The band only lasted for two years before Staffell departed to join Humpy Bong, leaving the band with only a catalogue of nine songs: In 1969, Taylor was working with Freddie Mercury at the Kensington Market (they were living in an apartment around the same time).
Bulsara convinced the remaining two members of Smile to continue and he eventually joined the band, which he renamed Queen.
In 1971, they found bass guitarist John Deacon and brought him into the band, before going on to release their self-titled debut album in 1973.
Taylor is the third most credited songwriter for the band, usually contributing one or two tracks per record, and he is considered a prominent songwriter.
His compositions for Queen include: Many of these feature Taylor on vocals.
During the 1980s, in addition to his work with Queen, he formed a parallel band known as The Cross, in which he was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist.