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Encyclopedia > James Taylor
James Taylor

Background information
Birth name James Vernon Taylor
Born March 12, 1948 (1948-03-12) (age 59)
Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
Origin Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Genre(s) Folk rock, Soft rock, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Guitarist
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1968 - Present
Label(s) Apple (1968–1969)
Warner Bros. (1970–1976)
Columbia (1977–2004)
Website JamesTaylor.com

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Taylor's career began in the mid-1960s, but he found his audience in the early 1970s, singing sensitive and gentle acoustic songs. He was part of a wave of singer-songwriters of the time that also included Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, Cat Stevens, Carole King, John Denver, Elton John, Jackson Browne as well as Carly Simon, whom Taylor later married. Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a noted Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... Tom Rush (February 8, 1941-) was a popular folk and blues musician in the early 1960s. ... Yusuf Islam [1] (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948 in London) performed as Cat Stevens from 1966 to 1978. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 13, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, whose introspective lyrics made him one of the standouts in Southern Californias confessional singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy Award winning American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement. ...


His 1976 album Greatest Hits was certified diamond and has sold more than 11 million copies. He has retained a large audience well into the 1990s and 2000s, when some of his best-selling and most-awarded albums were released. Greatest Hits is singer-songwriter James Taylors eighth album, and the best-selling album of his career. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ...

Contents

Biography

Early years

Taylor grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where his father, Dr. Isaac M. Taylor, was the dean of the University of North Carolina Medical School from 1964 to 1971. His family summered on Martha's Vineyard. Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Isaac M. Taylor, M.D., was the dean of the Medical School of the University of North Carolina from 1964 until 1971, and the father of James Taylor, the singer and guitarist, and four other children, Alex, Livingston, Hugh, and Kate. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... Map of Marthas Vineyard. ...


Taylor's four siblings, Alex, Livingston, Hugh, and Kate, have also been musicians with recorded albums. (Livingston is still an active musician; Kate was active in the 1970s but did not record another album until 2003; Hugh operates a bed-and-breakfast with his wife; Alex died in 1993.) Taylor's children with Carly Simon, named Ben and Sally, have also embarked on musical careers. His father remarried later and had three more children: Preston, Theo, and Julia. Alex Taylor (died March 12, 1993 in Sanford, Florida) was an American singer-songwriter. ... Livingston Taylor (born November 21, 1950) is an American singer-songwriter, originally from Boston, Massachusetts. ... Kate Taylor (born August 15, 1949) is an American folk singer and singer-songwriter, originally from Boston, Massachusetts. ... Tourists of various nationalities chatting over breakfast at a B&B in Quebec City. ... Ben Taylor (born Benjamin Simon Taylor on January 22, 1977) is a musician and actor. ... Sally Taylor (born Sarah Maria Taylor on January 7, 1974) is a singer-songwriter, whose mellow work is noted for witty vocals and strong writing. ...


Early career

Taylor first learned to play the cello as a child in Chapel Hill, and switched to the guitar in 1960. His style on that instrument evolved from listening to hymns, carols, and Woody Guthrie. He attended Milton Academy, a prep school in Massachusetts, and summered with his family in Martha's Vineyard, where he met Danny Kortchmar. The two began playing folk music together. After dropping out of school, he formed a band called The Fabulous Corsairs with his brother, Alex. Later, he was committed to a psychiatric hospital for depression. He earned a high school diploma while in the hospital, and then left and formed a band called the Flying Machine with Kortchmar and Joel O'Brien in New York City. The band was signed to Rainy Day Records and released one single, "Brighten Your Night with My Day" (B-side: "Night Owl"). The record was not a success. (A UK band with the same name emerged in 1969 with the hit song "Smile A Little Smile For Me".) The violoncello, almost always abbreviated to cello, or cello (the c is pronounced as the ch in cheese), is a bowed stringed instrument, the lowest-sounding member of the violin family. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praise, adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a god or other religiously significant figure. ... A carol is a festive song, generally religious but not necessarily connected with church worship, and often with a dance-like or popular character. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Milton Academy is a private, preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school in Milton, Massachusetts. ... Danny Kootch Kortchmar (born April 6, 1946) is a guitarist and session musician. ... “Folk song” redirects here. ... A psychiatric hospital (also called at various places and times, mental hospital, mental ward, sanitarium or asylum) is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ... Clinical depression (also called major depressive disorder, or sometimes unipolar when compared with bipolar disorder, which is sometimes called manic depression) is a state of intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individuals social functioning and/or activities of daily... Rainy Day Records is a music production company and independent record label that is a subsidiary of Sound City Entertainment Group, the parent company of the legendary Sound City recording studios located in Los Angeles. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


While living in New York City, Taylor became addicted to heroin. One night, after receiving a desperate phone call, his father drove to New York and "rescued" him. Taylor later wrote a song called "Jump Up Behind Me" that paid tribute to his father's help during a time of desperate need. The song also reflects on Taylor's memories of the long drive from New York back to his home in Chapel Hill. New York, NY redirects here. ... Heroin ((INN) Diacetylmorphine, (BAN) diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid. ...


In 1968, Taylor moved to London. He was signed to Apple Records after sending a demo tape to Peter Asher (of Peter & Gordon) and released his debut album, James Taylor. Despite the Beatles connection, and the presence of Paul McCartney and George Harrison on one track, the album did not sell very well, and Taylor's addiction worsened. Moving back to the United States, Taylor checked into a hospital to treat his drug problem. By 1969 he was well enough to perform live, and had a six-night stand at the Troubadour Club in Los Angeles. On July 20, 1969 he performed at the Newport Folk Festival. Shortly thereafter he broke both hands in a motorcycle accident on Martha's Vineyard and was forced to stop playing for several months. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ... Peter Asher (born on June 22, 1944 in London, England) is a guitarist, singer and record producer. ... Peter & Gordon were a British Invasion-era performing duo, formed by Peter Asher and Gordon Waller, that rocketed to fame in 1964 with A World Without Love. Peter Ashers sister (the actress Jane Asher) was dating Paul McCartney (of The Beatles), and so Peter & Gordon recorded several songs written... James Taylor is singer-songwriter James Taylors debut album. ... Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born June 18, 1942) is an iconic Grammy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of the Beatles. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The Newport Folk Festival is an annual folk-oriented music festival founded in 1959 by George Wein, founder of the already-well-established Newport Jazz Festival, and his partner, Albert Grossman. ...


1970s success

Once recovered, Taylor signed to Warner Bros. Records and moved to California keeping Asher as his manager and record producer. His second album, Sweet Baby James, was a massive success, buoyed by the single "Fire and Rain", a song about his experience in an asylum and the suicide of his friend, Suzanne Schnerr. The success of this single and the album piqued interest in Taylor's first album, James Taylor, bringing the album and the single, "Carolina In My Mind", back into the charts. Warner Bros. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Sweet Baby James is singer-songwriter James Taylors second album. ... Fire and Rain was the breakout single released in February 1970 by singer-songwriter James Taylor. ...


Taylor worked with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys on a film, Two-Lane Blacktop, but this was unsuccessful at the time. 1971 saw the release of Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, another hit album. He won a Grammy Award for his version of Carole King's "You've Got a Friend". This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Two-Lane Blacktop is a 1971 road movie starring James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Laurie Bird, and Warren Oates. ... Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon is James Taylors third album. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Youve Got a Friend is a song from the early 1970s which marked the singer-songwriter movement. ...


In 1972, Taylor returned with One Man Dog and married fellow singer-songwriter Carly Simon on November 3. His next album, 1974's Walking Man, was a disappointment but the following one, Gorilla, was a success partially because of a successful single cover version of Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)". This was followed by In the Pocket in 1976 and then a greatest hits album that included some re-recordings of Apple Records-era material. It became a huge hit and remains Taylor's best selling album. One Man Dog is singer-songwriter James Taylors fourth album. ... Walking Man is singer-songwriter James Taylors fifth album. ... Gorilla is singer-songwriter James Taylors sixth album. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... In the Pocket is singer-songwriter James Taylors seventh album. ... Greatest Hits is singer-songwriter James Taylors eighth album, and the best-selling album of his career. ...


Taylor signed with Columbia Records and released JT in 1977 winning another Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his cover version of "Handy Man". The jazzy song "Traffic Jam" from the album has since become a favorite theme of rush-hour radio traffic reports. Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... JT is singer-songwriter James Taylors ninth album. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Handy Man is a rock n roll song co-written by singer Jimmy Jones and songwriter Otis Blackwell. ...


After collaborating with Art Garfunkel and briefly working on Broadway, Taylor took a two-year break, reappearing in 1979 with another successful album, Flag, that featured a Top 40 cover of Gerry Goffin and Carole King's "Up On The Roof." Taylor also performed at the No Nukes concert in Madison Square Garden and appeared on the album and film from the concert. Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980) Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American white gollywog and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Flag is singer-songwriter James Taylors tenth album. ... Gerry Goffin (born February 11, 1939) is an American lyricist. ... Musicians United for Safe Energy was a group founded in 1979 by Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall of Orleans. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ...


1980s and 1990s

In the early 1980s Taylor's career was again beset by drug problems. Additionally, Taylor's wife, Carly Simon, was unhappy with his extended absences due to touring. After an ultimatum from her that he spend more time with their children, Ben and Sally, and Taylor's response with the 1981 album Dad Loves His Work, he and Simon divorced in 1983. Dad Loves His Work is singer-songwriter James Taylors eleventh album. ...


He was quoted in various interviews that he was thinking of retiring after fulfilling his last contractual obligation, the Rock In Rio in 1985. However, he was surprised by the reception of the audience on Saturday, January 12 (there were 250,000 people, the biggest attendance of the 10-day festival), when he performed right before George Benson. Two days later, they were scheduled to perform in the same order, but since Taylor's extended performance had caused a huge delay to Benson's back on Saturday, Benson proposed that they switch the order. Taylor ended up the headliner in this second performance. Buoyed by the audience's reception, he decided to take back his life and his career. (16 years later, on January 12, 2001, he played the very same site, at the opening night of the third Rock in Rio, whose organizer, Roberto Medina, described Taylor to the Brazilian press then as "his good luck charm"). Queen at Rock in Rio (1985) Rock in Rio was the biggest rock festival held in Brazil and also in Portugal. ... This is an article about George Benson, Jazz musician. ...


The song "Only a Dream in Rio" was written in tribute to that night, with verses like "I was there that very day and my heart came back alive". The album, That's Why I'm Here, from which that song came, started a series of studio recordings that, while spaced further apart than his previous records, showed a more consistent level of quality and fewer covers. Thats Why Im Here is singer-songwriter James Taylors twelfth album. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ...


In 1985, Taylor married his second wife, actress Kathryn Walker, who helped him through recovery of his substance addictions. According to Taylor, he remains clean and sober to this day.


In 1988 he released Never Die Young. He began touring regularly and was especially popular on the American amphitheatre oldies circuit. His concerts, which continue to this day, feature songs from throughout his career and are marked by the musicianship of his band and backup singers. The 1993 two-disc (LIVE) album, captures this well with a highlight being Arnold McCuller's descants in the codas of "Shower the People" and "I Will Follow". Never Die Young is singer-songwriter James Taylors thirteenth album. ... (LIVE) is singer-songwriter James Taylors fifteenth album, and first live album. ... Arnold McCuller is an African American singer from Cleveland, Ohio. ... Descant or discant can refer to different things in music; A form of medieval music where one person sang a fixed melody, and others accompanied with improvisations. ... Coda sign Coda (Italian for tail; from the Latin cauda), in music, is a passage which brings a movement or a separate piece to a conclusion through prolongation. ...


Taylor's two albums of original material from the 1990s were notably successful. His thirteenth album, New Moon Shine, went platinum in 1991 and he won the Grammy for Best Pop Album in 1998 for Hourglass. New Moon Shine is singer-songwriter James Taylors fourteenth album. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album was awarded in 1968 and since 1995. ... Hourglass is singer-songwriter James Taylors seventeenth album. ...


2000s

In 2001 Taylor wed for the third time, marrying Caroline ("Kim") Smedvig. Part of their relationship was worked into the album October Road, on the song "On the 4th of July". The couple has twin boys, Rufus and Henry, born in 2001 to a surrogate mother via in vitro fertilization. October Road is singer-songwriter James Taylors nineteenth album. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into surrogacy. ... In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a technique in which egg cells are fertilized outside the mothers body in cases where conception is difficult or impossible through normal intercourse. ...


Flanked by two greatest hit releases, October Road appeared in 2002 to a receptive audience. It featured a number of quiet instrumental accompaniments and passages. The album appeared in two versions, a single-disc version and a "limited edition" two-disc version which contained three extra songs including a duet with Mark Knopfler, "Sailing to Philadelphia", which also appeared on Knopfler's Sailing to Philadelphia album. Also in 2002, Taylor teamed with bluegrass musician Alison Krauss in singing "The Boxer" at the Kennedy Center Honors Tribute to Paul Simon. They later recorded the Louvin Brothers duet, "How's the World Treating You?" Dr. Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Sailing to Philadelphia is an album by Mark Knopfler (former frontman of Dire Straits) released in 2000. ... Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971 in Decatur, Illinois)[1] is an American bluegrass/country singer and fiddle player. ... For the 1997 film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, see The Boxer (film). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... The Louvin Brothers were Charlie and Ira Louvin, an American duo best-known as the popularizers of close harmony, a kind of country music. ...


In 2004, after his Columbia/Sony record contract was not renewed, he released James Taylor: A Christmas Album with distribution through Hallmark Cards. Hallmark Cards, a privately owned American company based in Kansas City, Missouri, is the largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States. ...


Always visibly active in environmental and progressive causes, in October 2004 Taylor joined the "Vote for Change" tour playing a series of concerts in American swing states. These concerts were organized by MoveOn.org with the goal of mobilizing people to vote for John Kerry and against George W. Bush in that year's Presidential campaign. Taylor's appearances were joint performances with the Dixie Chicks. Political ecology is an umbrella term for a variety of projects that involve politics and the environment. ... Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of international social and political philosophies. ... Concept Vote for Change was a politically motivated American popular music concert tour that took place in October 2004. ... In United States presidential politics, a swing state (also, battleground state) is a state in which no candidate has overwhelming support, meaning that any of the major candidates have a reasonable chance of winning the states electoral college votes. ... A group of MoveOn volunteers helped the get-out-the-vote drive in Cincinnati in the run-up to the 2004 U.S. presidential election. ... Al Gore (born December 11, 1943) is a Vietnam Veteran and the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Dixie Chicks are a thirteen-time Grammy Award-winning female country music/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ...


In December 2004, Taylor appeared as himself in an episode of The West Wing entitled "A Change Is Gonna Come". He sang Sam Cooke's classic "A Change Is Gonna Come" at an event honoring an artist played by Taylor's wife Caroline. Taylor's rendition was then released over the Internet. The West Wing is an American television serial drama created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast from 1999 to 2006. ... A Change Is Gonna Come is episode 117 of The West Wing. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A Change Is Gonna Come is a 1965 single by R&B singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, written and first recorded in 1963 and released under the RCA Victor label a month after his late 1964 death. ...


In 2006, Taylor performed Randy Newman's song "Our Town" for the Disney animated film Cars. The song was nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for the best Original Song. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Cars is an Academy Award, BAFTA, and Saturn -nominated, Golden Globe-winning animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios, presented by Walt Disney Pictures, and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


On January 1, 2007, Taylor headlined the inaugural concert at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York, honoring newly sworn in Governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... The Times Union Center is an indoor arena located in Albany, New York, with a maximum seating capacity of 17,500 for sporting events. ... Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Albany Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686 Government  - Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Area  - City  21. ... This is a list of the Governors of New York. ... Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American lawyer, politician and the current Governor of New York. ...


During April 2007, Taylor began a UK tour.


Awards and recognition

Grammy Awards

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Other recognition

  • Honorary doctorate of music from the Berklee College of Music, Boston, 1995
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2000
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, 2000
  • The Chapel Hill Museum in Chapel Hill North Carolina opened a permanent exhibit dedicated to Taylor on April 26, 2003. At the same occasion the highway bridge over Morgan Creek, near the site of the Taylor family home and mentioned in Taylor's song "Copperline", was dedicated to Taylor.
  • George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement UCLA Spring Sing, in 2004.[1]
  • Ranked 84th in Rolling Stone's list of "The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time" in 2004.[2]
  • In 2006, Taylor was named the number one "wussiest" rock act ever by Blender magazine.[3]

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Discography

James Taylor is singer-songwriter James Taylors debut album. ... Sweet Baby James is singer-songwriter James Taylors second album. ... James Taylor and the Original Flying Machine is an album by American singer/songwriter James Taylor, released in 1971. ... Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon is James Taylors third album. ... One Man Dog is singer-songwriter James Taylors fourth album. ... Walking Man is singer-songwriter James Taylors fifth album. ... Gorilla is singer-songwriter James Taylors sixth album. ... In the Pocket is singer-songwriter James Taylors seventh album. ... Greatest Hits is singer-songwriter James Taylors eighth album, and the best-selling album of his career. ... JT is singer-songwriter James Taylors ninth album. ... Flag is singer-songwriter James Taylors tenth album. ... Dad Loves His Work is singer-songwriter James Taylors eleventh album. ... Thats Why Im Here is singer-songwriter James Taylors twelfth album. ... Never Die Young is singer-songwriter James Taylors thirteenth album. ... New Moon Shine is singer-songwriter James Taylors fourteenth album. ... (LIVE) is singer-songwriter James Taylors fifteenth album, and first live album. ... (Best LIVE) is singer-songwriter James Taylors sixteenth album, and is a single-album version of highlights of his 1993 (LIVE) double album. ... Hourglass is singer-songwriter James Taylors seventeenth album. ... Greatest Hits Volume 2 is singer-songwriter James Taylors eighteenth album, released in 2000, 14 years after his first Greatest Hits album. ... October Road is singer-songwriter James Taylors nineteenth album. ... The compilation album The Best of James Taylor is singer-songwriter James Taylors twentieth album, released in 2003. ... James Taylor at Christmas is a Christmas album by singer/songwriter James Taylor, issued by Columbia Records in 2006. ...

Videography

  • James Taylor: In Concert (1982) — CBS/FOX laser disc of a 1979 concert in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • Squibnocket (1993) — Tour rehearsals on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
  • Live at the Beacon Theatre (1998) — Recording of a show in New York City
  • Pull Over (2002) — Recording of a 2001 show in Chicago, Illinois
  • James Taylor: A MusiCares Person Of The Year Tribute (2006) — DVD of Taylor and celebrity guests released by Rhino Entertainment

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Trivia

  • He provided a guest voice to The Simpsons episode "Deep Space Homer" where he played some of his songs to Homer, Buzz Aldrin, and another astronaut when they were in space.
  • In The Simpsons episode "Three Gays of the Condo" James Taylor's face is pictured on the missing jigsaw puzzle piece.
  • His persona made an appearance in the South Park episode, "Fat Camp", where he sings "The Prostitute Song" (a song with a tune similar to Taylor's "Your Smiling Face") with Chef.
  • He often played with Italian rock band Elio e le Storie Tese when touring in Italy

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References

  1. ^ Calendar & Events: Spring Sing: Gershwin Award. UCLA.
  2. ^ The Immortals: The First Fifty. Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone.
  3. ^ Taylor is top 'wuss', USA Today, Jul. 11, 2006; see also Blender's 25 Biggest Wusses ... Ever — No. 1: James Taylor

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Further reading

  • White, Timothy, James Taylor: Long Ago and Far Away, Omnibus Press, 2002, ISBN 0-7119-9193-6.
  • Risberg, Joel, The James Taylor Encyclopedia, GeekTV Press, 2005, ISBN 1-4116-3477-2.

See also

Fire and Rain was the breakout single released in February 1970 by singer-songwriter James Taylor. ...

External links


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James Taylor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1658 words)
James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Simon was unhappy with Taylor's extended absences due to touring; he rejected an ultimatum from her that he spend more time with his children and they eventually divorced in 1983.
The woman underwent in-vitro fertilization to conceive, and the Taylors are the biological parents.
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The James Taylor Quartet are a British four-piece jazz funk band who have become renowned for their live performances.
The core line-up is James Taylor (Hammond organ), David Taylor (guitar), Gary Crockett (bass) and Neil Robinson (drums) though recordings and live performances often feature a vocalist and horn section.
The James Taylor Quartet's first single, "Blow-Up" (a funked up version of Herbie Hancock's main theme from the seminal 60s film of the same name), was released in 1985 on the Re Elect The President label, which would later become the Acid Jazz label.
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