Chanteur Pop Canadien n Richard Dean Taylor, le 11 Mai 1939 Toronto (Ontario, Canada). Il fut producteur pour Motown Records de Detroit (Michigan).

R. Dean Taylor remains one of the most underrated acts ever to record under the Motown aegis. After first proving his mettle as a chart-topping staff songwriter, his own single, "Indiana Wants Me," was a Top Five smash in 1970, becoming one of the label's first major crossover hits performed by a white artist. Born Richard Dean Taylor in Toronto in 1939, he began his singing career at age 12, performing at local country showcases before embracing rock & roll. In 1960, he signed to the Toronto-based Audiomaster label to cut his rockabilly-flavored debut single, "At the High School Dance," supported via appearances on the CBC as well as a brief tour of the northeastern U.S. Taylor relocated to New York City in 1962, signing to the Amy/Mala label to cut a pair of singles, "I'll Remember" and the novelty effort "We Fell in Love as We Tangoed." Neither attracted much notice, and the following year a friend in the Detroit region recommended he audition for Berry Gordy's up-and-coming Motown Records.
While not the label's first white artist, Taylor would prove one of its most successful. Paired with Eddie Holland of the fabled Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting/production team, he quickly proved an essential cog in the Motown assembly line, co-writing hits like the Supremes' number one pop blockbuster "Love Child," the Temptations' "All I Need," and the Four Tops' "I'll Turn to Stone." In 1965, Taylor issued his own Motown debut, the protest anthem "Let's Go Somewhere." The record went nowhere, and while the same fate greeted the follow-up, "There's a Ghost in My House," it would later enjoy a renaissance as one of the most beloved cult classics within Britain's Northern soul club scene. With 1967's "Gotta See Jane," Taylor cracked the U.K. Top 20, but Motown continued focusing its promotional muscle on its established acts and the record barely registered at home in the U.S.
Upon relocating to Rare Earth, the fledgling Motown subsidiary formed to support its growing roster of white artists, Taylor finally hit paydirt with 1970's "Indiana Wants Me." A major hit in Detroit and across the Detroit River in Windsor, Ontario, its local success galvanized Motown's marketing forces, and the record peaked in the Billboard Top Five. The album I Think, Therefore I Am soon followed, but subsequent singles like 1971's "Candy Apple Red" and the following year's "Taos, New Mexico" failed to maintain Taylor's commercial momentum, and when Rare Earth folded in 1976, his Motown career came to a close. After a 1981 comeback attempt, "Let's Talk It Over," fizzled, Taylor retired from performing for over a decade, resurfacing in the late '90s as the headliner at several overseas Northern soul showcases.

http://www.rdeantaylor.com/

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Piano, Songwriter

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll, Pop

https://youtu.be/C8GlwAQP9Ng

At The High School Dance (1960)

It's A Long Way To St. Louis (1962)

I'll Remember (1962)

We Fell In Love As We Tangoed (1962)

My Lady Bug Stay Away From That Beatle (1964)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

12/1960 SP AUDIO MASTER 1 (CAN) . R. Dean TAYLOR & His COMBO - At The High School Dance / How Wrong Can You Be ?
02/1961 SP BARRY B-3023X (CAN) . At The High School Dance / How Wrong Can You Be ?
04/1962 SP BARRY B-3099X (CAN) . It's A Long Way To St. Louis / I'll Remember
04/1962 SP MALA 444 (US) . It's A Long Way To St. Louis / I'll Remember
10/1962 SP BARRY B-3140 (CAN) . We Fell In Love As We Tangoed / Beautiful Dreamer
1964 SP V.I.P. V.I.P.-25025 (US) (unreleased)

My Lady Bug Stay Away From That Beatle / Poor Girl

10/1965 SP V.I.P. V.I.P.-25027 (US) .

Let's Go Somewhere / Poor Girl

01/1966 SP TAMLA MOTOWN V 25027 (CAN) .

Let's Go Somewhere / Poor Girl

03/1967 SP V.I.P. V.I.P.-25042 (US) .

There's A Ghost In My House / Don't Fool Around

05/1967 SP TAMLA MOTOWN VIP-25042 (CAN) . There's A Ghost In My House / Don't Fool Around
1967 SP TAMLA MOTOWN TMG 763 (US) . Indiana Wants Me / Gotta See Jane
04/1968 SP V.I.P. V.I.P.-25045 (US) .

Gotta See Jane / Don't Fool Around

08/1968 SP TAMLA MOTOWN TM 25045 (GER) Gotta See Jane / Don't Fool Around
1968 SP TAMLA MOTOWN FT 134 (F)

Gotta See Jane / Don't Fool Around

1968 SP TAMLA MOTOWN TMG 896 (US) . There's A Ghost In My House / Let's Go Somewhere
1968 SP TAMLA MOTOWN TMG 909 (US) . Don't Fool Around / Gotta See Jane
1968 SP TAMLA MOTOWN M-5035 (S) Don't Fool Around / Gotta See Jane
1968 SP RARE EARTH R 5004 (US)  (unreleased) .

Gotta See Jane / Back Street

05/1968 SP TAMLA MOTOWN V-25045 (CAN) .

Gotta See Jane / Don't Fool Around

08/1968 SP TAMLA MOTOWN GO 25.829 (NL)

Gotta See Jane / Don't Fool Around

1968 SP TAMLA MOTOWN TM 8035 (I) Gotta See Jane / Don't Fool Around
04/1970 SP RARE EARTH R 5013 (US) (CAN) . Indiana Wants Me / Love's Your Name
04/1970 SP RARE EARTH R 5013 (US) (promo) Indiana Wants Me / Indiana Wants Me
11/1970 SP RARE EARTH 1C 006-91 874 M (GER)

Indiana Wants Me / Love's Your Name

11/1970 SP TAMLA MOTOWN TM 8073 (I) Indiana Wants Me / Love's Your Name
1970 SP RARE EARTH 2C 006-91.874 M (F) Indiana Wants Me / Love's Your Name
1970 SP RARE EARTH 5C 006-91874 (NL) Indiana Wants Me / Love's Your Name
1970 SP TAMLA MOTOWN 6E 006-91874 M (DK) Indiana Wants Me / Love's Your Name
1970 SP TAMLA MOTOWN TMG 763 (NW) Indiana Wants Me / Love's Your Name
1970 SP TAMLA MOTOWN M-5093 (S) Indiana Wants Me / Love's Your Name
1970 SP TAMLA MOTOWN 8E 006-91874 M (POR) Indiana Wants Me / Love's Your Name
1971 SP TAMLA MOTOWN TMG 763 (POR) Indiana Wants Me / Love's Your Name
1971 SP RARE EARTH JET-2013 (JAP) Indiana Wants Me / Love's Your Name
01/1971 SP RARE EARTH R 5023 (US) (CAN) Ain't It A Sad Thing / Back Street
02/1971 SP RARE EARTH R 5004 (CAN) . Gotta See Jane / Back Street
1971 SP TAMLA MOTOWN 6E 006-92430 (DK)

Gotta See Jane / Back Street

02/1971 SP RARE EARTH 1C 006-92 272 M (GER)

Ain't It A Sad Thing / Back Street

1971 SP RARE EARTH RSL NP 63102 (I)

Ain't It A Sad Thing / Back Street

1971 SP TAMLA MOTOWN M-5104 (S) Ain't It A Sad Thing / Back Street
1971 SP RARE EARTH RSL NP 63103 (I)

Gotta See Jane / Indiana Wants Me

1971 SP RARE EARTH 5C 006-92430 (NL)

Ain't It A Sad Thing / Gotta See Jane

03/1971 SP RARE EARTH R 5026 (US) . Gotta See Jane / Back Street
06/1971 SP RARE EARTH R 5030F (US) . Candy Apple Red / Woman Alive
08/1971 SP RARE EARTH 1C 006-92 674 M (GER)

Candy Apple Red / Woman Alive

09/1971 SP RARE EARTH 2C 006-92.430 M (US)

Back Street / Gotta See Jane

09/1971 SP RARE EARTH 5C 006-92430 (NL)

Ain't It A Sad Thing / Back Street

1971 EP RARE EARTH RELP-1001 (AUS)

Indiana Wants Me - Indiana Wants Me / Ain't It A Sad Thing / Gotta See Jane / Candy Apple Red

03/1972 SP RARE EARTH R 5041F (US) . Taos New Mexico / Shadow
04/1972 SP RARE EARTH 1C 006-93 386 M (GER)

Taos New Mexico / Shadow

1972 SP RARE EARTH 5C 006-93386 (NL)
Taos New Mexico / Shadow
1972 SP RARE EARTH R-8502 (S) Taos New Mexico / Shadow
1973 SP JANE J-1001 (US) .

Sweet Flowers / Bonnie

1973 SP JANE 1212-1001 (CAN) .

Bonnie / Sweet Flowers

06/1973 SP Motown Yesteryear Series Y 549F (US) .

Indiana Wants Me / Gotta See Jane

1973 ? SP Motown T 3 / Y 549 F (B)

Indiana Wants Me / Gotta See Jane

1974 SP JANE 1212-1002 (CAN) .

Who Will Wipe My Tears Away (The Rag Doll Song) / Mandy

1974 SP Motown V.I.P. 25042F (CAN) .

There's A Ghost In My House / Let's Go Somewhere

07/1974 SP RARE EARTH 5C 006-95516 (NL) There's A Ghost In My House / Let's Go Somewhere
07/1974 SP RARE EARTH 1C 006-95 516 M (GER) There's A Ghost In My House / Let's Go Somewhere
1974 SP RARE EARTH 1C 006-95 903 (GER)

Gotta See Jane / Indiana Wants Me

07/1974 SP POLYDOR 2058 502 (NL) Window Shopping / Bonnie
1974 SP POLYDOR 2058 502 (GER) Window Shopping / Bonnie
1974 SP POLYDOR 2058 502 (S)

Window Shopping (El Escaparte) / Bonnie

1974 SP POLYDOR 2058 502 (B) Window Shopping / Donnie
06/1975 SP JANE 1212-1004 (CAN) .

Walkin' In The Sun / Who Will Wipe My Tears Away (The Rag Doll Song)

10/1975 SP JANE 1212-1005 (CAN) .

Let's Talk It Over / Mama I Will

02/1976 SP FARR FR-001 (US) .

We'll Show Them All / Magdalena

03/1976 SP JANE 2065 288 (CAN) .

We'll Show Them All / Magdelena

1976 SP JANE 2065 309 (CAN) . Bonnie / Hannah
10/1976 SP JANE 2065 328 (CAN) . Closer My Love / Daddy's Got A Gun
1977 SP JANE JR2058 (US) .

Dixie's Hands / Bonnie

1978 SP JANE J-5013 (US) (promo) .

Cheerleader / Cheerleader

1979 SP Ragamuffin R 5013 (US) .

I'll Name The Baby After You / Add Up The Score

1979 SP REBOUND RB 253 (CAN) .

Indiana Wants Me (Dean TAYLOR) / The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (Bobby VEE)

07/1981 SP 20th Century-Fox TC-2510 (US) (CAN) .

Let's Talk It Over / Add Up The Score

1982 SP STRUMMER S-3747 (US) .

Out In The Alley / Bonnie

1982 SP STRUMMER S-3748 (US) (promo) .

Let's Talk It Over [mono] / Let's Talk It Over [stereo]

1982 SP CLASSIC CR-V 6728 (CAN) .

At The High School Dance (R. Dean TAYLOR) / Ship Of Dreams (Quiet Jungle)

1982 SP Motown 100-15-019 (GER)

Indiana Wants Me / Gotta See Jane

1984 SP GUSTO GT4-2214 (US) .

Indiana Wants Me (R. Dean TAYLOR) / Precious And Few (CLIMAX)

07/1986 SP BELLAPHON 100-07-400 (GER)

Indiana Wants Me (R. Dean TAYLOR) / Hitchin' A Ride (Vanity FARE)

198? SP UNDERGROUND UR-C-1025 (CAN) .

At The High School Dance (R. Dean TAYLOR) / Mr. Heartache (Pat HERVEY)

19?? SP COLLECTABLES COL-549 (US) .

Indiana Wants Me / Gotta See Jane

19?? SP STARDUST URS 125 (CAN) .

Baby I Miss You (Tommy GOOD) / There's A Ghost In My House (Dean TAYLOR)


















Unissued Tracks

19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4474 (#1))

Lonesome Piano 

19?? Unissued - (Boparama LP 3 (#10) / Collector CD 4474 (#3))

Long Way To St. Louis

Albums

12/1970 LP 12" RARE EARTH 522 (US) I THINK, THEREFORE I AM - Gotta See Jane / Fire And Rain / Woman Alive / Ain't It A Sad Thing / Indiana Wants Me / Back Street / Two Of Us / Sunday Morning Coming Down / Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got / Love's Your Name
08/1971 LP 12" TAMLA MOTOWN STML 11185 (UK) INDIANA WANTS ME - Gotta See Jane / Fire And Rain / Woman Alive / Ain't It A Sad Thing / Indiana Wants Me / Back Street / Two Of Us / Sunday Morning Coming Down / Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got / Love's Your Name
1973 LP 12" Sounds Superb ‎SPR 90007 UK)

Indiana Wants Me - Gotta See Jane / Don't Fool Around / There's A Ghost In My House / Ain't It A Sad Thing / Back Street / Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got / Indiana Wants Me / Woman Alive / Candy Apple Red / Love's Your Name / Shadow / Taos New Mexico

1975 LP 12" POLYDOR 2383-399 (CAN) LA SUNSET - Walkin' In The Sun / Sweet Flowers / Magdalena / Mamma I Will / Window Shopping / Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) / Who Will Wipe My Tears Away (The Rag Doll Song) / Bonnie / Let's Talk It Over / Daddy's Got A Gun / Play It Again Sam
09/2001 CD POLYGRAM INT. 544 515 (US) THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION - Gotta See Jane / Back Street / Ain't It A Sad Thing / Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got / There's A Ghost In My House / Don't Fool Around / Indiana Wants Me / Woman Alive / Love's Your Name / Taos New Mexico / Fire And Rain / Shadow / Two Of Us / Poor Girl / Let's Go Somewhere / Candy Apple Red / Sunday Morning Coming Down / Just Like In The Movies / My Lady Bug Stay Away From That Beatle
2001 CD Motown ‎MW059 (S) LAS GRANDES VOCES DE LA MUSICA NEGRA - THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION - Gotta See Jane / Back Street / Ain't It A Sad Thing / Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got / There's A Ghost In My House / Don't Fool Around / Indiana Wants Me / Woman Alive / Love's Your Name / Taos New Mexico / Fire And Rain / Shadow / Two Of Us / Poor Girl / Let's Go Somewhere / Candy Apple Red / Sunday Morning Coming Down / Just Like In The Movies / My Lady Bug Stay Away From That Beatle

Rocky Productions 24/05/2019