As a founding member of the band Duran Duran, John Taylor began his music career as a guitar player, soon switching to bass guitar, inspired by Bernard Edwards of Chic. His playing added an element of funk to band’s sound, which became a hallmark that remains to this day. With an eye for art, Taylor was very involved in helping design early album covers, tour posters and logos, and creating Duran Duran’s now iconic visual aesthetic.
During a hiatus in 1985, Taylor formed the group Power Station with Robert Palmer, Tony Thompson and Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor. Power Station garnered two Top 10 singles and played shows around the globe, including a set at Live Aid (where Duran Duran also played, making Taylor one of the few artists to appear twice that day).
Taylor has released a bevy of solo material, including the theme song from the film 9 ½ Weeks, “I Do What I Do”. He has explored acting through film and television roles, composed film scores, served as creative director for Juicy Couture for Men, designed instruments for Peavey, and has written both a memoir and a theatrical musical.
John Taylor resides in Los Angeles with his wife Gela Taylor.