James Taylor vs Bob Dylan

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Singer & Songwriter
$60 Million
Net worth 2018
$180 Million
Singers
Industry
Singers
Boston
Residence
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
United States
Country
United States
12/03/1948
BirthDay
24/05/1941
1.9 m
Height
1.71 m
Milton Academy
Education
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2010

In March 2010, he commenced on the Troubadour Reunion Tour with Carole King and members of his original band, including Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, and Danny Kortchmar

2009

He was the last musician who performed in the final episode of ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on May 29, 2009

2003

A permanent exhibit was dedicated to him in the Chapel Hill Museum in North Carolina in 2003

2002

He released two albums during the new millennium—‘October Road’ (2002) and ‘Covers’ (2008)—both of which reached No

2001

In February 2001, Taylor wed for the third time marrying Caroline ‘Kim’ Smedvig

1997

His career saw a resurgence in 1997 with the release of ‘Hourglass’

1985

He remarried in December 1985 to actress Kathryn Walker in New York

1981

He released only a few albums during the decade including ‘Dad Loves His Work’ (1981)

1980

During the 1980’s he became embroiled in several personal problems which kept him away from the musical scenario

1977

In 1977, he signed with Columbia Records and released ‘JT’ which gave him a Grammy nomination for The Album of the Year

1975

The next few albums like ‘One Man Dog’, and ‘Walking Man’, didn’t do well, but Taylor bounced back with ‘Gorilla’ in 1975

1972

Taylor got married to his fellow singer-songwriter Carly Simon in 1972

1971

His 1971 album ‘Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon’ was a even bigger hit than ‘Sweet baby James’

1970

His next release called ‘Sweet Baby James’ (1970) resulted in a major success triggered by the hit single ‘Fire and Ice’ which was a song about his experiences in the psychiatric institution

1969

After an unfortunate accident in July 1969 which forced him to take a break from playing music, he signed a new deal with Warner Bros

1967

They released one single, ‘Brighten Your Night with My Day’ written by Taylor but it did not do well and the band broke up in the spring of 1967

1966

In 1966, he formed a new group called The Flying Machines, with Kortchmar and Joel O’ Brien

1965

He fell into a depression when he started applying for colleges and checked himself into McLean Hospital in Massachusetts in 1965, a stay that inspired many of his early songs

1963

He started attending a prep school called Milton Academy in 1963 where he met fellow guitarist from New York, Danny ‘Kootch’ Kortchmar

2012

Ever the music lover, he still keeps active and released the album ‘Tempest’ in 2012

2000

The prolific singer continued releasing albums, touring and performing stage shows well into the 2000s even though now he was in his sixties

1997

But he surprised his dissenters by producing the album, ‘Time Out of Mind’ in 1997 which went on to win three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year award

1990

He continued performing throughout the 1990s though he was no longer one of the top musicians

1986

He toured extensively with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers during 1986-87

1983

Some of his biggest albums of the period include ‘Infidels’ (1983), ‘Knocked Out Loaded’ (1986) and ‘Oh Mercy’ (1989)

1980

Over the 1980s he took to touring more, and often collaborated with other musicians and bands

1979

The album ‘Slow Train Coming’ out in 1979 peaked at No

1978

He embarked on a year-long world tour in 1978 in which he was accompanied by an eight piece band and three backing singers

1975

His 1975 album ‘Blood on the Tracks’ is considered to be one of his greatest albums

1970

In the 1970s he ventured into films and starred in the 1973 Western drama ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

1965

One of his biggest hits, the single, ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ was released in 1965 which peaked at no

1963

The next album he released, ‘The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan’ (1963) became a big hit in both the United States and the United Kingdom

1962

His eponymous debut album, ‘Bob Dylan’ was released in 1962

1960

Over the 1960s he became immensely popular both as a song-writer and a singer