five guys blogging on music from across the universe
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
JAMES TAYLOR WAS BORN IN 1948-IS AN AMERICAN SINGER ,GUITARIST AND SONGWRITER.HE WAS ALSO AN EX DRUG ADDICT. IN 1970 HE WENT TO U.K. AND SIGNED UP WITH THE BEATLES APPLE LABEL- A COLLABORATION MUCH HYPED BUT WAS A FLOP. HE RETURNED TO U.S. AND HAVE A HIT WITH "FIRE AND RAIN" FOLLOWED BY "YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND" WHICH WON HIM A GRAMMY AWARD IN 1971. BOTH THE B's SIDES OF THESE TWO SINGLES ARE VERY NICE SONGS TOO.
SIDE A-YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND(CAROLE KING)-won a Grammy award in 1971.
SIDE B-YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR EYES(JAMES TAYLOR)
SIDE A-FIRE AND RAIN(JAMES TAYLOR)-about his experiences in psychiatric institutions and the suicide of his friend's Suzanne Schnerr.