James Taylor & Carole King

Nearly 40 years ago, James Taylor and Carole King took the stage at the Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles for the very first time together. Both were on the cusp of superstardom: Taylor was being showered with praise for his just-released second album, Sweet Baby James, and a few months later he would score his first number-one hit with the King-penned “You’ve Got a Friend.” King would soon release her multi-platinum album Tapestry. Four decades later – and a combined tens of millions of albums sold, shelves full of Grammys, and membership for both in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – the duo has embarked on a “Troubadour Reunion” tour to celebrate that night of music. Joined by the same backing band, they’re revisiting the songs each performed that evening and drawing from the myriad hits they’ve scored since. MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG

Sun., May 9, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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