Five-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor (1948-present) came on the scene as an American singer-songwriter in the late 1960s. Staying true to his own unique stylings across the decades, he has become one of the best-selling artists of all time. Despite career slumps and personal struggles, he has given us a great part of the soundtrack of our lives, including his recordings of “Fire and Rain,”  “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Handy Man,” and “Mockingbird,” with Carly Simon.