James Taylor returns to touring in 2014
... Iconic singer/songwriter James Taylor
has big plans for 2014, with a couple East Coast shows, a run on the Queen Mary 2 and an extensive summertime U.K. trek. Taylor has committed to his annual July 3-4 shows at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. Then, nearly two months later, the legendary artist will climb aboard the England-bound Queen Mary 2 and tackle a couple of performances on the eight-day sail (8/27-9/4). Taylor's U.K. tour kicks off Sept. 5 in Plymouth, United Kingdom, and includes 12 stops across that country. James Taylor
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James Taylor To Cross The Pond Next Year
... (Classic Rock) James Taylor
will return to the UK for a ten-date tour starting next September, he's confirmed. The multi-award winning singer-songwriter's visit ends a three-year absence from the UK. He'll arrive aboard Cunard's flagship the Queen Mary 2 after playing a handful of shows during the eight-day cruise which sets sail on August 27, with his first show on land on September 5. Taylor's last studio album, his 16th, was 2008′s Covers, recorded with his touring band. He's spent much of this year working on a new studio outing. more on this story Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission. James Taylor
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Tickets for James Taylor's 2014 tour on sale tomorrow, 9am
... September The SSE Hydro Glasgow - 29 September Phones 4u Arena Manchester - 30 September Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff - 02 October Brighton Centre - 04 October Bournemouth International Centre- 05 October Royal Albert Hall London - 07 October Royal Albert Hall London - 08 October Tickets for James Taylor
's September / October tour go on sale tomorrow at 9am. For more information visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.CommentsMore newsLittle Mix tickets on sale tomorrow (6 December) at 10am Girlgroup embarking on biggest tour yetTickets for Robbie Williams 2014 UK tour on sale tomorrow, 9am Swing Both Ways singer embarks on 9 date UK legWatch: Benedict Cumberbatch's dramatic reading of R.Kelly's 'Genius' Prepare yourselves...Wild Flag announce split, claiming 'band has run its course' Sleater-Kinney spin-off call it quitsMore newsArtist A-Z # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Tickets for James Taylor
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James Taylor (March 12, 1948)
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He played the part of God in the opera Faust, by Randy Newman. Newman played the devil, and Don Henley played the title character. (thanks, Jeff - Haltom City, TX)
He and his third wife have twin boys born in 2001 from a surrogate mother. (thanks, jessa - Brampton, ON, Canada)
His mother is Classical Soprano star Gertrude Woodard and his father is Doctor Isaac Taylor. He has 3 brothers: his older brother Alex (Born in 1947, Died in 1993) and his younger brothers Livingston and Hugh, and he has a sister Kate. All of his siblings are musicians just like him and all have recorded an album. In addition to the twins, he also has 2 children: a daughter named Sally and a son named Ben, both of whom are also musicians. (thanks, Annabelle - Eugene, OR)
James Vernon Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His family moved to Chappel Hill, North Carolina in 1951. James' older brother, Alex Taylor has a son named James Richmond Taylor. Alex sadly lost his life on March 12, 1993, James' 45th birthday. (thanks, Annabelle - Eugene, OR)
Taylor's producer through much of the 1970s was Peter Asher, formerly part of the 1960's English duo Peter And Gordon. Asher "discovered" Taylor while Taylor was living in London and Asher was working for the Beatles' Apple record company. Asher moved to the US to produce Taylor and later, Linda Ronstadt. (thanks, Ken - Louisville, KY)
He married Carly Simon
in 1972. Their marriage lasted 11 years. In 1985, he remarried to Kathryn Walker.
He and his family spent their summers on Martha's Vineyard, which is where he met Danny "Kooch" Kotchmar, and the two began playing music together.
As a child, he studied cello, but in 1960, he started teaching himself how to play guitar. Three years later, he headed back to New England to attend prep school at the Milton Academy in Massachusetts. When he was 16, he formed a band with his brother Alex and quit the Milton Academy. He also moved to New York and began experiencing severe depression. He checked himself into a Massachusetts hospital, where he was treated for depression and began writing more intensely.
In an attempt to kick what had become a heroin addiction, he moved in 1968 to London, where he got a record deal with The Beatles' Apple Records and recorded his first album. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 4)
is a big fan, and named his first child Taylor in honor of James.
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