James Taylor is a legend, not many people will argue with that. Since he first shot to stardom way back in the year 1970, he has come out with music that has transcended generations. Taylor knows how it is done and he has shown that over the course of an illustrious career. His latest road trip offers music fans a chance to buy James Taylor tickets and catch him perform live. Fans, get ready to enter Taylors world as he takes you on an unforgettable ride through his career.
In 1960s, James Taylor made the move to New York to form his own band, The Flying Machine. The band played for a little while but without too much success so it was disbanded. In 1967, he decided to re-locate to London and recorded a few demos that made their way to Apple Records, a label started by none other than The Beatles. Paul McCartney was highly impressed by Taylors work and he was signed.
That was the kind of break Taylor had been looking for. And although his debut album didnt do too well on the commercial front but got quite a lot of positive reviews from Allmusic and Rolling Stone. That was the start of a career that was about to take off in spectacular style.
Taylor recorded Sweet Baby James, after coming back to the US. The album became an instant rage. It contained the track Fire and Rain which went as high as third spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Sweet Baby James earned a Grammy nomination and sold in excess of a whopping three million copies.
James Taylor then came out with his next album, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon next year in 1971. The song Youve Got a Friend went to the top of the charts to become Taylors first number one hit. The track also brought his way his first Grammy. These two albums put him under the spotlight and turned Taylor into one of the most famous names of that era.
Taylor released two gold albums Gorilla and In the Pocket during 1970s and then came out with Greatest Hits that turned out to be an incredible hit. It was certified eleven times platinum in the United States and Diamond worldwide. 1977 saw the release of JT that totaled over three million in sales to go triple platinum.
James Taylor marked the arrival of the next decade by releasing Dad Loves His Work, another platinum album. Never Die Young and New Moon Shine hit music stores in 1988 and 1991 respectively. Both albums went platinum. After a gap of six years, Taylor released Hourglass which was another big success that won Taylor one more Grammy, his first since JT.
Taylor followed that up by releasing October Road in the year 2002 which was sandwiched between two greatest hits compilations. The album was certified platinum. His last album to come out was Covers in 2008 and it followed the trend to get a lot of great reviews and two Grammy nominations as well.
James Taylors summer tour will be one for the ages. It will showcase what has kept him at the top for over four decades now. And we all know that to do that in an industry as tough as music, you really need to have something special.