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Today: James Taylor is 65

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I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.
~James Taylor

That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind.
~James Taylor

When people use the term “singer/songwriter” (often modified by the word “sensitive”) in praise or in criticism, they’re thinking of James Taylor.
~William Ruhlmann (allmusic.com)

Fire & Rain – Live

Birth name James Vernon Taylor
Born March 12, 1948 (age 65)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Origin Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Genres Folk rock, rock, pop, soft rock, country
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active 1966–present
Labels Apple, Capitol, EMI, Warner Bros., Columbia, SME, Hear Music
Associated acts Carole King, Carly Simon, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Joni Mitchell, J.D. Souther, Stevie Wonder, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, Don Henley
Website www.jamestaylor.com

James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the No. 3 single “Fire and Rain” and had his first No. 1 hit the following year with “You’ve Got a Friend”, a recording of Carole King’s classic song. His 1976 Greatest Hits album was certified Diamond and has sold 12 million US copies. Following his 1977 album, JT, he has retained a large audience over the decades. His commercial achievements declined slightly until a resurgence during the late 1990s and 2000s, when some of his best-selling and most-awarded albums (including HourglassOctober Road and Covers) were released.



We all have to face pain, and pain makes us grow.
~James Taylor

You’ve Got A Friend (Live on North Sea Jazz Festival 2009)

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Sweet Baby James (1970)


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