James Taylor

Soft rock, Musical Artist

1948 –

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Who is James Taylor?

James Vernon Taylor 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 he recorded some of his best-selling and most-awarded work.

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Born
Mar 12, 1948
Boston
Also known as
  • James Vernon Taylor
  • JT
  • Stringbean
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Agnosticism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Milton Academy
Lived in
  • Carrboro
    (1951 - 1961)
  • Chapel Hill

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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