Today marks fourty years since the release of Roger’s first single, I Wanna Testify. The single was backed with Turn on the TV. Do read more about the single in the discography section here. Watch both videos:
It was a case of wanting to express just me. Up to that point I’d been in a band, which is such a collective.
But it’s sort of inevitable that you think you want to do something that you solely want to do and not have to get three other people’s okay. So yeah, but it was ultimately about self expression.
That said, I was always very happy working in the group context with Queen and when I look back now I was actually happier working in the group context because we always felt we were more invulnerable as a band rather than being on your own, which is much more of a vulnerable situation.~Roger Taylor on releasing I Wanna TestifySource: Rock Cellar Magazine, 2014
Did you know
... that Roger Taylor was married to Dominique Beyrand on 25 January 1988 and that their marriage lasted till the 2000s?
On This Day In Roger History
1995Roger live performing Happiness at Maurizio Costanzo Show in Italy.