James Taylor and Carole King were two of the most popular folk pop singers of the 1970s. It was only fitting that they should share a song written by Carole King, "You've Got a Friend," in response to Taylor's song, "Fire and Rain."
First recorded by King for her album Tapestry, the song won King a Grammy for Song of the Year. Taylor recorded it on his subsequent album, Mudslide Slim and the Blue Horizon," and won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
James Taylor and Carole King are pictured here in this limited edition photograph, which is hand-titled "You've Got a Friend 1972 and numbered .
Framed above the photo is James Taylor's 1970 LP, Sweet Baby James, which contains the song, "Fire and Rain." It was nominated for a Grammy and ranked at #103 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 2003 list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Framed below the photo is Carole King's 1971 LP, Tapestry. It received four Grammy awards in 1972, including Album of the Year. It was ranked at #36 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 2003 list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
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