Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll Canadien né Richard Dean Taylor en 1939 à Toronto (Ontario, Canada). R. Dean Taylor a enregistré pour Audio Master (60), Barry (61-62) et Mala Records(62). 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.
 

http://www.rdeantaylor.com/

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Piano, Songwriter

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll, Pop

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

12/1960 SP AUDIO MASTER 1 (US) . R. Dean TAYLOR & His COMBO - At The High School Dance / How Wrong Can You Be ?
02/1961 SP BARRY B-3023X (US) . At The High School Dance / How Wrong Can You Be ?
04/1962 SP BARRY B-3099X (US) . 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 (US) . We Fell In Love As We Tangoed / ?
1967 SP TAMLA MOTOWN TMG 763 (US) . Indiana Wants Me / Gotta See Jane
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
1970 SP RARE EARTH R 5013 (US) . Indiana Wants Me / Love's Your Name
1970 SP RARE EARTH R 5023 (US) Ain't It A Sad Thing / Back Street
1971 SP RARE EARTH R 5026 (US) . Gotta See Jane / Back Street
1971 SP RARE EARTH R 5030 (US) . Candy Apple Red (mono) / Candy Apple Red (stereo)
1972 SP RARE EARTH R 5041 (US) . Shadow / Taos New Mexico
1974 SP RARE EARTH R 5516 (US) . There Is A Ghost In My House / Let's Go Somewhere
1974 SP POLYDOR 2058 502 (CAN) . Window Shopping / Bonnie
1976 SP JANE 2065 309 (CAN) . Bonnie / Hannah

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" MOTOWN 11185 (US) INDIANA WANTS ME
1975 LP 12" POLYDOR 2383399 (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. 544515 (US) 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

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