Personalities | James Taylor | Seventies | Rock

(Guitar, singer-songwriter, b. 1948)

Discovered by The Beatles’ Apple label, for whom he recorded his first album in 1968, Taylor moved back to America to seek a cure for heroin addiction. He signed to Warner Bros and unleashed the three-million-selling Sweet Baby James in 1970, featuring the No. 3 single ‘Fire And Rain’. Although his early work typified the sensitive early 1970s singer-songwriter, 1977’s JT displayed a more upbeat approach. His 1976 Greatest Hits collection was certified diamond for 10 million sales.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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