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The History of James Taylor and Carly Simon

Wednesday December 8 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In the early 1970’s the singer/songwriter ruled the radio. Carole King, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens…but the era’s ultimate power couple were husband and wife James Taylor and Carly Simon. Using performance and interview clips we’ll trace the arc of their careers from “Fire and Rain” and “You’re So Vain” to “Shower the People” and “Coming Around Again.” The marriage didn’t last, but the hits sure have! In honor of its 50th Anniversary, special attention will be given to James’ #1 hit “You’ve Got a Friend.”

After a rewarding career in advertising sales, Gary Wenstrup retired and developed courses on the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel and Motown Records for the Continuing Education Departments of College of DuPage and Oakton and Harper Colleges. Gary has also lectured at over 80 Chicago area libraries. Gary’s Beatles presentation was deemed “The Best of The Best” by the Library Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois (LACONI). Besides being featured on radio broadcasts and in newspaper articles, Gary is also a reoccurring guest on the widely respected podcast “Something about the Beatles.”

This event is free and open to all. No registration is required.

For more information, please contact Samantha at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.


Wednesday December 8
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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