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John Taylor

John Taylor rose to international pop stardom as the bass player of the 1980s band Duran Duran. Taylor founded Duran Duran with keyboard player Nick Rhodes in 1978; and made 17 Duran Duran records. During the band's mid-1990s comeback tour and the making of the 1997 album Medazzaland, Taylor made the decision to concentrate on his own music, and left the band.

In 1985 Taylor founded the band Power Station with Robert Palmer; and also played with the band The Neurotic Outsiders, which included the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones and Guns n' Roses' Duff McKagan. (For Power Station's 1985 world tour, and appearance at the historic Live Aid concert, Michael Des Barres [of Sugar Town] substituted for Palmer.)

In 1998, he toured the U.S. with his new band Terroristen, performing songs from Duran Duran, Power Station, and The Neurotic Outsiders, in addition to his own solo work.

While Sugar Town marks Taylor's first acting role, he had previously collaborated with Allison Anders as music composer for her film Mi Vida Loca.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

John Taylor Facts

OccupationMusician, Actor
BandDuran Duran

Selected Filmography

Not available.