Happy Birthday to legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor, who turns 70 today (March 12th)!!! In 2016, Taylor, along with the Eagles, and Mavis Staples were among those saluted with the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor. 2015 saw James Taylor score his first ever Number One album with his most recent collection, Before This World. Taylor and Bonnie Raitt have will be on the road together throughout the spring and into the summer. In late July, James Taylor will close out the season with a pair of stadium gigs opening for the Eagles in Washington, D.C. and Philly.
James Taylor will forever be remembered for his string of classic hits, including “Fire And Rain,” “Sweet Baby James,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” “Up On The Roof,” “You Can Close Your Eyes,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” “Handy Man,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” “Mockingbird,” “Mexico,” “Shower The People” “Her Town Too,” “Your Smiling Face,” and “Carolina In My Mind,” among many more.
Taylor, along with former wife Carly Simon, was one of the driving forces behind the early-’70s singer-songwriter era and admits that’s he’s still comfortable writing about his life: “That’s the kind of work I do. I mean, sometimes, I’ve felt, y’know, that I wish I wasn’t so, uh, sort of personal or confessional. But that just seems to be the kind of stuff I write.”
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