James Taylor

Born 12 March 1948.

singer-songwriter and guitarist

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James Taylor is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame

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Biography

James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) 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 (including Hourglass, October Road and Covers).

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  1. Review of Covers

    Covers 2009

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    Taylor's singing and the accompaniment are top notch.
  2. Review of One Man Band

    One Man Band 2007

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    The return of the troubador in stripped back form...
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