James Taylor

James Taylor



James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.[2] He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.[3]

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. 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.[4]

He is notable for his popular covers of other people's songs, such as "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" and the aforementioned "You've Got A Friend", as well as originals such as "Fire and Rain".



Carolina in My Mind
"Carolina in My Mind" is a song written and performed by singer-songwriter James Taylor, which first appeared on his 1968 self-titled debut album.
You've Got a Friend
"You've Got a Friend" is a 1971 song written by Carole King.
Remember the Titans
Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin.
Fire and Rain
"Fire and Rain" is a folk rock song written and performed by James Taylor.

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James Taylor helps raise $1.25 million for Good Shepherd
  –  October 30, 2017
Performer and songwriter James Taylor headlined the entertainment for the annual Signature Event this month at Good Shepherd's campus attended by roughly 500 guests. Taylor's performance was underwritten by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
James Taylor Sing Along In Arlington: Featured Local Event
  –  November 6, 2017
The event is a sing along event featuring the music of James Taylor and a 60-voice multi-generational choir. Family Folk Chorale concerts are perfect for families—lyrics are provided and all are encouraged to sing and dance. (Visit the Arlington Calendar ...
Vince Gill, Kesha to Play 2018 All for the Hall New York
  –  November 14, 2017
James Taylor, Carrie Underwood, Dwight Yoakam and many more. Ranked on a scale from 1 to 10, the trending score reflects the number of users reading a story in real time.
Jimmy Kimmel roasted
  –  November 14, 2017
Adam Sandler also came on as a surprise to present Jimmy with a Game of Thrones-inspired Iron Throne made out of party paraphernalia, George Clooney appeared in mock retrospective of Jimmy's life, and James Taylor was an unexpected musical guest.
Marc Riley
  –  November 14, 2017
Plus, more tracks by Josef K, James Taylor Quartet, the Faces and Deerhunter from the BBC archives. Visit us on Facebook Visit us on Pinterest Visit us on Twitter Visit us on Google+ Subscribe to our RSS feed
Martin Taylor & Alison Burns celebrate Fitzgerald’s music
  –  November 14, 2017
and mixes repertoire from The Great American Songbook with contemporary material from Stevie Wonder and James Taylor. At Saturday’s concert, Martin and Burns will celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald, who was born 100 years ago this year. Tickets for ...
Community News For The Windham Edition
  –  November 14, 2017
They were a mainstay of album radio, a favorite on the college circuit, and became one of the busiest touring groups in the US working with such acts as The Byrds, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, The Eagles, James Taylor, The J. Geils Band, Eddie Money ...
Kim Kardashian on How the Aftermath of Her Robbery Inspired Her New Crystal Gardenia Fragrance (Exclusive)
  –  November 14, 2017
The late night host turned 50 with a slew of celebrity guests and surprises. There was a performance by James Taylor, a Kimmel-centric version of “Mean Tweets,” and even some comedy stylings from Adam Sandler and Ray Romano. Jimmy Kimmel went over the ...
Watch James Taylor Surprise Jimmy Kimmel With “Sweet Baby James” On His 50th Birthday Show
  –  November 14, 2017
James Taylor guested on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night for the late night host’s 50th birthday celebration. Taylor’s appearance was a surprise, and he broke out his 1970 classic “Sweet Baby James,” performing it alongside a cellist and accordionist.
Ben Affleck and J.J. Abrams premiere star-studded trailer for fake superhero movie
  –  November 14, 2017
Besides the trailer, Ray Romano, Adam Sandler, and James Taylor stopped by to make cameos, and many other celebrities roasted Kimmel with a compilation of mean tweets. The Abrams-directed spoof centers around a series of comic book characters that the ...
The Epic Christmas Playlist
  –  November 14, 2017
And then, of course, there’s Wham, Mariah Carey (begrudgingly), James Taylor, Beach Boys and Bruce Springsteen. CHRISTMAS PAST: a hodge collection of leftover Christmas songs from my childhood that didn’t really belong on the other lists. Lots of ...
Jimmy Kimmel celebrates his 50th birthday with Ben Affleck and a special edition of Mean Tweets and more
  –  November 14, 2017
Later, Huey Lewis introduced the special musical guest, James Taylor, who performed, "Sweet Baby James." Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and More Act Out J.J. Abrams-Directed Comic Book Created by Young Jimmy
  –  November 14, 2017
The late night host turned 50 with a slew of celebrity guests and surprises. There was a performance by James Taylor, a Kimmel-centric version of “Mean Tweets,” and even some comedy stylings from Adam Sandler and Ray Romano. But perhaps the best gift ...
Kim Kardashian Reads Kanye West’s Tweet During Jimmy Kimmel-Themed Mean Tweets for Host’s Birthday
  –  November 14, 2017
Also during the special birthday episode, Adam Sandler, Huey Lewis, Ray Romano and James Taylor surprised Kimmel in-person while George Clooney, Matt Damon and Jennifer Aniston made appearances in various pre-taped sketches. Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Carole King, James Taylor and More to Celebrate Jane Fonda's 80th Birthday with GCAPP
  –  November 13, 2017
GCAPP (Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential) founded by the legendary Jane Fonda in 1995, will celebrate "Eight Decades of Jane" at an intimate fundraiser in celebration of Fonda's 80th birthday. Guests expected to attend include: Jane Fonda ...
Sure Apparel Will Still be Part of the Mall—Just a Much Smaller Part
  –  November 13, 2017
“Across the board, what we’re seeing increasingly is an opportunity to replace some of these anchors with more relevant uses to the center and to do that, of course, we’ve got to get the space back,” said James Taylor, CEO and president, Brixmor ...
  –  November 13, 2017
This year’s ceremonies celebrated Belmar alongside musicians such as Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jimmy Johnson, a bassist who worked extensively with James Taylor. Many of Belmar’s sponsors, including Ken Smith, Markbass, Gruvgear ...
Bears' Brian McCaskey on hearing loss: 'Technology has really saved me'
  –  November 13, 2017
After receiving a newer, improved set of hearing aids recently, McCaskey found himself home alone ordering Alexa from Amazon: “Play James Taylor.’’ “I sang my heart out in the kitchen for about two hours and while I appreciated it, I’m not sure ...
Marina Abramović's Latest Feat Involves Vanishing $2 Million in Donations and Giving Jay-Z a PowerPoint Presentation
  –  November 13, 2017
And while a much more nebulous concept seems much more in line with Abramović's recent work, Jay-Z's receipt may come back to haunt her—as well as those belonging to everyone from Steve Buscemi and James Taylor to brands like Adidas and even Kind Bars ...
James Taylor Surprises Jimmy Kimmel on His 50th Birthday
  –  November 13, 2017
Jimmy loves James Taylor and had no idea that he was going to be a guest on his 50th birthday show. James surprises him and sings 'Sweet Baby James' in his honor. ABC 4:14
Region sees progress in tackling homelessness, teen pregnancy, but challenges remain
  –  November 13, 2017
“If you’re driving a 20-year-old vehicle that has 175,000 miles on it to a low-wage job, it breaks down, and you can’t get to work, you need savings to bounce back from that,” said James Taylor, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater ...
Backtalk: Times readers sound off on Seahawks and Huskies
  –  November 13, 2017
Cupcake jokes aside, and with apologies to singer James Taylor, “How sweet it is, to beat up OU.” So I turned on FS1 to watch the Huskies play Stanford at 7:30 Friday night. I was greeted by a NASCAR truck race and the instruction that if I wanted to ...
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018: Peter Asher, Glen Campbell and Carol Kaye deserve induction
  –  November 12, 2017
But Asher also managed a pair of other Hall of Famers - Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor. He's produced more than 100 albums, for artists ranging from Bonnie Raitt to comedian Robin Williams to 10,000 Maniacs to Neil Diamond and more.
The Secret Genius Behind Pop Star Shawn Mendes
  –  November 11, 2017
What was your relationship with pop music growing up? Harris: Well, my mom listened to a lot of James Taylor, Paul Simon, and Bob Dylan. My dad was a jazz piano player, and there was always jazz playing in the house — Bill Evans, Brubeck, all the standards.
Jay-Z stands alone and surrounded at the Smoothie King Center
  –  November 11, 2017
The 3-D stage design focused attention on Jay-Z, not away from him. It was much, much more compelling than the elaborate yet flat video backdrops of either the recent James Taylor or U2 concerts. Jay-Z expressed his gratitude to his fans, urging them to ...
James Taylor Sing Along In Arlington: Featured Local Event
  –  November 6, 2017
ARLINGTON, MA — This week's featured Arlington calendar event comes courtesy of the Family Folk Chorale, which is hosting a concert Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. at Arlington Town Hall. It's called a concert for the whole community: In times like these ...
Great boost for young Rotherham motor racer James Taylor
  –  November 6, 2017
Rotherham’s James Taylor has won the biggest and one of the most sought-after prizes in UK motorsport; the 2018 Ginetta Junior Scholarship providing a fully-funded season in the 2018 Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship. The 15 year-old ...
James Taylor helps raise $1.25 million for Good Shepherd
  –  October 30, 2017
Officials at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Lake Barrington announced about $1.25 million was raised to help fund emergency department renovations. Performer and songwriter James Taylor headlined the entertainment for the annual Signature Event this ...


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