James Taylor is considered one of the greatest music artists of all time and has released more than 20 albums and 30 million records.
James Taylor was born in 1948, in Boston, MA, but grew up near Chapel Hill, NC. Taylor began his career after high school and formed several small groups buy they were short-lived and Taylor fell into drug addiction.
In a move to get away from drug addiction Taylor moved to London where he began his solo career. While there, he submitted a demo tape to The Beatles’ Apple Records label in pursuit of a solo career. He released his debut album, James Taylor, in 1969 to little success.
Taylor soon moved back to the U.S. and it was here his music career began to sky rocket. He released his second album, Sweet Baby James, that featured the hit single “Fire and Rain”. After an equally successful third album, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, Taylor released several more moderately successful efforts. In 1977 Taylor released his album, JT, which included the hit singles “Your Smiling Face” and “Handy Man.”
Taylor has won five Grammy Awards, including three separate wins for Best Pop Vocal Performance: Male.
In 2015, James Taylor released, Before This World, his first original album since the 2002.
Seeing James Taylor in concert is on the bucket-list of any music fan.