What James Taylor looked like at the beginning of his career in 1969:
Growing up, James Taylor split his time between North Carolina and Boston. His father was a physician working in Boston, but later moved the family south when he began teaching at the University of North Carolina Medical School. These two places would have a profound impact on Taylor’s musical careers and are often mentioned in his songs.
What he looks like now:
James Taylor would go on to a career that would see him become one of the defining musical voices of the 1960s and 70s. His clean smooth vocal stylings and finger-picked guitar helped him sell over 100 million records worldwide. He’s most famous for songs like “Fire and Rain” and “You’ve Got a Friend.”