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 an idea I had; a simple word play really. On the one hand the electric fire is a very ordinary domestic appliance, a rather unglamorous one, and on the other hand I suppose it sounds a bit like it’s electric and its on fire. I just liked the concept of the two meanings, and then I came across a painting done by Tim Mara from the Royal College of Art, and it’s just a hyper real electric fire, that’s what it is, a two bar electric fire, and I liked the painting a lot and just thought that fits very well – for me that was the sleeve. Then the record company told me to put my face on there as well, so, sorry about that folks.~Roger TaylorSource: "Electric Fire" press release
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
1984Roger appeared on Earsay programme of TV Channel 4.
1994Roger made a video in Vienna with Torpedo Twins for Happiness single.