Artists in Action #636


James Taylor, 1969, at home, singing out a song which is soft but it's clear
as if maybe someone could hear.

2 comments:

DaveJ said...

The good old AR Turntable. I knew the guy was cool.

Robert Fiore said...

Made Ali-Frazier I possible by giving up his tour date at Madison Square Garden in return for a ticket -- and not a particularly good one, either.

In Sonata for Jukebox Geoffrey O'Brien writes about how he was a childhood friend and unsuccessful suitor of the girl who is the subject of "Fire and Rain," losing out to, among others, James Taylor. Of course, he's totally devastated when the she commits suicide. One day he's in a bar and he hears "Fire and Rain" on a jukebox for the first time, and he realizes what it's about, and he realizes he's going to be hearing this song for the rest of his life, and every time the heartache is going to come right back to the surface . . .