By Chris Shaw
on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 1:32 PM
Memphis Musician Pat Taylor passed away Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. A Memphis songwriter for more than five decades, Taylor played in the influential bands Village Sound, The Breaks and The Highsteppers, among others.
The Breaks were Taylor's most successful project, landing a deal with RCA records and a top forty hit with the song "She Wants You." The Breaks were also named the "Best Local Rock Band" by the Commercial Appeal in 1982. Taylor went on to work at Ardent Studios as a recording engineer and frequently performed around town with his family. Read an old interview with Taylor in which he discusses The Breaks and the Memphis music scene at the time.
There will be a memorial service for Pat Taylor Friday afternoon at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Midtown at 3:00 p.m. Those wishing to donate to the Taylor family in their time of need can do so here.