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James Taylor

American singer-songwriter and guitarist

James Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer and 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 and attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention in support of President Obama's re-election.[2] Taylor even performed during Obama's second inauguration.

James Taylor
Taylor in April 2011
Background information
Birth nameJames Vernon Taylor
Born (1948-03-12) March 12, 1948 (age 71)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
OriginChapel Hill, North Carolina
GenresFolk rock, rock, pop, soft rock, country
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica[1]
Years active1966–present
LabelsApple, Capitol, EMI, Warner Bros., Columbia, SME, Hear Music
Associated actsCarole King, Carly Simon, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Joni Mitchell, J.D. Souther, Stevie Wonder, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, Don Henley


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