Chip Taylor

The Event

Chip Taylor

Songs from a Dutch Tour

14 December 2008

ChipWithGuitar_2Songs from a Dutch Tour: Talk + Concert! Singer-songwriter Chip Taylor will take the John Adams Institute stage to talk about his special bond with The Netherlands, but also to play some of his famous songs. Taylor is the man behind such classics as Wild Thing (The Troggs), Try Just a Little Bit Harder (Janis Joplin) and Angel of the Morning (Juice Newton), and is considered one of the great American songwriters of his generation. In the mid-70’s, he turned his back on the music industry to become a professional gambler. He was one of the most feared card counters in the land and was ultimately banned from every casino in Atlantic City. His way with cards turned into an addiction, and, strangely enough, fans in the Netherlands helped to pull him back from the brink. In his book Songs from a Dutch Tour he talks about music, gambling and his bond with Dutch fans.

Moderator: Leo Blokhuis
In cooperation with Ambo Anthos Publishers & Paradiso


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The Speaker:

James Wesley Voight (born March 21, 1940), better known by the stage nameChip Taylor, is an American songwriter, noted for writing “Angel of the Morning” and “Wild Thing.” He is the brother of actor Jon Voight and geologist Barry Voight and the uncle of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven.

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A More extensive biography at TrainWreck Records

The latest on Chip Taylor Events at NPR Music

The Chip Taylor YouTube Channel


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