Fans of James Taylor and Jackson Browne won't want to miss our quiz! – The Columbus Dispatch

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Before you head out for the James Taylor and Jackson Browne concert Dec. 11 at Nationwide Arena, test your knowledge of the two singer-songwriters, who have been crooning and strumming since the 1960s.
Whether you have a full collection of carefully preserved vinyl or you just nod along approvingly when you hear “Fountain of Sorrow” on oldies radio, or you’ve always thought Carly Simon gave Taylor a bad rap, or you think that Browne’s political songs are underrated, you’re likely to find something to stump you here. (Or if not, even better, something to stump your concert companions.)
Give it a try.
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James Taylor and special guest Jackson Browne will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, at Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Masks and proof of COVID vaccination or a negative test are required. Tickets: $62.50 to $122.50 (614-246-2000, www.nationwidearena.com)
1. Who is older, Taylor or Browne?
2. Who has more kids?
3. Who sang at President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inauguration? (Bonus points if you know the song.)
4. Who headlined at the Newport Folk Festival? (Bonus points for the year.)
5. Who performed at Woodstock in 1969?
6. Who wrote the song that was a massive hit for the Jackson 5 in Britain in 1973?
7. Who appeared as a mentor on “The Voice” in 2020? (Bonus points for the songs he sang.)
8. Which of the two was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame first? (Bonus points for the years in which the two were inducted.)
9. What was the name of Taylor’s pet pig in the ’70s? (Bonus points if you know whose pet pig Taylor’s pig allegedly scared to death.)
10. Who appeared as the Driver in “Two-Lane Blacktop” in 1971?
11. Who appeared as Stoned Guitars in “The Ski Bum” in 1971?
12. Which one, according to IMDB, has contributed to more movie soundtracks?
13. What was Browne’s only album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts? (Bonus points if you can name the year.)
14. What was Taylor’s only album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts? (Bonus points if you can name the year.)
15.  What retail outlet exclusively sold Taylor’s 2004 Christmas album, which sold more than a million copies?
16. What song did the Republican Party apologize to Browne for using without his permission in 2009? (Bonus points if you can name the Ohio connection to this incident.)
1. Taylor, by seven months: He was born on March 12, 1948, and Browne was born on Oct. 7, 1948.
2. Taylor, with four kids to Browne’s two.
3. Taylor, who sang “America the Beautiful.”
4. Although both have appeared at the Festival, Browne was the headliner, in 2012.
5. Trick question: neither; although the two appeared together at the site of the festival in August of this year.
6. Browne, “Doctor My Eyes” 
7. Taylor appeared as a mentor and sang “Moon River” and “Shower the People.”
8. Taylor was inducted in 2000, and Browne in 2004.
9. Mona, who allegedly scared Michael Pollan’s pet pig, Kosher, to death
10. Taylor
11. Browne
12. Taylor, who has 101 soundtracks to Browne’s 80. 
13. “Hold Out,” 1980
14. “Before This World,” 2015
15. Hallmark
16. “Running on Empty.” John McCain used the song in a commercial run in Ohio.
Sources: IMDB; Rolling Stone; New York Times; Dave Thompson, “Hearts of Darkness; Dispatch research
Give yourself a point for each correct answer or bonus answer.
16 or more with bonus points correct: If you’re not a Boomer, you deserve to be an honorary one. Do you have copies of “Sweet Baby James” on vinyl, 8-track, cassette and CD?
11 to 15 correct: Did you buy tickets for the concert on the first day they were available?
6 to 10 correct: Time to start leafing through the last few decades of “People” magazine.
Fewer than 6 correct: Pop music trivia is overrated, anyway.

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Before you head out for the James Taylor and Jackson Browne concert Dec. 11 at Nationwide Arena, test your knowledge of the two singer-songwriters, who have been crooning and strumming since the 1960s.Whether you have a full collection of carefully preserved vinyl or you just nod along approvingly when you hear “Fountain of Sorrow” on oldies radio, or…

Before you head out for the James Taylor and Jackson Browne concert Dec. 11 at Nationwide Arena, test your knowledge of the two singer-songwriters, who have been crooning and strumming since the 1960s.Whether you have a full collection of carefully preserved vinyl or you just nod along approvingly when you hear “Fountain of Sorrow” on oldies radio, or…

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