Ron Taylor – Photo Gallery

Ron Taylor - Lead Singer for Lillian Axe & Stiff - Photo by Mj Wilson PhotographyI used to hang out at a Rock Club in Daytona Beach, called The “OP” (The Other Place). On a Tuesday night, some friends and I went in and saw this band called “Stiff”. The band’s tag line was: “It it ain’t Stiff, it ain’t worth a F***.

I don’t think I had my contacts in that night and I kept looking at the singer and asking people: “Is he really that good looking? I can’t see him that well.”

Well, I came back on Friday or Saturday night (or maybe both nights) and wore my contacts and brought my Camera.

Yes, folks, he really was that good looking!

I’m not even going to pretend that I was shooting pictures of the band. My photos were all focused on Ron. I had never seen any lead singer that was as drop-dead good looking as Ron was. From his hair to his face to his eyes to his damn pants that were unbuttoned and folded in…I couldn’t keep my eyes off of him.

I never really talked to him…I think someone ended up introducing us at the Bottle Club, later that night and we made some “passing comments” to each other or, he might even have grabbed my ass, as I walked by him. (That was probably wishful thinking on my part though.)

I did get to meet Jon Ster, one of the Guitarists from Stiff, as a local waitress had a party and all of us ended up at her apartment.

Ron Taylor - Lead Singer for Lillian Axe & Stiff - Photo by Mj Wilson PhotographyI did want to blog these photos but all I knew was that the band’s name was “Stiff”. Thank God for the Internet because I found out that most of the guys from Stiff, eventually joined Lillian Axe.

Then I found an awesome Lillian Axe Rock Video called Show A Little Love (which is now my new favorite song!)

I also found a homemade video, of Stiff playing So Far Away in another local club, in another State. That video shows you the quality of Ron’s voice and it is also funny because I think he is wearing the same pants as in my photos! (Of course I remember those pants!) (Links to the songs are after the last photo.)

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos of this hot, hot guy, as much as I enjoyed taking them!


MUSIC: Listen to Show A Little Love by Lillian Axe

MUSIC: Listen to So Far Away by Stiff

MUSIC: Listen to True Believer by Lillian Axe

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    Chuckie April 25, 2011

    You’re so cool. Love those photos. Wish we would have had a you in my band days.

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    jfarthing June 13, 2014

    I was looking to see if the OP was still open out of curiosity since I haven’t been to there since probably 87. Anyway I came across your site when I did a search for “other place daytona beach.”

    Just wanted to tell you that I remember all of the bands that you mentioned. I also remember Stranger (they were a little to light for me at that point in my life but they were pretty good for what they played), Wurx and all of the others. The OP was great. I especially liked it during Spring Break because I would piss off everyone waiting in line when I walked in the out door and said hello to Jim since he was the one usually there and I walked right in. I loved it when Jack (the owner) gave me a VIP card so I never had to pay. There were a lot of good times in there. Just out of curiosity, did you ever get down to PJ’s? We would always hit PJ’s after the OP and then hit Denny’s.

    Damn, thank you I had not thought about all of those times in a long time. Now that I am a married UFO (Ugly, Fat, Old) it is nice to think about those times once in a while.

    Jim

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    Mj Wilson June 13, 2014

    Hi Jim -

    Of course we went to PJ’s!

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