Knowledge Identifier: +James_Taylor
Born in 1969.
Countries: United States (72%), United Kingdom (8%), (7%)
Linked to: Boston Symphony Orchestra, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Apple Corps, Boston Pops Orchestra
Carly Simon - From 1972 to 1979, Simon sang backup vocals on the following James Taylor songs and albums : "One Man Parade" from 1972's "One Man Dog", "Rock 'n' Roll Is Music Now", "Let It All Fall Down", "Me and My Guitar", "Daddy's Baby" and "Ain't No Song" from 1974's "Walking Man", "How Sweet It Is" from 1975's "Gorilla", "Shower the People", "A Junkie's Lament", "Slow Burning Love" and "Family Man" from 1976's "In the Pocket", and "B.S.U.R.[GU
Carly Simon - Later in 1973, the follow-up single, "The Right Thing to Do", was another sizable hit, reaching No. 4 Adult Contemporary and No. 17 Pop. That same year Simon performed on Lee Clayton's album "Lee Clayton" and co-sang on the song "New York Suite 409" and on Livingston Taylor's album "Over the Rainbow" and sang with both Livingston and his famous brother, James Taylor on the songs "Loving Be My New Horizon" and "Pretty Woman"
His 1976 "Greatest Hits" album was certified Diamond and has sold 12 million US copies
Rob Mounsey - In 1976, he moved to New York to become a noted studio musician, arranger and producer for a wide range of well-known artists, including Rihanna, Aaron Neville, Michael Franks, Carly Simon, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Diana Ross, Donald Fagen, Brian Wilson, Aztec Camera and countless others
Carly Simon - Also in 1978, Simon and James Taylor sang backing vocals on two songs for Taylor's sister Kate's album "Kate Taylor": "Happy Birthday Sweet Darling" and "Jason & Ida"
In March 1981, James Taylor released the album "Dad Loves His Work", whose themes concerned his relationship with his father, the course his ancestors had taken, and the effect he and Simon had had on each other
Taylor had thoughts of retiring by the time he played the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro in January 1985
The 1993 two-disc "Live" album captures this, with a highlight being Arnold McCuller's descants in the codas of "Shower the People" and "I Will Follow"
In 1995, Taylor performed the role of the Lord in Randy Newman's Faust
Carly Simon - On August 30, 1995, Simon made a rare joint appearance with her ex-husband, James Taylor, for a concert on Martha's Vineyard
Steve Winwood - In 1997, Winwood released a new album, "Junction Seven", toured the US and sang with James Taylor at the VH-1 Honors
Carly Simon - In the June 20, 2004, issue of Askmen.com, Simon said that she no longer speaks to her ex-husband, James Taylor
In 2006, Taylor performed Randy Newman's song "Our Town" for the Disney animated film "Cars"
Meanwhile, in summer 2008, Taylor and this band toured 34 North American cities with a tour entitled James Taylor and His Band of Legends
Carole King - In 2010, King and James Taylor staged their Troubadour Reunion Tour together, recalling the first time they played at The Troubadour, West Hollywood in 1970
Carole King - King herself doubted she would ever write another song and said that her 2010 Troubadour Reunion Tour with James Taylor was most likely the last tour of her life, saying that it "was a good way to go out
On September 11, 2011, Taylor performed 'You Can Close Your Eyes' in New York City at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
He has been active in support of Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign, and opened the 2012 Democratic National Convention
Taylor Swift - In July 2012, James Taylor invited Swift to appear as a special guest during his Tanglewood set; they performed "Fire and Rain", "Love Story" and "Ours" together
On April 24, 2013, Taylor performed at the memorial service for slain MIT police officer Sean Collier who is believed to have been killed by the men responsible for the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings
Steve Gadd - Gadd toured in 2014 with James Taylor
Andrea Zonn - In 2014 Andrea Zonn traveled with James Taylor on tour in support of his 2-disc retrospective CD 'The Essential James Taylor'
He earned his first number one album in the US in 2015 with "Before This World", 45 years since his first release
Philippine Drug War - Taylor cancelled his 2016 concert in Manila as a protest to the extrajudicial killings of suspects in the Philippine Drug War
Charlie Puth - On March 25, 2018, Puth released the fourth single "Change" featuring James Taylor