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Celebrity Fans - Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)

Celebrity Fans - Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)

Brown has an interview on the official site with Roger Taylor from Duran Duran who wanted to play for the mighty claret and blue.

Taylor said: 'Villa mean everything to me. I come with my dad still. He used to bring me when I was a kid - about four-years-old. We used to sit on the Holte End. He used to sit me on the bar and I remember being freezing cold throughout my childhood watching the Villa. But the games warmed me up! I started in the days of Charlie Aitken, the record appearance maker who was the crux of the team. Colin Withers was the goalkeeper. That was my first ambition - being the Villa keeper."

I can confirm that Taylor is a regular reader of Vital Villa... well, I can`t really, but hey, no one can disprove my claim can they?!?!?

Full interview: Click Here

And here is our list of celebs:

Celebrity Fans:

HRH Prince William

PM David Cameron


Tom Hanks (actor - or should that be one of the most famous actors in the world?!)
Martin Shaw (actor)
Ian Lavender (Pike!)
Mark Williams (actor - you might have seen him in Harry Potter! and comedian from the Fast Show)
Brendan Gleeson, (actor, appeared in Braveheart, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, 28 Days Later, Gangs of New York, Harry Potter films, AI...)
David Bradley (actor, Harry Potter, other films, tv and stage)
Oliver Phelps (actor, twin from Harry Potter)
Pauline McLynn (actress. Played Mrs. Doyle in 'Father Ted')
Chris Marshall - My Family (the tall one), BT ads etc
David Moran, ex-Crossroads actor.
Nessa (Ruth Jones) from Gavin & Stacey!!!!!! (Yes we know Nessa was a fictional character!)
If we're going to go with fictional characters, Lenny Godber from Porridge!


Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iomi
Brian Travers (UB40)
Several members of Duran Duran including Roger Taylor.
Several members of Ocean Colour Scene
Nigel Kennedy (violinist)
John Lodge of The Moody Blues + we THINK Justin Hayward lead singer of the Moody Blues
Kingstanding lad (Atlantic Road) Steve Winwood of Spencer Davis Group + Traffic fame.
Phil Etheridge from The Twang
Pete Way (bassist with rock band UFO)
Colin Abrahall, lead singer of Brum punk rockers GBH.
Chris Storr (plays trumpet in the Jools Holland Band)
Several members of Napalm Death including lead singer Barney
Scott Gorham original Thin Lizzy guitarist
Khan Morbee - Lead singer of South African Alternative Rock Band - The Parlotones


Dr Carl Chinn MBE (local historian, tv and radio presenter)
Jonny Gould, (media radio/tv broadcaster and commentator)
Emma B (radio1 presenter)
Professor and guardian columnist Marcel Berlins.
Vassos Alexander and Phil Williams (both radio 5 live announcers)
Matthew Bannister (radio 5 live?)
Emma Willis (was Griffiths), MTV presenter and model
Pete Colley - Sky Sports reporter
Floella Benjamin 80's TV Presenter
Radio Highveld DJ Brad Brown


Ian Bell (Warwickshire and England cricketer)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire cricketer)
Joe Calzaghe - former World boxing Champ
Jim Lewis (owner of the late great Villa fan Best Mate)
Lee Sharpe (?) ex Man Utd
Jane Sixsmith (England Olympic hockey player)
Justin Rose - Golfer
Tom Parsons - high jumper
Craig Kieswetter, Somerset/England cricketer


Howard Hodgson (presenter, author, including best seller Six Feet Under)
Benjamin Zepphaniah (poet)
Mervyn King, (Governor of Bank of England )
Jacqui Smith former MP for Redditch and former Home Secretary
Trade Union leader Bill Morris
Lord John Taylor (once briefly in the news when controversially deselected as a black Tory election candidate (Cheltenham, IIRC), also had a brief TV career as a 'legal eagle')
Sir Digby Jones, ex head of the CBI
Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England
Lee Child. (Author of books in the Pulp Fiction genre specifically know for his series of Jack Reacher books)

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Was hoping for a 'Spartacus' moment, but it seems I AM Roger Taylor.
05/04/2012 17:08:00
put him back then. Sorry Roger! LOL
The Fear
05/04/2012 16:19:00
Ian Lavender is still alive according to Wikipedia. And still a Villa fan ('life long') according to same source. Get him back on ...
05/04/2012 15:50:00
^ Ah, I didn't realise he'd died tbh. I should have guessed that it wasn't an oversight but a carefully considered move on your part ;]
05/04/2012 14:26:00
I am Roger Taylor!
05/04/2012 11:48:00
They are still going strong actually - I saw Roger Taylor twirling his sticks not more than 2 weeks ago here in Singapore with LeBon putting on a fine show. Damn impressive they were too for a bunch of fifty-somethings. Now...where are me deely boppers??
05/04/2012 06:24:00
Ahh, the Mighty Duran Duran. Used to be the resident band at the Rum Runner before they become famous..... happy days.
Pride of Lions
05/04/2012 03:16:00
....that might not be entirely true...
05/04/2012 00:52:00
Ok ok now I've ben ousted I'll reveal myself as Roger Taylor. I am indeed a regular reader and fan of all of Vital Villa's work.
05/04/2012 00:44:00
SchoolBoyError, Was going to say him too, but DON'T panic you beat me.Yes i know that's Clive Dunne,s catchphrase you stupid boy.Don't tell them your name Pike.
04/04/2012 21:30:00
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