James Taylor was born on March 12, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as James Vernon Taylor. He has been married to Caroline "Kim" Smedvig since Date of Birth : 12 March , Boston, Massac. Biography. James Taylor's music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. He is a master at describing specific, even. Happy birthday to James Taylor, who turns 69 on March 12, The legendary singer-songwriter is keeping busy. He'll kick off a U.S. tour on. The album Gorilla included two more major chart entries: He has been married to Caroline "Kim" Smedvig since February 18, And they still are slim. On July 20, he performed at the Newport Folk Festival as the last act and was cheered by thousands of fans who stayed in the rain to hear. I don't get into heavy political numbers because I don't find them lyrical. Other young artists of his age whom I worked with sang about how good or bad life was but really had no idea what they were singing. Taylor Gertrude Woodard Taylor.