Certificate of Authenticity: PSAJames Vernon Taylor (born March 12 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner Taylor was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Taylor achieved his major breakthrough in 1970 with the #3 single Fire and Rain and had his first #1 hit the following year with You've Got a Friend a recording of Carole King's classic song. His 1976 Greatest Hits album was certified Diamond and has sold 12 million US copies. Following his 1977 album JT he has retained a large audience over the decades. His commercial achievements declined slightly until a big resurgence during the late 1990s and 2000s when some of his best-selling and most-awarded albums (including Hourglass October Road and Covers) were released.