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Roger's keyboard playing

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:02 pm
by Young Music Fan
When did Roger start playing keyboards? Is it something he learnt from experimenting or did he get proper lessons? I know John learnt himself - the infamous electric piano on You're My Best Friend.

Is there any noticeable playing by Roger because I can't think of one song where he does all the keyboards on it? I think I read somewhere that he did the keys as well as percussion on the Band Aid 30 song, can someone confirm this?

Re: Roger's keyboard playing

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 5:12 am
by Jake
Good question. Surprised no one answered.

Re: Roger's keyboard playing

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 4:33 pm
by Frank
I'm curious to know as well. Which begs me to question whether there's a good biography written about Roger. We've got countless about Freddie, one about Brian (that I know of), but zilch about Roger or John, specifically.

Re: Roger's keyboard playing

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 7:54 pm
by Kes
According to wikipedia, Ron Mael from Sparks played the keyboards on Band Aid 20

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_Aid_20

According to wikipedia, Roger Taylor did the Drums and keyboards on Band Aid 30

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_Aid_30