October 25, 2013 |
James Taylor tried something new before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night: a sort of mash-up of the real national anthem and the unofficial one, "America the Beautiful. " Alas, not on purpose, it appears. The folk-pop icon took to the mike before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Boston's Fenway Park and opened his mouth to sing "Oh beautiful ... " before suavely switching to "O, say, can you see ... " (Watch the flub in the video above.)
September 19, 2013 |
For Carole King, Jan. 24 promises to be one fine day . That's when the singer and songwriter known for her own hits and those she wrote for others -- including the Chiffons, the Everly Brothers and Herman's Hermits -- is to be named Person of the Year at the MusiCares Foundation's annual pre-Grammy gala, it was announced Thursday. Performers at the all-star benefit -- which in recent years has honored Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand -- are to include Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, the Dixie Chicks, Steven Tyler, Jason Mraz and King's longtime friend and collaborator James Taylor.
July 29, 2013 |
Taylor Swift welcomed guest Carly Simon on stage to sing the latter's 1973 hit "You're So Vain" to a stadium of concertgoers in Massachusetts. So does this count as her giving Generation Y a healthy dose of the 1970s and the original breakup anthem? On Saturday, clas in red shorts and a striped top, Swift treated her fans to a duet during the Foxborough, Mass., stop of her Red Tour. "Before I bring out my special guest, I have this question that I've always, always had," Swift announced.
May 31, 2013 |
Aerosmith, James Taylor and Carole King, the Dropkick Murphys and the band Boston were among performers serving up solace and inspiration to a crowd of thousands at TD Garden during Thursday night's Boston Strong concert benefiting victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombings. “Boston got its heart broken,” Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler said, “but if they think they can keep us down, they can 'Dream On,' ” before he and the band launched into that career-establishing 1973 hit. The group also trotted out its 1978 version of the Beatles' “Come Together,” using it as a theme for the evening.
May 4, 2013 |
Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and the J. Geils Band -- all Massachusetts natives -- are to perform at a concert to benefit victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Boston Strong: An Evening of Support & Celebration, scheduled for May 30 at Boston's TD Garden, will also feature performances by James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Carole King, Jason Aldean, Godsmack, Extreme, the comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright and the rock band Boston. Proceeds from the show will go to One Fund Boston, established by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino "to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15," according to a release.
January 9, 2013 |
President Obama wasn't joking when he said he was a Beyoncé fan. The diva will, again, help the commander-in-chief ring in his second term in office when she performs the national anthem at Obama's second inauguration on January 21. Beyoncé will be joined by Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor, who will also perform patriotic songs during the event, according to USA Today . Clarkson will deliver "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," which was...