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James Taylor

Singer-songwriter / Musician / Writer / Guitarist | * 03/12/1948 (73) | Boston, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA))
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-La..."> ()
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National Medal of Arts Musicares Person of The Year Presidential Medal of Freedom Kennedy Center Honors North Carolina Award for Fine Arts

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Full Name: James Vernon Taylor
Born: Friday, 03/12 1948 (March) in Boston, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 73 years + 141 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Milton Academy
Record Label: Warner Bros. Records, Apple Records, Capitol Records, Columbia Records, EMI, Warner Music Group, Sony
Spouses (current/former): Kathryn Walker, Carly Simon, Caroline "Kim" Smedvig
Children: Sally Taylor, Ben Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Henry Taylor
Siblings: Alex Taylor, Kate Taylor, Livingston Taylor
Father: Isaac M. Taylor
Mother: Gertrude Arline Woodard
Influenced by/Role models: Woody Guthrie
Other names for James Taylor (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"James Vernon Taylor"
James Taylor frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (32x, Actor)
Bill Hader (25x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (20x, Actress)
Maya Rudolph (15x, Actress)
Will Forte (15x, Actor)
Tom Hanks (11x, Actor)
Martin Short (11x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (10x, Actor)
Scarlett Johansson (10x, Actress)
Jimmy Fallon (10x, Actor)
Conan O'Brien (10x, Actor)
Monte Hellman (5x, Crew)

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WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:156418, Added: 07/05/2018, Last updated: 07/28/2021