We write about what we had to live, the unrepeatable world of the 60s. We were idealists and we were a reflection of that. What I did was folk and there were so many doing the same, so I cannot consider myself the first or the initiator of anything. But I like several current names, like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. Both are not only good singers. And I know they grew up listening to us.
— James Taylor when asked if songwriters of his generation are more honest (La Tercera interview)