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James Taylor

American singer-songwriter and guitarist

James Taylor

American singer-songwriter and guitarist
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birthday
12th
March, 1948
Birth Place
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A six-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the No. 3 single “Fire and Rain” and had his first No. 1 hit in 1971 with his recording of “You’ve Got a Friend”, written by Carole King in the same year. 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. Every album that he released from 1977 to 2007 sold over 1 million copies. He enjoyed a resurgence in chart performance during the late 1990s and 2000s, when he recorded some of his most-awarded work (including Hourglass, October Road, and Covers). He achieved his first number-one album in the US in 2015 with his recording Before This World.
Taylor is known for his covers, such as “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” and “Handy Man”, as well as originals such as “Sweet Baby James”. He is also known for his leading role in Monte Hellman’s 1971 film Two-Lane Blacktop.

instruments played
Guitar
Harmonica
keyboards
Vocals
Alma Mater

Arlington School

Associated Acts

Carole King Carly Simon Peter Asher Joni Mitchell Paul McCartney Stevie Ray Vaughan Dr. John B.B. King Eric Clapton Buddy Guy Robert Cray Paul Simon Albert Collins Crosby & Nash

Children

4; including Sally and Ben Taylor

Genres

Folk rock rock pop soft rock blues Christmas music country folk

Occupation

Singer-songwriter guitarist

Relatives

Alex Taylor (brother) Kate Taylor (sister) Livingston Taylor (brother)

Spouses

Carly Simon (m. 1972; div. 1983) Kathryn Walker (m. 1985; div. 1995) Caroline "Kim" Smedvig (m. 2001)

Website
Years Active

1966 present

Name

James Taylor

Nationality

United States of America

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