James Taylor Announces Archival Video Series & Shares 1970 The Beatles Cover

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James Taylor announced a new archival video series. The legendary singer-songwriter also shared the first offering from the archive, a performance video of The Beatles classic “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

JT shared a note about the new video archive via his website. Read it below:

There’s a lot of stuff in the vault from over the years and we’ll rummage around in there – see what we can find… We’ll do our best to maintain the sharpest photographic clarity and highest fidelity sound quality that modern technology can afford. Best perhaps to start at the beginning, so up first are some the songs from a BBC broadcast in the early 1970s. This may not be the earliest film of me performing… but it’s got to be close. We will roll these out one song at a time over the next many weeks. I wish you the joy of it.

~James

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Taylor got his break in the late 1960s by signing to The Beatles’ newly minted label, Apple. On November 16, 1970 — just months after releasing his iconic album Sweet Baby James — Taylor appeared on the BBC program In Concert where he delivered a solo acoustic rendition of the Sgt. Peppers cut.

Watch James Taylor perform “With A Little Help From My Friends” in 1970 below:

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