John Taylor (bass guitarist)

English bassist and member of Duran Duran

Nigel John Taylor (born 20 June 1960) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor. He was bass guitarist of the new wave band Duran Duran from its founding in 1978 before leaving in 1997. The group has had 14 singles in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the US Billboard Hot 100. Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records worldwide. After he left, Taylor appeared in a number of movies such as Sugar Town (1999). He rejoined the band in 2001.

Taylor performing in 2015

Taylor was born in Solihull, Warwickshire. He grew up in nearby Hollywood, Worcestershire. During the 1990s, he was married to Amanda de Cadenet. The couple have one child. He married his second wife Gela Nash in 1999. In 2013, Taylor became an American citizen, holding dual citizenship.

In April 2020, during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, Taylor revealed that he tested positive to COVID-19.[1]


  1. Aguilar, Krissy (6 April 2020). "Duran Duran bassist John Taylor recovering from COVID-19". The Jakarta Post. Manila. Retrieved 6 April 2020.

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