Armed with just his guitar and his iconic voice, this five-time Grammy Award-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has mesmerised fans across the world with his heart-warming cover of 'You've Got a Friend'. Nearly 50 years on from his first forays into the industry, the performer continues to pack a punch in the music world, evidenced in his numerous accolades and the big name artists who have paid tribute to his talent.
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James Taylor Biography - Finding a Friend in Music
Born to a mother who trained with legendary opera singer Marie Sundelius, it was a natural progression for the young Taylor to find his way into the world of music. His initial classical training on the cello as a child bore a great influence on his style and when he finally picked up the guitar, he combined elements of hymns and carols with his classical inclinations to create a unique finger-picking style.
After suffering from depression he moved to New York to pursue a career in music. Initially playing with The Flying Machine, he decided to try going solo and once again was faced with his demons. Bouncing back, he moved to California and, following a collaboration with Carole King, reached No.3 in the Billboard charts with sophomore album Sweet Baby James. His appeal resonated with female fans who saw in his brooding persona a real-life Heathcliff. His greatest success came in the form of King cover 'You've Got a Friend', which took the top spot on the Billboard charts thanks to his emotionally raw performance of the song.
Now one of the most successful songwriters, his appeal continues to be far-reaching, having received numerous accolades from the US, France, UK and beyond. Catch the admired artist with your own eyes by purchasing James Taylor tickets on StubHub.
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