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1960[]

Date Event
Apr 26 Roger Andrew Taylor (Roger Taylor) born in Castle Bromwich, West Midlands to Hughie and Jean Taylor.
May 30 Stephen Duffy born in Birmingham.
Jun 20 Nigel John Taylor (John Taylor) born at Sorento Maternity Hospital in Birmingham to Jack and Eugenie (Jean) Taylor. (the hospital, lower left).
Oct 27 Simon Le Bon is 2 years old today.
Dec 8 Warren Cuccurullo is 4 years old today.

1961[]

Date Event
Feb 16 Andrew Arthur Taylor (Andy Taylor) born at Tynemouth Jubilee Infirmary in North Shields (near Newcastle), to Ronnie (Ronald R - an inshore fisherman) and Blanche Taylor. He was raised in the fishing village of Cullercoats, North Shields, at 16 Belle Vue Street. (Sandra is his stepmother.) (Birth Certificate), (Location Today - Demolished)
Mar 16 Andy Wickett born in Birmingham.
? Photo: (JT Age 1?).
? Photo: (Roger, Age 1?).

1962[]

Date Event
? Simon (3?) hears classical music on Radio 3 from his wooden cot, and is one of his earliest memories. (YT source)
Jun 8 Nicholas James Bates born in or around Moseley, near Birmingham, to Roger and Sylvia Bates.

1963[]

Date Event
? Simon's home is 25 Tewksbury Avenue, Pinner, North London. (House Today), (House 1975?), (Family Album), (Simon 4?).
? Simon (4?) hears She Loves You by The Beatles on the radio, and sings along instantly to it. (YT source)
? Simon (4?) hears his mother playing classical music on the piano. His Father sings Tenor with the Ernest Read Choir. His grandmother was one of the first Tiller girls. (YT source)
? Simon (4?) begins singing lessons taught by his mother.
Jun 20 John Taylor is 3 years old today.
Summer? JT Photo: (JT Age 3?).

1964[]

Date Event
May 3 Sterling Campbell born in New York City.
? Warren (7) gets a drum kit.
? Simon claims his first exposure to a musical instrument was "the family violin".
? Simon (5) is kicked out of Middlesex Cub Scouts for retaliating against an older boy by smacking him in the face with a pair of shoes.
? Simon (5) attends West Lodge School in Pinner, and also joins the Pinner Parish Church Choir, (as a treble?). (source)
? Simon (5) begins Drama classes at the Studio School in Pinner. (YT source (0:55)), (source)
? Simon (5?) sees a werewolf movie where "a wolf-man climbed up the side of someone's house". To protect himself against this, Simon puts a teddy bear, and five painted tin soldiers on to the window sill. Five soldiers can be seen in the video Is There Something I Should Know?. (YT source)
? Young images of Simon (5/6?). (Image), (Image), (Image).
? Simon (5) makes his first record with Pinner Parish Church choir ("Ave Verum" and "O For the Wings of a Dove").
Jun 8 Nick Rhodes is 2 years old today. (Nick Age 2?).
Jun 20 John Taylor is 4 years old today.
All John's home is 34 Simon Road, Hollywood Birmingham. (House Today), (JT's House 1977?).
All Nick's home is around the corner from Johns. (Perhaps Kenway Avenue?) (Nick House 1977?).
Oct 29 Yasmin Parvaneh was born in Oxford, England; the younger child of an Iranian father and an English mother. Her mother worked as a window dresser in Elliston's, a department store in Oxford, where she met Yasmin's father.
Oct 27 Simon Le Bon is 6 years old today.
Oct 27? Simon said "On my sixth birthday, I saw Thunderball with six friends, and it was the third film I'd ever seen in my life". (YT source)
? Simon (6) is the boy in the "not-so-white" shirt in a TV commercial for Persil laundry detergent; he is also in several other commercials. (YT source)

1965[]

Date Event
? Roger (5?) goes to his first football match at Aston Villa, by his Dad Hugh. He says "He always took me to the middle of the Holte End in the days of standing only. Dad would sit me on one of the safety bars and stand behind me so that I didn't get crushed when Villa scored. The colour of the kit and atmosphere in the stands seemed to have a lifelong effect on me." (source)
? Roger (5) starts drumming with saucepans. (YT source)
? Roger begins "bashing away at milk bottles with [his mum's] knitting needles".
Jun 20 John Taylor is 5 years old today.
Jun 20? John goes to see From Russia with Love and Goldfinger together at a double bill, at the King's Norton Green cinema, on his fifth birthday. Nick also claims to have been there, but he would have been 3 at the time, and seems unlikely to remember it. (YT source)
? Simon (7) performs in The King and I with the Harrow Light Opera Company. (see Collectibles for programme).
? Simon (7) stars in Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Man for All Seasons.

1966[]

Date Event
? Warren (9) gets his first guitar and also started played drums. (source)
? Andy (5?) gets his first guitar, "but it was plastic at the time..."
July? Roger (6) visits Blackpool in Lancashire for the first and only time until 2022. "My mum and dad took me to this little bed and breakfast on the front,” he says, smiling. “It’s always stuck in my mind as an amazing experience; I think it was my first holiday, actually." (source)
Sept Andy starts at his first school. He says "The first day I went to grammar school dead exciting, you know well, I came home and my mother had gone! So I thought, oh well, it's just me and my old man and my little brother."
? Roger (66-1969) idolises Aston Villa Football Club goal keeper Colin Withers. He said "I loved the role of the unsung hero in goal. I dreamt of being Villa’s No 1 when I grew up, but I was a small lad and never reached the required height. I took up the drums instead which I guess has a similar status within a band. (source)
? Simon (7) finds his first love, Claire Holloway, at West Lodge Junior School. They used to go into the 'Spinney' (a group of trees), and play 'games'. (YT source)
Oct 27 Simon Le Bon is 8 years old today.
Nov ? Andy and his brother Ronald got two step-sisters - Anne and Lynette - when his father marries Andy's stepmom Sandra.
Dec 8 Warren Cuccurullo is 10 years old today. He started playing the guitar.
Dec Andy's dad encouraged him to take up the guitar at the age of five, he bought him an electric guitar for Christmas and Andy started to take lessons from a man across the road from him called Dave Black; who was essentially a jazz guitarist.
Dec Andy's neighbour David Black (who later replaced Mick Ronson when the Spiders from Mars spun off from David Bowie) begins teaching him how to play guitar for £1 a lesson.

1967[]

Date Event
? Photos of Nick's Age 6? (Nick Age 6?), (Nick Age 6?).
Sept ? John starts at Our Lady of the Wayside Junior School. (School and Church, Lower Middle and Right photos).
Oct 27 Simon Le Bon is 9 years old today.
Dec 8 Warren Cuccurullo is 11 years old today.

1968[]

Date Event
Jun 20 John Taylor is 8 years old today.
Jul John gets his first school report from Our Lady of the Wayside Junior School. He is a "lively contributor to the oral lessons" but "unfortunately he does not express his ideas very clearly in his written work." (JT Report).
? A vicar takes Simon (9) on a boat outing to the Norfolk Broads, and Simon's passion for sailing is born.
Sep Andy (7) begins at Whitley Bay Junior and Comprehensive School.
Oct Roger Vadim's cult classic film Barbarella released.
Oct 27 Simon Le Bon is 10 years old today.
? Photo taken of Simon (Age 10?) (Image).
? Simon's first job was "Milkman's Assistant". He used to get up before school and help to deliver the milk.
Dec 8 Warren Cuccurullo is 12 years old today.

1969[]

Date Event
Feb 16 Andy Taylor is 8 year old toady.
Apr 26 Roger Taylor is 9 years old today.
Jun 8 Nick Rhodes is 7 years old today.
Jun 20 John Taylor is 9 years old today.
? Photos of John, age 9?. (Article), (JT age 9), (Age 9), (With Family).
Jul 20 Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step onto the surface of The Moon. The images are beamed back to 600 million people on Earth. All of the band saw it. John says the whole school went into slow motion. (YT source). Nicks father bought a new colour TV (YT source). Roger was woken up (YT source).
? Simon (10) attends Watford Carnival, where he wins first prize in his age group for poetry. (source)
? Simon (10) gets a silver trophy at the Richmond Festival for a solo singing performance. He also won the poetry competition. (source)
? Simon (10) wins a first prize trophy at the Amersham Festival for a solo singing performance.(source)
Oct 24-29 Simon (11) stars in The King and I at the ABC Theatre in Harrow. (Image).
Oct 27 Simon Le Bon is 11 years old today.
Nov A short article about Simon is printed in the local newspaper. Says ABC Theatre show was last leek.(source, inset)
Dec 8 Warren Cuccurullo is 13 years old today.


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