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Michael Kevin "Mick" Taylor (born 17 January 1949) is a British musician best known for his stints with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers from 1967 to 1969 and as Music/TheRollingStones' lead guitarist from 1969 to 1974. Taylor is generally considered the strongest guitarist in the band's history, a live virtuoso with a melodic style fitting easily into the GenreRoulette of the Stones albums from his era.

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Michael Kevin "Mick" Taylor (born 17 January 17, 1949) is a British musician best known for his stints with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers from 1967 to 1969 and as Music/TheRollingStones' lead guitarist from 1969 to 1974. Taylor is generally considered the strongest guitarist in the band's history, a live virtuoso with a melodic style fitting easily into the GenreRoulette of the Stones albums from his era.


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Not to be confused with the SerialKiller character from ''Film/WolfCreek''.


'''Michael Kevin Taylor''' (born 17 January 1949) is a British musician best known for his stints with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers from 1967 to 1969 and as Music/TheRollingStones' lead guitarist from 1969 to 1974. Taylor is generally considered the strongest guitarist in the band's history, a live virtuoso with a melodic style fitting easily into the GenreRoulette of the Stones albums from his era.

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'''Michael Michael Kevin Taylor''' "Mick" Taylor (born 17 January 1949) is a British musician best known for his stints with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers from 1967 to 1969 and as Music/TheRollingStones' lead guitarist from 1969 to 1974. Taylor is generally considered the strongest guitarist in the band's history, a live virtuoso with a melodic style fitting easily into the GenreRoulette of the Stones albums from his era.


According to legend, Taylor made his name as a teenage fill-in for Music/EricClapton but was too shy to approach band leader John Mayall for the full-time job. Eventually replacing Peter Green for good in 1967 (Green went on to form Music/FleetwoodMac with fellow Bluesbreakers Mick Fleetwood and John [=McVie=] [[note]]though McVie wasn't the original bassist - that was Bob Brunning[[/note]]), Taylor played in the Bluesbreakers for several years, participating in several albums before parting ways with Mayall to join Music/TheRollingStones. Replacing Stones founder Music/BrianJones, he joined in time to participate in two songs ("Country Honk" and "Live With Me") from ''Music/LetItBleed'' and the Hyde Park concert following the untimely death of Jones. After several years in the band, personal problems with Music/KeithRichards, Taylor's own heroin addiction and allegations that Music/MickJagger refused Taylor his rightful publishing rights drove a stake between Taylor and Jagger/Richards, but his 1974 departure to Jack Bruce's band still came as a shock to all involved. Taylor was replaced by Ronnie Wood of The Jeff Beck Group and Music/{{Faces}}, who remains a Stones member to this day.

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According to legend, Taylor made his name as a teenage fill-in for Music/EricClapton but was too shy to approach band leader John Mayall for the full-time job. Eventually replacing Peter Green for good in 1967 (Green went on to form Music/FleetwoodMac with fellow Bluesbreakers Mick Fleetwood and John [=McVie=] [[note]]though McVie [=McVie=] wasn't the original bassist - that was Bob Brunning[[/note]]), Taylor played in the Bluesbreakers for several years, participating in several albums before parting ways with Mayall to join Music/TheRollingStones. Replacing Stones founder Music/BrianJones, he joined in time to participate in two songs ("Country Honk" and "Live With Me") from ''Music/LetItBleed'' and the Hyde Park concert following the untimely death of Jones. After several years in the band, personal problems with Music/KeithRichards, Taylor's own heroin addiction and allegations that Music/MickJagger refused Taylor his rightful publishing rights drove a stake between Taylor and Jagger/Richards, but his 1974 departure to Jack Bruce's band still came as a shock to all involved. Taylor was replaced by Ronnie Wood of The Jeff Beck Group and Music/{{Faces}}, who remains a Stones member to this day.


According to legend, Taylor made his name as a teenage fill-in for Music/EricClapton but was too shy to approach band leader John Mayall for the full-time job. Eventually replacing Peter Green for good in 1967 (Green went on to form Music/FleetwoodMac with fellow Bluesbreakers Mick Fleetwood and John McVie [[note]]though McVie wasn't the original bassist - that was Bob Brunning[[/note]]), Taylor played in the Bluesbreakers for several years, participating in several albums before parting ways with Mayall to join Music/TheRollingStones. Replacing Stones founder Music/BrianJones, he joined in time to participate in two songs ("Country Honk" and "Live With Me") from ''Music/LetItBleed'' and the Hyde Park concert following the untimely death of Jones. After several years in the band, personal problems with Music/KeithRichards, Taylor's own heroin addiction and allegations that Music/MickJagger refused Taylor his rightful publishing rights drove a stake between Taylor and Jagger/Richards, but his 1974 departure to Jack Bruce's band still came as a shock to all involved. Taylor was replaced by Ronnie Wood of The Jeff Beck Group and Music/{{Faces}}, who remains a Stones member to this day.

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According to legend, Taylor made his name as a teenage fill-in for Music/EricClapton but was too shy to approach band leader John Mayall for the full-time job. Eventually replacing Peter Green for good in 1967 (Green went on to form Music/FleetwoodMac with fellow Bluesbreakers Mick Fleetwood and John McVie [=McVie=] [[note]]though McVie wasn't the original bassist - that was Bob Brunning[[/note]]), Taylor played in the Bluesbreakers for several years, participating in several albums before parting ways with Mayall to join Music/TheRollingStones. Replacing Stones founder Music/BrianJones, he joined in time to participate in two songs ("Country Honk" and "Live With Me") from ''Music/LetItBleed'' and the Hyde Park concert following the untimely death of Jones. After several years in the band, personal problems with Music/KeithRichards, Taylor's own heroin addiction and allegations that Music/MickJagger refused Taylor his rightful publishing rights drove a stake between Taylor and Jagger/Richards, but his 1974 departure to Jack Bruce's band still came as a shock to all involved. Taylor was replaced by Ronnie Wood of The Jeff Beck Group and Music/{{Faces}}, who remains a Stones member to this day.


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'''Michael Kevin Taylor''' (born 17 January 1949) is a British musician best known for his stints with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers from 1967 to 1969 and as Music/TheRollingStones' lead guitarist after Stones founder Music/BrianJones's departure - from 1969 to 1974. Taylor is generally considered the strongest guitarist in the band's history, a live virtuoso with a melodic style fitting easily into the GenreRoulette of the Stones albums from his era.

According to legend, Taylor made his name as a teenage fill-in for Music/EricClapton but was too shy to approach band leader John Mayall for the full-time job. Eventually taking the same post from future Music/FleetwoodMac guitarist Peter Green, Taylor played in the Bluesbreakers for several years before joining the Stones in time to participate in two songs from ''Music/LetItBleed'' and the Hyde Park concert following the untimely death of Music/BrianJones. After several years in the band, personal problems with Music/KeithRichards, Taylor's own heroin addiction and allegations that Music/MickJagger refused Taylor his rightful publishing rights drove a stake between Taylor and Jagger/Richards, but his 1974 departure to Jack Bruce's band still came as a shock to all involved. Taylor was replaced by Ronnie Wood of The Jeff Beck Group and Music/{{Faces}}, who remains a Stones member to this day.

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'''Michael Kevin Taylor''' (born 17 January 1949) is a British musician best known for his stints with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers from 1967 to 1969 and as Music/TheRollingStones' lead guitarist after Stones founder Music/BrianJones's departure - from 1969 to 1974. Taylor is generally considered the strongest guitarist in the band's history, a live virtuoso with a melodic style fitting easily into the GenreRoulette of the Stones albums from his era.

According to legend, Taylor made his name as a teenage fill-in for Music/EricClapton but was too shy to approach band leader John Mayall for the full-time job. Eventually taking the same post from future replacing Peter Green for good in 1967 (Green went on to form Music/FleetwoodMac guitarist Peter Green, with fellow Bluesbreakers Mick Fleetwood and John McVie [[note]]though McVie wasn't the original bassist - that was Bob Brunning[[/note]]), Taylor played in the Bluesbreakers for several years years, participating in several albums before joining the parting ways with Mayall to join Music/TheRollingStones. Replacing Stones founder Music/BrianJones, he joined in time to participate in two songs ("Country Honk" and "Live With Me") from ''Music/LetItBleed'' and the Hyde Park concert following the untimely death of Music/BrianJones.Jones. After several years in the band, personal problems with Music/KeithRichards, Taylor's own heroin addiction and allegations that Music/MickJagger refused Taylor his rightful publishing rights drove a stake between Taylor and Jagger/Richards, but his 1974 departure to Jack Bruce's band still came as a shock to all involved. Taylor was replaced by Ronnie Wood of The Jeff Beck Group and Music/{{Faces}}, who remains a Stones member to this day.


According to legend, Taylor made his name as a teenage fill-in for Music/EricClapton but was too shy to approach band leader John Mayall for the full-time job. Eventually taking the same post from future Music/FleetwoodMac guitarist Peter Green, Taylor played in the Bluesbreakers for several years before joining the Stones in time to participate in two songs from ''Music/LetItBleed'' and the Hyde Park concert following the untimely death of Music/BrianJones. After several years in the band, personal problems with Music/KeithRichards, Taylor's own heroin addiction and allegations that Music/MickJagger refused Taylor his rightful publishing rights drove a stake between Taylor and Jagger/Richards, but his 1974 departure to Jack Bruce's band still came as a shock to all involved.

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According to legend, Taylor made his name as a teenage fill-in for Music/EricClapton but was too shy to approach band leader John Mayall for the full-time job. Eventually taking the same post from future Music/FleetwoodMac guitarist Peter Green, Taylor played in the Bluesbreakers for several years before joining the Stones in time to participate in two songs from ''Music/LetItBleed'' and the Hyde Park concert following the untimely death of Music/BrianJones. After several years in the band, personal problems with Music/KeithRichards, Taylor's own heroin addiction and allegations that Music/MickJagger refused Taylor his rightful publishing rights drove a stake between Taylor and Jagger/Richards, but his 1974 departure to Jack Bruce's band still came as a shock to all involved.
involved. Taylor was replaced by Ronnie Wood of The Jeff Beck Group and Music/{{Faces}}, who remains a Stones member to this day.



* 2003 - ''Shadow Man''



!!Tropes associated with Mick Taylor:

* BoringButPractical: Taylor is a beloved guitar hero from a legendary band despite a near total absence of stage presence. Audiences at a Stones concert were often privileged with a great view of the top of his head.

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!!Tropes !! Tropes associated with Mick Taylor:

* BoringButPractical: Taylor is a beloved guitar hero from a legendary rock band despite a near total absence of stage presence. Audiences at a Stones concert were often privileged with a great view of the top of his head.



* CripplingOverspecialization: Famously derided as "a great guitarist who found out the hard way that that's all he is", a relative lack of songwriting skill has marred his solo career to some extent.
* {{Improv}}: Taylor's improvisational skill sets him apart particularly from Music/BrianJones and [[Music/{{Faces}} Ron Wood]] as a live performer.
* {{Irony}}: Taylor's most famous latter-day solo comes from a song decrying classic rockers. [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee The song ends with the main band asking if he can please, please play on another one.]] (He does.)

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Famously derided as "a great guitarist who found out the hard way that that's all he is", a relative lack of songwriting song-writing skill has marred his solo career to some extent.
* {{Improv}}: Taylor's improvisational skill sets him apart particularly from Music/BrianJones and [[Music/{{Faces}} Ron Ronnie Wood]] as a live performer.
performer. Though the former was not without improvising talent either, being incredibly famous to this day for his ability to pick up virtually any instrument and start improvising on it.
* {{Irony}}: Taylor's most famous latter-day solo comes from a song decrying classic rockers. [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee The song ends with the main band asking if he can please, please play on another one.]] one]]. (He does.)does).



* {{Instrumentals}}: His first songwriting credit, "Snowy Wood", is an instrumental with the Bluesbreakers.

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* {{Instrumentals}}: His first songwriting song-writing credit, "Snowy Wood", is an instrumental with the Bluesbreakers.



* SpotlightStealingTitle: The 2012 reissues of Carla Olson's ''The Ring Of Truth'' are credited to "Carla Olson & Mick Taylor". Nearly justified given [[EpicRocking how much soloing space he actually gets on the record.]]
* TeenGenius: As a sixteen year old, Mick was considered to be on relatively close footing with prime Eric Clapton as a guitarist.

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* SpotlightStealingTitle: The 2012 reissues of Carla Olson's ''The Ring Of Truth'' are credited to "Carla Olson & Mick Taylor". Nearly justified given [[EpicRocking how much soloing space he actually gets on the record.]]
record]].
* TheStoic: Famous for being this during his time with the Stones, along with Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts (though the former is the Stone most associated with this trope).
* TeenGenius: As a sixteen year old, Mick was considered to be on relatively close footing with prime Eric Clapton Music/EricClapton as a guitarist.guitarist.

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* SpotlightStealingTitle: The 2012 reissues of Carla Olson's ''The Ring Of Truth'' are credited to "Carla Olson & Mick Taylor". Nearly justified given [[EpicRocking how much soloing space he actually gets on the record.]]

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Famously derided as "a great guitarist who found out the hard way that that's all he is", a relative lack of songwriting skill has marred his solo career to some extent.


* {{Irony}} Taylor's most famous latter-day solo comes from a song decrying classic rockers. [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee The song ends with the main band asking if he can please, please play on another one.]] (He does.)

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* {{Irony}} {{Irony}}: Taylor's most famous latter-day solo comes from a song decrying classic rockers. [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee The song ends with the main band asking if he can please, please play on another one.]] (He does.)


* {{Improv}}: Taylor's improvisational skills

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* {{Improv}}: Taylor's improvisational skillsskill sets him apart particularly from Music/BrianJones and [[Music/{{Faces}} Ron Wood]] as a live performer.


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* ProgressiveRock: Not considered his strength (Taylor is almost purely a BluesRock player), but he held his own on Mayall's jazz-rock album and in the Jack Bruce band.
* TheQuietOne: Notoriously shy, the inevitable comparisons to Jagger and Richards just amplify it.

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* 1991 - ''Too Hot For Snakes'' [[note]]A collaboration with Carla Olson[[/note]]


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* 2003 - ''Shadow Man''


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!!Tropes associated with Mick Taylor:

* BoringButPractical: Taylor is a beloved guitar hero from a legendary band despite a near total absence of stage presence. Audiences at a Stones concert were often privileged with a great view of the top of his head.
* CallBack: "Stranger In Town" references "[[Music/ExileOnMainSt Lovin Cup]]" during its chorus.
* {{Improv}}: Taylor's improvisational skills
* {{Irony}} Taylor's most famous latter-day solo comes from a song decrying classic rockers. [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee The song ends with the main band asking if he can please, please play on another one.]] (He does.)
* InNameOnly: Mick merely plays a backing role on ''Shadow Man'' ([[LampshadeHanging hence the title]]), but ExecutiveMeddling put his name above that of singer Sasha Gracinin.
* {{Instrumentals}}: His first songwriting credit, "Snowy Wood", is an instrumental with the Bluesbreakers.
* SpecialGuest: Aside from his cameo appearances on recent Stones tours, Taylor has popped up in some odd places over the years. He appeared as third guitarist on a Music/GunsNRoses tribute band's original album, for instance.
* TeenGenius: As a sixteen year old, Mick was considered to be on relatively close footing with prime Eric Clapton as a guitarist.


'''Michael Kevin Taylor''' (born 17 January 1949) is a British musician best known for his stints with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers from 1966 to 1969 and as Music/TheRollingStones' lead guitarist after Stones founder Music/BrianJones's departure - from 1969 to 1974. Taylor is generally considered the strongest guitarist in the band's history, a live virtuoso with a melodic style fitting easily into the GenreRoulette of the Stones albums from his era.

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'''Michael Kevin Taylor''' (born 17 January 1949) is a British musician best known for his stints with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers from 1966 1967 to 1969 and as Music/TheRollingStones' lead guitarist after Stones founder Music/BrianJones's departure - from 1969 to 1974. Taylor is generally considered the strongest guitarist in the band's history, a live virtuoso with a melodic style fitting easily into the GenreRoulette of the Stones albums from his era.

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