James Taylor

American singer and guitarist

James Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter. He is popular for his songs "Fire and Rain", "You've Got a Friend", and "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)". Taylor is a Democrat. He attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention in support of President Obama's re-election.[2] Taylor performed during Obama's second inauguration.

James Taylor
Taylor in April 2011
Taylor in April 2011
Background information
Birth nameJames Vernon Taylor
Born (1948-03-12) March 12, 1948 (age 76)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
OriginChapel Hill, North Carolina
GenresFolk rock, rock, pop, soft rock, country
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica[1]
Years active1966–present
LabelsApple, Capitol, EMI, Warner Bros., Columbia, SME, Hear Music


  1. "James Taylor Vinyl Records: Buy & Sell James Taylor CDs LPs Albums; Discography & Bio". Prex.com. 1948-03-12. Archived from the original on 2021-03-07. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
  2. Tran, Vivyan (September 7, 2012). "Celebrities spotted at the Democratic National Convention". Politico.