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Taylor, (Vernon) James

(1948–  ) folk/ballad singer, songwriter; born in Boston, Mass. Brother of pop-folk musicians, Alex, Kate and Livingston Taylor, as a teenager he turned to the guitar and played with brother Alex's band. In 1965 he committed himself to a psychiatric hospital for ten months. He went to New York City and played with a folk-rock group, the Flying Machine. He first gained wide popularity with his album Sweet Baby James (1970) and went on to record several successful singles and albums, often singing others' songs and often with other well-known singers. In 1972 he and singer-songwriter Carly Simon were married (later divorced). His music mixed folk, rock, and blues and is known for its easygoing rhythms and crooning style of singing; his own lyrics were often in the confessional vein.
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Following the split, James recorded some demos with brother David on guitar, the bass player from The Prisoners, along with a new drummer - and thus The James Taylor Quartet was born.
It's comfortable, like a favourite blanket, and it's what James Taylor does best.
Inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2000, James Taylor is a five-time Grammy Award winner, with a host of hit records, beloved songs and a coveted RIAA Diamond Award to his credit.
Newly announced presenters include GRAMMY nominee Destiny's Child, R&B newcomer Chris Brown, Golden Globe(R)-winning actress Teri Hatcher ("Desperate Housewives"), Golden Globe(R)-winning actress Jenna Elfman ("Courting Alex"), and the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year(SM) James Taylor.
The winning Cardiff A men''s team, left to right: Andy Pearson, James Taylor, James Harrington and Nick Lee
BOSTON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets-for-Charity(R) kicks off its national launch with some of the biggest names in entertainment and high-demand seats to an exciting summer tour line-up of fan favorites, including: Elton John & Billy Joel, James Taylor, Brad Paisley, Coldplay, Carlos Santana, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Creed, Diana Krall, the Allman Brothers Band, Dane Cook, REO Speedwagon, Styx and Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Now, as James Taylor marks his 62nd birthday, the lyrics of his 1970 smash hit single Sweet Baby James appear to have become a reality.
James Taylor clearly loves playing the city and his fans will always welcome back this much-lived, much-travelled 55-year-old legend.
A week ago when Lord Reed sat in the High Court and passed sentence on baby rapist James Taylor, he decided five years was the most appropriate sentence.
If Ronnie's is the inspiration for The Fast Show's Jazz Club then the James Taylor Quartet are the best people to prove the comics wrong.