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James Taylor
Taylor in April 2011
Background information
Birth nameJames Vernon Taylor
BornMarch 12, 1948 (1948-03-12) (age 72)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
OriginChapel Hill, North Carolina
GenresFolk rock, rock, pop, soft rock, country
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica[1]
Years active1966–present
LabelsApple, Capitol, EMI, Warner Bros., Columbia, SME, Hear Music
Associated actsCarole King, Carly Simon, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Joni Mitchell, J.D. Souther, Stevie Wonder, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, Don Henley

James Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter. He is popular for his songs "Fire and Rain", "You've Got a Friend", and "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)". Taylor is a Democrat and attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention in support of President Obama's re-election.[2] Taylor even performed during Obama's second inauguration.