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After performing for several dates at New York City's Carnegie Hall earlier this year, James Taylor is traveling to cities all around the United States this summer. Taylor's tour runs until July 4, after which he will perform in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
James Taylor is regarded as one of the greatest music artists of all time, with his albums consistently receiving high marks by critics. Over a career lasting over 40 years, Taylor has released more than 20 albums and 30 million records.
James Taylor was born on March 12, 1948, in Boston, Massachusetts, but grew up in North Carolina. Taylor began his career after high school, joining multiple groups, including one with his brother Alex Taylor, and one that went by the name of "The Flying Machine." Both groups were short-lived and afterward Taylor fell into drug addiction.
Hoping to combat it, Taylor went in pursuit of a solo career, crossing the Atlantic and travelling to London. While there, he submitted a demo tape to The Beatles' Apple Records label in pursuit of a solo career. Soon afterward, he became the first non-British artist signed to the label. He released his debut album James Taylor in 1969. The album was not very successful so Taylor packed up and went back to the United States.
It was back in the States that Taylor got his big break. After signing with Warner Brothers Records, he released his second album, Sweet Baby James. Powered by the single "Fire and Rain," it thrust him into the spotlight. After an equally successful third album, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, Taylor released several more moderately successful efforts. Taylor struck gold again in 1977 with JT, which including the hit songs "Your Smiling Face" and "Handy Man." Although Taylor hit a few bumps in the mid-1980s and early 1990s, he came back strongly upon the release of Hourglass in 1997.
Taylor has won five Grammy Awards, including three separate wins for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male. Taylor has recorded and played in concert with many other artists, including Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Neil Young.