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James Taylor: "I took legal heroin – it's the safest way to be an addict"

Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 7 December 2020

ON THE AFTERNOON of 7th December 1980, James Taylor was accosted by a stranger who knew his name. As the singer-songwriter battled his way home through the footfall of Central Park West, in Manhattan, the young man at his side continued to babble away with unnerving determination. At the entrance to his apartment building, half a block north of 73rd Street, Taylor cast a look at a waiting doorman that said, "This person is not my guest".

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