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How Do You Write a Song, James Taylor?

31 Jul

Forty-two years ago today, James Taylor’s You’ve Got A Friend by Carole King sat atop the Billboard Top 100 chart, his only #1 single.

He talked to Charlie Rose about his songwriting process:

“It’s just very satisfactory…It’s like a puzzle fits together somehow.”

“The most delightful thing that happens to me is when the pieces fall together and it makes a song…”

“Writing music is a lot like listening to music or appreciating music with just a little bit of an extra something to it.”WWW.JT.7.31.13WWW.JT.7.31.13.young

Quotes: CBS This Morning
Pic (current): Associated Press
Pic (1971): Biography.com

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