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Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the No. 1 hit the following year with "You've Got a Friend", a recording of Carole King's classic song.
After a series of poorly-chosen appearances outside New York, culminating with a three-week stay at a failing nightspot in Freeport, Bahamas for which they were never paid, the Flying Machine broke up.
who then played the demo for Beatles Paul Mc Cartney and George Harrison.
Mc Cartney remembers his first impression: "I just heard his voice and his guitar and I thought he was great [...] and he came and played live, so it was just like, 'Wow, he's great.'" Taylor said of Asher, who later became his manager, "I knew from the first time that we met that he was the right person to steer my career.
Isaac Taylor flew to New York and staged a rescue, renting a car and driving all night back to North Carolina with James and his possessions.
After recording some demos in Soho, his friend Kortchmar gave him his next big break.Thinking of the red soil, the seasons, the way things smelled down there, I feel as though my experience of coming of age there was more a matter of landscape and climate than people." His guitar style evolved, influenced by hymns, carols, and the music of Woody Guthrie, and his technique derived from his bass clef-oriented cello training and from experimenting on his sister Kate's keyboards: "My style was a finger-picking style that was meant to be like a piano, as if my thumb were my left hand, and my first, second, and third fingers were my right hand." He began attending Milton Academy, a preparatory boarding school in Massachusetts in fall 1961.Summering before then with his family on Martha's Vineyard, he met Danny Kortchmar, an aspiring teenage guitarist from Larchmont, New York.During the time that Sweet Baby James was released, Taylor appeared with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys in a Monte Hellman film, Two-Lane Blacktop.