Taylor, R. Dean

** This is just a short biographical summary – for the full story, check out this artist’s reviews! **

White Canadian singer-songwriter R. Dean Taylor (it stands for “Richard”, if that’s what you were looking to find out!) came to Motown at the end of 1963, but to begin with, his activities were mainly on the production and songwriting side – several accounts have him helping the Holland-Dozier-Holland team with their writing work. His performing career initially failed to keep pace, a thin trickle of novelty singles creeping out in the mid-Sixties before Taylor really hit his stride with some fine records towards the end of the decade. With the foundation of Rare Earth Records in 1969, a new label geared towards Motown’s white rock acts, Taylor was in his element, releasing the mega-hit Indiana Wants Me in 1970 and continuing to record before eventually leaving Motown in 1973.

Review Archive: R. Dean TAYLOR (3 items)

We have 3 reviews for R. Dean Taylor currently available here on Motown Junkies – see our archive for more details, or click a link below:

  1. My Lady Bug Stay Away From That Beatle
  2. Poor Girl
  3. Let’s Go Somewhere

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