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6 Obscure James Taylor Facts To Get You Ready for His Phoenix Concert

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I'm Waiting for the Man

When Taylor initially moved to New York in 1966 with guitarist Danny Kortchmar (Jo Mama, Don Henley) -- who he'd be performing with since 1963 and who later provided his connection to Asher -- he discovered, "it was as easy to get high in the [Greenwich] Village as get a drink," Taylor told Timothy White for his biography, Long Ago and Far Away. This began a long association with heroin. "Rainy Day Man," first recorded with The Flying Machine, chronicles these struggles. Though getting clean led to his move to London and his fortunate association with the Beatles, Taylor continued on and off drug use into the 1970s.

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