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the first 50 years
More than 50 years ago, Lynn Royce Taylor and friend David Musselman formed a duet they named the Gospel Chords. From the start they were singing nearly every week. A mere three years later they had become a quartet and were now nationally performing in churches, fairs, corporate events, TV and radio, and will record a total of 16 vinylLPs over the next 12 years..
The Chords continued for over twelve years. By now, Royce had three young boys and set his singing career aside to finished college and work in business and marketing and raise his young family. One of the highlights in this time, was “Royce, Your Voice in the Morning” radio personality on WKTK 96.7 FM contemporary Christian radio station.
In 1991, the Vogues invited him to sing tenor. In the 60s the original four members charted 24 popular hit songs including, “You Are My Special Angel, Turn Around Look at Me, Five O’clock World, and, You’re The One,” and were #3 behind the Beatles on the BillboardMusic Charts. Even now, he continues to sing this great oldies Rock ’n Roll in fun shows across America.
Royce moved to Nashville, TN and returned to Gospel Quartet music in 2002. Joining the Stamps Quartet, and Elvis’ Imperials introduced him to the world of Elvis Presley. this amazing career has paired with the Colorado Symphony, Radio City Music Hall, and Historic Cathedrals in Europe and the UK, as well as 5 world tours with Big Screen Multimedia Show, “Elvis Presley in Concert” sharing the stage with the original cast of Elvis’ Las Vegas Hilton show: TCB Band and orchestra. For another eight years, he toured Europe with the TCB Band; James Burton, Glen D. Hardin and Ronnie Tutt.
From his Nashville home, he continues to sing a variety of popular and gospel music and take the calling to share the living Word of God and message of love. His mandate is to entertain and inspire around the world.
From Paris France to Paris Texas, Manchester England to Manchester Tennessee, Vienna Austria to Vienna Ohio, Royce Taylor is enjoying an Extraordinary / Ordinary Life.
Touring the United States and the Europe, either as a solo performer or tenor for top charting hit maker, The Vogues, Royce has found the balance between singing popular Rock ’n Roll and continuing his Christian Music ministry. This is affirmed when a Pastor says, “Five O’clock World” was a favorite song or when someone from an oldies show tells him that the Gospel Music he’s shared has touched and spoken into their life.
As tenor for the Vogues, Royce regularly performs with stars like, Frankie Avalon, Bill Medley, the Beach Boys, Gary Puckett, and other classic rock ’n roll heroes. You can also see him hanging out with Gospel Music legends at a Bill Gaither Homecoming. You may catch him doing a show at Wembly Arena in London England singing the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s quite common to find him singing at a church, sharing the Gospel Music that pilots his life. In all of these situations, he is comfortable and accessible to all.
Royce is an ordinary man who’s life is filled with extraordinary opportunities. Come to a show and witness for yourself this skilled entertainer with a dynamic voice and charismatic personality that seeks to leave something of value behind each concert. For Royce Taylor, the mandate is the entertain and inspire.