The 1971 BBC film “James Taylor In Concert” will be shown on YouTube


The integral and which we remember James taylor In concert The film, made by the BBC in 1971, will be available to stream on its official YouTube channel starting this Wednesday (24) at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The televised concert, which celebrates its 50th anniversary, will remain online over Thanksgiving weekend, until November 29. A teaser clip is now available to view, highlighting not only Taylor’s preeminence at the forefront of the singer-songwriter movement, but also guest appearances by Carole King, Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel. and Jo Mama.

The show in question aired on BBC Two on November 13, 1971, when Taylor was 23 years old. This was his second solo appearance in the In concert series, following a program that aired a few months earlier. In April 1971, he released his revolutionary album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, which was on track to double platinum status in the United States. The concert list included the LP “You Can Close Your Eyes”, “Love Has Brought Me Around” and his flagship hit, his version of King’s “You’ve Got A Friend”.

Originally, the show was given a 45-minute slot by the BBC, starting at 9:05 p.m. It was part of an evening program which also included Movie night (including, noted the Radio schedules, “A preview of the music for the film version of violin on the roof“) and then the late film, the 1949 film Highway of Thieves, with Lee J. Cobb and Richard Conte.

Today, Taylor’s US tour with special guest Jackson Browne will continue, after a break during Thanksgiving week, next Monday (November 29) with a show at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. This race runs until December 13, and the couple will then reunite for a major Canadian tour from April 2022. Taylor’s European tour postponed will now open in September of next year.


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