Aerosmith, Boston, James Taylor To Play Boston Bombing Benefit Show
... Aerosmith, Boston and James Taylor
lead a lineup of prominent Boston musicians and other acts that are teaming up for a benefit concert for the victims of the Boston Marathon terrorist bombings. The benefit concert, "Boston Strong: An Evening Of Support And Celebration," is set to take place on May 30th at the TD Garden in Boston. The lineup will also feature Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, Dane Cook, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, New Kids on the James Taylor
says that the event "is destined to be a true Boston landmark. From the promoters to the sound & lights, to the performers and the Garden staff; everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there and to do what we can for the city we love. I am honored to be a part of it, and...I can't wait". Aerosmith Tour Dates/Tickets Aerosmith CDs, DVDs and MP3s Aerosmith T-shirts and Posters Aerosmith CDs, vinyl and rarities . ...end .News Reports Aerosmith, Boston, James Taylor
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Aerosmith, James Taylor, Jason Aldean on for Boston Marathon benefit concert
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and Jimmy Buffett are among the scheduled performers for a Boston Marathon benefit concert on May 30. The show, at the TD Garden, will benefit One Fund -- the collection of donations that will be distributed to the survivors of the April 15 bombings and the families of those killed in the attack. Other confirmed acts include Jason Aldean, Boston, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King and New Kids on the Block. Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block said that like other native Bostonians, he and his bandmates are honored to do their part. Comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright also are included in the lineup. Tickets range from $35 to $285. They go on sale Monday. Copyright (2013) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Aerosmith, James Taylor
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Boston Marathon Benefit Concert: Aerosmith, New Kids On The Block, James Taylor & More To Perform
... Some of Boston's biggest musicians are banding together to perform a benefit concert for victims of the April 15 marathon bombing, including Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block, James Taylor
and, of course, Boston. Other performers include Jimmy Buffett, Jason Aldean, Carole King and The J. Geils Band. The show is at TD Garden on May 30 and will raise money for One Fund, which goes to survivors of the April 15 attack and to families of those killed. Just days after the bombing, Boston Celtic punk act Dropkick Murphys raised roughly $100,000 for the victims by selling "For Boston" shirts. [Associated Press via Washington Post] Boston Marathon Benefit Concert: Aerosmith, New Kids On The Block, 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.
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."
Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.
JJ Burnel of The Stranglers
JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.
Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.