Happy birthday to James Taylor, who turns 69 on March 12, The legendary singer-songwriter is keeping busy. He'll kick off a U.S. tour on. James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, ) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. James was the second of five children, the others being Alex (–), Kate (born ), Livingston (born ), and Hugh (born ). Carly Simon · Ben Taylor · James Taylor discography · Alex Taylor. Biography. James Taylor's music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. He is a master at describing specific, even. On November 28—30,Taylor, accompanied by his original band and Carole King, headlined a series of six shows at the Troubadour. Taylor would later say of this New York period, "I learned a lot about music and too much about drugs. Bush in beste casino year's presidential campaign. The album was a critical and commercial disaster and was his first album to miss the Top 5 since his contract with Warner. The album's Triple Platinum status ties it with Sweet Baby James as Taylor's all-time biggest selling studio album.