Happy Birthday to legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor, who turns 73 today (March 12th)!!! In 2020 Taylor released his latest album, titled American Standard. The covers collection features tunes culled from the “great American Songbook,” including, “My Blue Heaven,” “Ol’ Man River,” “Pennies From Heaven,” “The Nearness Of You,” and “God Bless The Child,” among others. With the new album hitting Number Four on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor became the first artist to earn a Top 10 album in each of the last six decades.
James Taylor will forever be remembered for his string of classic hits, including “Fire And Rain,” “Sweet Baby James,” “You've Got A Friend,” “Up On The Roof,” “You Can Close Your Eyes,” “Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” “Handy Man,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” “Mockingbird,” “Mexico,” “Shower The People” “Her Town Too,” “Your Smiling Face,” and “Carolina In My Mind,” among many more.
Taylor, along with former wife Carly Simon, was one of the driving forces behind the early-'70s singer-songwriter era and admits that's he's still comfortable writing about his life: “That's the kind of work I do. I mean, sometimes, I've felt, y'know, that I wish I wasn't so, uh, sort of personal or confessional. But that just seems to be the kind of stuff I write.”