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Posted: 10 Nov 10, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Published on Wed Nov 10 11:57:04 GMT 2010

Queen superstar Brian May? In the tiny market town of Settle? Opening his own photography exhibition? Inside a phone box? And the curator is called Roger ?Taylor?! Yes, it really did happen, and our ?entertainments editor ?GREG LAMBERT ?was there...

“It’s comforting to me that there are still places like this in the world. The big cities are a battleground and it’s wonderful to see people living in harmony with nature.”

Brian is sitting in Roger Taylor’s living room. No, not THAT Roger Taylor, but the owner of a charming cottage in Upper Settle, who happens to share names with Brian’s bandmate Roger Taylor, the drummer in Queen.

This Roger Taylor, curator of a most unusual art gallery just yards from his home, is also the reason why May braved the driving Thursday afternoon drizzle to visit a quaint market town 10 miles outside Ingleton.

“I’ve known Roger for many years,” he explains.

“He’s like a mentor to us, a professor of photography.

“Although the first time he rang up my office and said ‘It’s Roger Taylor’ (it was confusing) because he doesn’t sound anything like the other Roger Taylor...!”

He may have a multi-millionaire life as a global rock megastar but Brian also enjoys more simple pleasures.

Read full story in The Visitor (10/11/10).


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