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Name: James Vernon Taylor                                                           
Born: 12 March 1948 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.                                     
James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and     
guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Chapel Hill, North           
Taylor's career began in the mid-1960s, but he found his audience in the early     
1970s, singing sensitive and gentle acoustic songs. He was part of a wave of       
singer-songwriters of the time that also included Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, Cat     
Stevens, Carole King, John Denver, Jim Croce, Don McLean, and Jackson Browne, as   
well as Carly Simon, whom Taylor later married.                                     
His 1976 album Greatest Hits was certified diamond and has sold more than 11       
million copies. He has retained a large audience well into the 1990s and early     
2000s, when some of his best-selling and most-awarded albums were released.