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One of the world's best-selling folk-pop artistes, Taylor's soothing voice and gentle guitar-playing have ruled the airwaves for over four decades.

Songwriting legend James Taylor makes Singapore date

Oct 21, 2016 5:50 AM

THE newly-reformed (almost) original line-up of Guns N' Roses are not the only musical legends coming to town next year; earlier this week, American singer-songwriter James Taylor also announced a stop in Singapore in February 2017.

The gig is set to be an intimate one held at The Star Theatre. Taylor will bring along an all-star band that includes drummer Steve Gadd, guitarist Michael Landau and percussionist Luis Conte.

One of the world's best-selling folk-pop artistes, Taylor's soothing voice and gentle guitar-playing have ruled the airwaves for over four decades. His best-known hits include Fire and Rain, You've Got a Friend, Something in the Way She Moves, and Sweet Baby James.

Last summer, Taylor released Before This World, his first studio album in 13 years. Recorded at his home studio in Washington, the record shot to No 1 on the Billboard charts and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album.

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Taylor was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000. The 68-year-old also received the the National Medal of Arts from US President Barack Obama; and the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French government in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Last November, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour. Come December, he will be the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, awarded to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts.

James Taylor & His All-Star Band play The Star on Feb 21, 2017.

  • Tickets from S$98 to S$288 will be on sale from Oct 21 at 10am though all Sistic channels
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