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James Taylor Quotes (Author of James Taylor -- Complete, Vol 1)
James Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 12, He rose to fame in the s, when he became known for writing and performing sensitive, affecting songs. Over the course of a long-running career, Taylor has won five Grammy Awards and seen many of his albums go platinum. At the age of 3, he moved with his family to North Carolina, where he lived for the rest of his childhood though his well-off family usually spent summers on Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. Taylor's mother had studied singing; Taylor, like all of her children, was also musically inclined. Initially a cellist, he began to play the guitar when he was around 12 years old.
He struggles more in the Southwest, where he has to take care to keep his vocal cords from getting too dry. Those lines sound almost like the lyrics to a Taylor song. Time and nature come up time and again with him. Those themes - along with familial connections - have informed his music for 50 years now. And at 69, he's still reflective about what makes a song work.
But a few years ago, Taylor realized that he needed to make songwriting a top priority in his life if he was ever going to release another album of new songs. I was a pretty compromised father. Addiction is delayed development, so I may have been late in becoming an adult. Sitting in a luxury suite at Fenway Park before his beloved Boston Red Sox took on the New York Yankees one recent evening, Taylor walked us through 50 years of songwriting, going all the way back to getting signed to Apple Records by the Beatles in We had one of two rooms at the hotel that hadn't been destroyed in a fire, so it was pretty cheap.
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