The Isleworth Elvis
Vince Taylor, born in Isleworth in 1939 as Brian Maurice Holden, was a British rock and roll singer. As the frontman for The Playboys, Taylor was successful primarily in France and the Continent during the late 1950s and early 1960s, afterwards falling into obscurity amidst personal problems and drug abuse.
According to David Bowie, Taylor was the main inspiration for Bowie’s character Ziggy Stardust.
Due to his relative obscurity and short career, Taylor remains an enigmatic part of west London’s Rock n Roll history.