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Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & the Rise of the Singer-Songwriter 

A musical journey tracing the lives and careers of James Taylor and Carole King, pillars of the California singer/songwriter scene, which converged in and around LA's Troubadour Club in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Morgan Neville

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Episode credited cast:
Lou Adler
Peter Asher
Paul Body Paul Body
Ursula Britton Ursula Britton
Jackson Browne
Tommy Chong
Robert Christgau
David Crosby
Chris Darrow Chris Darrow
Richard 'Dickie' Davis Richard 'Dickie' Davis ... Himself
Henry Diltz
Barney Hoskyns
Elton John ... Himself
Carole King
Sherry Goffin Kondor Sherry Goffin Kondor
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Examines the California singer/songwriter movement of the early 1970s, as seen through the eyes of two of its brightest lights: Carole King and James Taylor. Intimately tracking King and Taylor's artistic developments and enduring partnership, the film also interweaves the intriguing story of the 'world famous' Troubadour club that cemented their musical legacy. Run by a mercurial impresario named Doug Weston, the Troubadour was, for a time, the premier launching pad for the likes of King, Taylor, and other soon-to-be-boldfaced names: Jackson Browne; Elton John; Kris Kristofferson; David Crosby; even Steve Martin and Cheech & Chong. But 'Troubadors' also chronicles the dark side of the burgeoning L.A. music industry, evinced by hard drugs, critical opprobrium, and the eventual decay of the Troubadour itself. Written by Anonymous

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Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carole King & James Taylor: Troubadours - The Rise of the Singer Songwriter See more »

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