Music Birthday: James Taylor

🔊🥳Today, March 12, 1948, James Vernon Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts. The seminal song with his band The Flying Machine, ‘Knockin ‘Round the Zoo,’ has been sampled in more than 30 songs, notably ‘Freedom’ by Nicki Minaj. The song is included on the “James Taylor and the Original Flying Machine” archival album—an album that peaked at no. 74 on the US Billboard 200.

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