Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Birthday JT!

Yup, today is James Taylor's birthday! He turns 62 today, and he's still going strong. This man is truly the nicest guy in show business; everybody loves him, and he certainly seems to return the feeling.

Anyhow, here are some videos to help you join in the celebration!

First off, the song that put JT on the musical map, "Fire and Rain":

Then comes my personal favorite JT song, "Shower the People", sung live here with an excellent band and group of singers at the Beacon Theatre in New York in 1998:

And last but not least, from a 2006 PBS tribute to JT, here's Carole King singing the song that she wrote but JT made famous, "You've Got a Friend", with JT joining in halfway through:

Happy Birthday, JT, and we hope to hear you sing for many more.


  1. I remember when he had hair!

    I saw JT back in the 80s with The Section, the band with Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, and a couple of other studio hotshots of the day. Awesome, memorable show.

    A few years back, he gave a fine first set, but then brought the excessive backup singers and horns for the second set, which was awfully MOR. The best thing about the show was how good he sounded: I swear that his voice hasn't changed one bit in forty years.

  2. He's touring here this month I think with Carole King .. still going strong!