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Jackson Browne - 100% match to James Taylor

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clyde Jackson Browne, 9 October 1948, Heidelberg, Germany, but raised in Los Angeles, California, USA, from the age of three. Browne was introduced to folk music while in his teens and began writing songs at the instigation of two high school friends, Greg Copeland and Steve Noonan. The youngsters frequented the Paradox club, a favoured haunt of traditional musicians, where Read more

Dan Fogelberg - 71% match to James Taylor

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Daniel Grayling Fogelberg, 13 August 1951, Peoria, Illinois, USA, d. 16 December 2007, Dear Isle, Maine, USA. Having learned piano from the age of 14, Fogelberg moved to guitar and songwriting. Leaving the University of Illinois in 1971, he relocated to California and started playing on the folk circuit, at one point touring with Van Morrison. A move to Nashville brought him Read more

Loggins & Messina - 67% match to James Taylor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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US duo comprising Kenny Loggins (7 January 1948, Everett, Washington, USA) and Jim Messina (b. 5 December 1947, Maywood, California, USA). Following his premature departure from Poco, Messina intended to resume his career as a record producer, a role he had previously carried out by producing the final Buffalo Springfield album, 1968’s Last Time Around. Songwriter Logg Read more

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Carly Simon - 66% match to James Taylor

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 June 1945, New York City, New York, USA. Simon became one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the 70s. In the early 60s she played Greenwich Village clubs with her sister Lucy. As the Simon Sisters they had one minor hit with ‘Winkin’ Blinkin’ And Nod’ (Kapp Records 1964) and recorded two albums of soft folk and children’s’ material. Af Read more

Carole King - 61% match to James Taylor

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Carole Klein, 9 February 1942, Brooklyn, New York, USA. A proficient pianist from the age of four, King was a prolific songwriter by her early teens. When friend and neighbour Neil Sedaka embarked on his recording career, she followed him into the New York milieu, recording demos, singing back-up and even helping arrange occasional sessions. As a student at Queen’s Coll Read more

Crosby, Stills & Nash - 58% match to James Taylor

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Crosby (14 August 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA), Stephen Stills (b. 3 January 1945, Dallas, Texas, USA) and Graham Nash (b. 2 February 1942, Blackpool, Lancashire, England) joined forces in 1969 after parting with their previous groups, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and the Hollies, respectively. Inevitably, they attracted considerable media attention as a  Read more

Seals & Crofts - 58% match to James Taylor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A duo comprising Jim Seals (17 October 1941, Sidney, Texas, USA) and Dash Crofts (b. 14 August 1940, Cisco, Texas, USA), Seals And Crofts were one of the most popular soft rock pop acts of the 70s. The pair first worked together in 1958 as guitarist (Seals) and drummer (Crofts) for Texan singer Dean Beard, with whom they recorded a number of singles that did not chart. When Read more

Jim Croce - 54% match to James Taylor

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 January 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 20 September 1973, Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA. Originally a university disc jockey, Croce played in various rock bands before moving to New York in 1967 where he performed in folk clubs. By 1969, he and his wife Ingrid (b. 27 April 1947, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) were signed to Capitol Records for a self-titled co Read more

Gordon Lightfoot - 50% match to James Taylor

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1938, Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lightfoot moved to Los Angeles, USA during the 50s where he studied at Hollywood’s Westlake College of Music. Having pursued a short-lived career composing jingles for television, the singer began recording demos of his own compositions which, by 1960, owed a considerable debt to folk singers Pete Seeger and Bob Gibson. Lightf Read more

Bread - 46% match to James Taylor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US soft rock unit was formed in 1969 when David Gates (11 December 1940, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA), a leading Los Angeles session musician, produced an album for the Pleasure Fair, a band that included vocalist/guitarist Robb Royer. Songwriter and solo artist Jimmy Griffin (b. James Arthur Griffin, 10 August 1943, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, d. 11 January 2005, Nashville, Tennes Read more

Stephen Bishop - 45% match to James Taylor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 November 1951, San Diego, California, USA. While he had mastered both piano and trombone, it was an older brother’s gift of an electric guitar that launched a vocational flight whereby an unprepossessing, bespectacled 14-year-old became a highly popular songwriter of US pop. In 1967, he formed his first group, the Weeds, who recorded some Beatles -inspired demos in L Read more

The Doobie Brothers - 44% match to James Taylor

Genres: Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This enduring act evolved from Pud, a San Jose-based trio formed in March 1970 by Tom Johnston (15 August 1948, Visalia, California, USA; guitar/vocals) and John Hartman (b. 18 March 1950, Falls Church, Virginia, USA; drums). Original bass player Greg Murphy was quickly replaced by Dave Shogren (b. San Francisco, California, USA, d. 2000, San Jose, California, USA). Patrick Read more

Bonnie Raitt - 43% match to James Taylor

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 November 1949, Burbank, California, USA. Born into a musical family, her father, John Raitt, starred in Broadway productions of Oklahoma! and Carousel. Having learned guitar as a child, Raitt became infatuated with traditional blues, although her talent for performing did not fully flourish until she attended college in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Raitt initially opened for Read more

Ambrosia - 42% match to James Taylor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Los Angeles, California, USA, Ambrosia was formed in 1970 by David Pack (15 July 1952, Huntington Park, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Joe Puerta (b. 2 July 1951; vocals/bass), Burleigh Drummond (drums) and Christopher North (keyboards). Beginning with a lightweight AOR sound, Ambrosia’s albums steadily improved over time as they toughened up their music. They en Read more

Bruce Hornsby - 42% match to James Taylor

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 November 1954, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. After many years working in the music business as pianist and contract songwriter for 20th Century Fox, Hornsby burst onto the market in 1986 with a superb debut. The single ‘The Way It Is’, with its captivating piano introduction and infectious melody, was a transatlantic hit. Hornsby has a technique of hitting the pi Read more


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