R. Dean Taylor

Pop music, Musical Artist

1939 –

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Who is R. Dean Taylor?

R. Dean Taylor is a Canadian singer, most famous as a recording artist, songwriter and record producer for Motown Records company during the 1960s and 1970s. According to Jason Ankeny, Taylor "remains one of the most underrated acts ever to record under the Motown aegis." As a singer, American audiences know him best for his 1970 Billboard Top 5 hit, "Indiana Wants Me", about an Indiana murder fugitive that featured police sirens in the intro and an outro that included more sirens and a police officer warning the fugitive that he was surrounded and to give himself up. The single hit #1 in Taylor's native Canada. The song was predominantly featured in the opening minutes of the 1980 American movie, The Ninth Configuration. He is at least as well known in the UK for his other hits, "Gotta See Jane" and "There's a Ghost in My House".

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Born
1939
Toronto
Also known as
  • R. Dean Tylor
  • R Dean Taylor
  • R.Dean Taylor
  • Taylor, R. Dean
  • R.D. Taylor
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Lived in
  • Toronto

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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