- NAME: James Taylor
- OCCUPATION: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
- BIRTH DATE: March 12, 1948 (Age: 65)
- Did You Know?: Taylor starred in a movie, 1971's Two-Lane Blacktop, which also featured the Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Boston, Massachusetts
- Full Name: James Vernon Taylor
- AKA: James Taylor
- ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces
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Singer-songwriter James Taylor creates music that combines folk, rock and pop sensibilities. His hit songs include "Fire and Rain" and "Shower the People."
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Throughout his career, Taylor—who is proudly liberal—has offered his support to causes and people he believes in. He has given concerts for politicians such as George McGovern, Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren, and was a staunch opponent of Jesse Helms. Taylor has also appeared at numerous benefit concerts,
including one to raise funds for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
In 2000, Taylor was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He received a National Medal of the Arts in 2011 and was designated a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2012. Perhaps most important, Taylor continues to be esteemed as a songwriter and performer whose work speaks to people's inner emotional lives.
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