Yes,as far as JT goes, his influence seems to be everywhere. As far as Germany and myself goes, I discovered JT pretty much at the beginning (probably around 1968/69). He moved to England for a while (I'm originally from England and left there in 1977) where he met Peter Asher (from Peter + Gordon). If you like, his career really began in England. JT was probably my greatest influence as an acoustic guitarist. To this day I am grateful for his existence and influence in my musical life. JT then moved back to the states (with Peter Asher who produced his first albums). The rest is history.
Have a really nice day Mike, and thanks for starting this thread.
Here's a link to the 1970 BBC concert on youtube. Use Headphones if you can. IN CONCERT '' JAMES TAYLOR '' BBC STUDIOS 1970
I was lucky to see it first time around.