The incredible musical career of James Taylor

The incredible musical career of James Taylor

Celebrate the life of James Taylor with this East Coast Gold feature in honour of his birthday.

James Taylor on East Coast Gold

The legendary James Taylor turns 74 this week. He was born on 12 March 1948.  Taylor has enjoyed a successful music career for over five decades.  

'You've Got A Friend' is one of the songs from the star which gained global success.  

Taylor was the first artist signed to Apple Records by The Beatles after impressing them.

READ: James Taylor at 72: His greatest hits 

Taylor records and produces his own albums. He has a studio in his own home. 

The star is a six-time Grammy Award winner with 29 albums to his name. 

One of the highlights of his career is that he became the first artist to earn a top 10 album in each of the last six decades on the Billboards charts. 

He's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

In 1972, he won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male, for ‘You've Got a Friend’. 

To celebrate his birthday, East Coast Gold will have a special feature where some of Taylor’s biggest hits will be played. Listen this Saturday at 9am, 12pm and 3pm.

READ: Happy Birthday, James Taylor 

The playlist includes: 

Something In The Way She Moves 

Sweet Baby James

Fire and Rain 

Your Smiling Face 

For loads of fantastic 60s, 70s, and 80s classics, listen to East Coast Gold via the ECR app or here. We’re also on platforms like Alexa (just enable the ‘East Coast Gold’ skill), MyTuner, Radio, Radioline, and OpenRadio.

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