’60s Musicology

James Taylor on Apple

While looking for something else (as is often the case), I came across this YouTube Video of  Carole King and James Taylor reuniting at the Troubador.  The entire concert is magnificent, but at the 17:51 mark there is a comment from James Taylor who notes that his big break came in 1967 when Peter Asher (the Peter of “Peter & Gordon”, whose sister Jane was Paul McCartney’s girlfriend) asked him to come in and play his song “Something in the Way She Moves” for Paul and George Harrison.  Though he only did one album for Apple, it launched him into Sweet Baby James.  Enjoy this incredible performance from 2007 celebrating the Troubador’s 50th anniversary.

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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6 Responses to ’60s Musicology

  1. doctuhdon says:

    but this is not the same “Something in the Way She Moves” that the Beatles sing, is it ?

  2. Correct — it is not the same song; Harrison liked the lyric, so he used that as his opening for the Beatle’s “Something”. In turnaround is fair play, Taylor had used the lyric “And I feel fine” a couple of times in Something in the Way She Moves, which he took from the Beatle’s ’64 hit (“I Feel Fine”). .

  3. vtmem says:

    How do I share this on FACEBOOOK?

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