a teach to Birmingham to audition for Duran Duran (Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, and eventually Simon LeBon). The band’s extraordinary video-fueled achievement shot Taylor as well as the additional members in to the teenager heartthrob stratosphere. Taylor wedded Tracey Wilson, a locks stylist who got caused the fashionable fivesome, and opened up a wine pub in Whitely Bay called Rio. Andy and John Taylor (no connection) enlisted Robert Palmer and Tony Thompson within the effective but short-term part project the energy Station. Taylor after that remaining Duran Duran in 1985 amongst acrimonious terms. With cash to burn off, he hauled Sex Pistol Steve Jones along for his single inaugural, Thunder, which quickly dropped from the graphs. Taylor added to the American Anthem and Tequila Sunrise soundtracks and toured the U.S. Taylor worked well once again with Robert Palmer and created Pole Stewart. He also collaborated using the English music group Thunder on Back again Road Symphony and Laughing on Judgement Day time. Taylor’s second single offering, Dangerous, fallen in 1990 and complied his renditions of weighty ’70s classics like “Live Cable” and “Space Place No. 5.” Taylor rejoined the energy Station for another outing, Surviving in Fear, accompanied by a tour. By the end of the hundred years, Taylor was still documenting and executing with Thunder’s Luke Morley.

Quick Facts


Full Name Andy Taylor
Weight 76 kg
Profession Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Nationality English
Spouse Helen Crump
Children Georgina Taylor, Andrew Taylor, Isabella Taylor, Bethany Taylor
Music Groups Duran Duran, The Power Station, Band Aid
Music Songs Ordinary World, Hungry Like The Wolf, Come Undone, Save a Prayer, The Wild Boys, The Reflex, Rio, Girls on Film, Notorious, Is There Something I Should Know, A View to a Kill, A Matter of Feeling, Union of the Snake, New Moon on Monday, Planet Earth, Some Like It Hot, The Chauffeur, What Happens Tomorrow, Electric Barbarella, Get It On, Serious, Sunrise, All She Wants Is, Skin Trade, Careless Memories, Do You Believe in Shame, I Don't Want Your Love, Burning the Ground, When the Rain Comes Down, Wouldn't let go, New Religion, My Own Way
Albums Thunder, Dangerous, Notorious, Rio, Seven and the Ragged Tiger, Live from London, Duran Duran, The Power Station, Arena, Astronaut, The Spanish Sessions EP, Journey of Hope
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
True Memoirs of an International Assassin 2016 writer: "Hungry Like the Wolf"
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Roadies 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Sing Street 2016 writer: "Rio"
Conan 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland 83 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Man Up 2015/I writer: "The Reflex"
Stalker 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2014
Misfits 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2012-2013 TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
Doctor Who 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lost Girl 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2010-2011 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Take Me Home Tonight 2011 writer: "Hungry Like The Wolf"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Brad Tries... 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Greenberg 2010 writer: "The Chauffeur"
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero 5 2009 Video Game writer: "Hungry Like The Wolf"
Chuck 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris 2007-2008 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2008 Video Game lyrics: "Rio" / music: "Rio"
The Simpsons 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar '80s 2007 Video Game writer: "Rio"
How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) 2007 writer: "Hungy Like the Wolf" - as A. Taylor
Son of Rambow 2007 writer: "Wild Boys"
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol 2007 Video Game "Hungry Like the Wolf"
Dancing with the Stars 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Notte prima degli esami 2006 as A. Taylor, "The Wild Boys", "Save a Prayer"
The Shield 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Las Vegas 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Slovensko hladá SuperStar 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
New Zealand Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Keen Eddie 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wonderland 2003 writer: "Girls on Film" 1981
American Wedding 2003 writer: "Reflex"
Old School 2003 writer: "Hungry Like the Wolf"
Big Fat Liar 2002 writer: "Hungry Like the Wolf"
South Park 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Duran Duran: Greatest - The Videos 1999 Video documentary writer: "Planet Earth", "Girls On Film Long Uncensored Version", "The Chauffeur", "Hungry Like The Wolf", "Save A Prayer", "Rio", "Is There Something I Should Know?", "Union Of The Snake", "New Moon On Monday E.P. Version", "The Reflex", "Wild Boys 7" Edit Version", "A View To A Kill", "Burning The Ground"
Stars in Their Eyes 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Space Riders 1988 writer: "Hungry Like a Wolf"
Tequila Sunrise 1988 performer: "Dead On the Money" / writer: "Dead On the Money"
Miami Vice TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
American Anthem 1986 performer: "Take it Easy", "Angel Eyes", "Wings of Love" / writer: "Take it Easy", "Angel Eyes", "Wings of Love"
The Power Station Video 1986 Video documentary short writer: "Some Like It Hot", "Communication"
Commando 1985 music: "WE FIGHT FOR LOVE" / producer: "WE FIGHT FOR LOVE"
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary writer: "Murderess"
The Power Station: Communication 1985 Video short writer: "Communication"
Top of the Pops 1981 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Power Station: Communication 1985 Video short Andy Taylor
The Power Station: Get It On (Bang a Gong) 1985 Video short Andy Taylor
The Power Station: Some Like It Hot 1985 Video short Andy Taylor
Duran Duran: Rio 1982 Video short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Power Station: Communication 1985 Video short
The Power Station: Some Like It Hot 1985 Video short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thunder: Flawed to Perfection: Video Collection 1990-1995 2005 Video composer: song "Shes So Fine"
Arena 1985 Video music producer - as Duran Duran

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wright Stuff 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Duran Duran: Live from London 2005 Video Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2004 TV Series Himself
SingStar Party 2004 Video Game Himself (as Duran Duran)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself
Duran Duran: Live at Wembley 2004 Video short Himself (as Duran Duran)
Pulse 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004 TV Series Himself - Performer
The Ultimate Pop Star 2004 TV Movie Himself
Brit Awards 2004 2004 TV Movie documentary Winner - Outstanding Contribution to Music - (1 Brit Award) (as Duran Duran)
MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act 2003 TV Special Himself
25 Years of Smash Hits 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Duran Duran: Greatest - The Videos 1999 Video documentary Himself
The Music Game 1993 TV Series Himself
Duran Duran: Decade 1991 Video Himself (as Duran Duran)
Belinda Carlisle: Runaway Videos 1990 Video short Himself (uncredited)
Especial Nochevieja 1988: ¡Hola, hola 89! 1989 TV Movie Himself - Performer (as Duran Duran)
Tocata 1984-1986 TV Series Himself
Belinda 1986 Video documentary Himself - Special guest
The Power Station Video 1986 Video documentary short Andy Taylor
Arena 1985 Video Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1985 1985 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself (as Duran Duran/Power Station)
The War to Settle the Score 1985 TV Movie Himself
Pop Quiz 1984 TV Series Himself
Musikladen 1984 TV Series Himself
Sing Blue Silver 1984 Video Himself
The Tube 1983 TV Series Himself
Duran Duran: Hungry Like the Wolf 1982 Video short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself - Duran Duran

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