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James Taylor opens Tanglewood

July 3 @ 8:00 pm

James Taylor appears on the grounds of his Lenox home, in a 1950 Ford panel truck that had at one time seen use as an ambulance.
Photo by Lane Turner

James Taylor and his All-Star Band celebrate the start of the Tanglewood season with two intimate and memorable performances. Fireworks will follow the July 4 concert.

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Over the course of his long career, James Taylor has earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and 5 Grammy Awards for a catalog running from 1970’s Sweet Baby James to his Grammy Award-winning efforts Hourglass (1997) and October Road (2002). Taylor’s first Greatest Hits album earned him the RIAA’s elite Diamond Award, given for sales in excess of 10 million units in the United States.

For his accomplishments, James was honored with the 1998 Century Award, Billboard magazine’s highest accolade, bestowed for distinguished creative achievement. The year 2000 saw his induction into both the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. In February 2006, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences selected James its MUSICARES Person of the Year.

Raised in North Carolina, James now lives in western Massachusetts. He has sold some 40 million albums throughout his career, which began back in 1968 when he was signed to the Beatles’ Apple Records. The album James Taylor was his first and only solo effort for Apple, which came a year after his first working experience with Danny Kortchmar and the band Flying Machine. It was only a matter of time before he would make his mark.

Above all, there are the songs: “Fire and Rain,” “Country Road,” “Something in The Way She Moves,” “Mexico,” “Shower The People,” “Your Smiling Face,” “Carolina In My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” “You Can Close Your Eyes,” “Walking Man,” “Never Die Young,” “Shed A Little Light,” “Copperline” and many more. Taylor’s songs have had a profound influence on both songwriters and music lovers of all generations and from all walks of life.

Proceeds from the July 4 concert will be donated by Kim and James Taylor to Tanglewood. Children age 2 and up require an Adult price ticket for both Shed and Lawn.

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July 3
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8:00 pm
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Tanglewood
297 West St.
Lenox, MA
413-637-1666

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