Livingston Taylor

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": singer-songwriter folk acoustic rock taylor family singers Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

21 November 1950, Boston, Massachusetts, but raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Taylor was one of five brothers and sisters, four of whom also played guitar and sang. After a troubled adolescence, Taylor turned to music for therapy. He graduated to playing coffee houses in Boston, where he attracted the interest of rock critic Jon Landau. His first two albums for Phil Walden’s Capricorn label were produced by Landau and contained the minor hits ‘Carolina Day’, and ‘Get Out Of Bed’, both written by Taylor. His acoustic style was reminiscent of the work of his brother, James Taylor, but retained a bluesier edge. James Taylor and Carly Simon sang on Over The Rainbow, but after its release Livingston was dropped by Capricorn. He continued to tour regularly throughout the 70s and after signing to Epic, he had Top 40 hits with the Nick de Caro-produced ‘I Will Be In Love With You’ (1979) and ‘First Time Love’ (1980),...

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