Chip Taylor
Name: Chip Taylor
Occupation: Writer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: March 21, 1940
Age: 80
Birth Place: Yonkers, United States
Zodiac Sign: Aries

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Chip Taylor

Chip Taylor was born on March 21, 1940 in Yonkers, United States (80 years old). Chip Taylor is a Writer, zodiac sign: Aries. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.).


His album "Yonkers, NY" was a 2011 nominee for the Grammy Award for best recording package.

Net Worth 2020

$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)
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Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Barry Voight Brother N/A N/A N/A
#2 Jon Voight Jon Voight Brother $55 Million N/A 82 Actor
#3 Elmer Voight Father N/A N/A N/A
#4 Margaret Franz Grandmother N/A N/A N/A
#5 Barbara Voight Mother N/A N/A N/A
#6 James Haven James Haven Nephew $5 Million N/A 47 Actor
#7 Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie Niece $120 Million N/A 45 Actor
#8 Barbara Barbara $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 67 Singers
#9 NN Franz N/A N/A N/A
#10 Heinrich Kamp N/A N/A N/A
#11 George Voytka N/A N/A N/A
#12 Theresia Baum N/A N/A N/A
#13 Helen 'Nellie' N/A N/A N/A


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Before Fame

After unsuccessfully trying to become a pro golfer, he began a career in music.


Biography Timeline


Taylor's first releases were on the King label and their subsidiary DeLuxe. In 1958 Wes Voight and the Town Three released two 45s on DeLuxe, numbers 6176 "Midnight Blues" and 6180 "I Want A Lover". In 1959 he recorded for King as Wes Voight on 5211 "I'm Loving It", and his final recording as Wes Voight on King 5231 "I'm Ready to Go Steady" and "The Wind and the Cold Black Night". The two King 45s were released in both mono and stereo, making them some of the first stereo singles available. Taylor has released recordings on Warner Bros., Columbia, and Capitol. His first chart single was his recording (as Chip Taylor) of "Here I Am" in 1962 on Warner Bros. Records. He also had a top 40 hit in Australia in 1963 with "Sandy Sandy" with the Town and Country Brothers, a later iteration of Wes Voight and the Town Three, with Ted Daryll (who wrote the song) and Greg Richards, writers of "She Cried" by Jay and the Americans.


Chip Taylor was born, March 21, 1940, in Yonkers, New York, U.S.A. He is the brother of actor Jon Voight and geologist Barry Voight and the uncle of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven. Taylor attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York. In 1961, Taylor attended the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut, for one year.


Taylor's first big hit was "Wild Thing", which, though originally recorded in 1965 by Jordan Christopher & the Wild Ones, became famous as both a 1966 hit single for the Troggs and a 1967 live performance by Jimi Hendrix, and was later covered by the Runaways and the Muppets. His second most recognizable song, "Angel of the Morning", was originally recorded by Evie Sands in 1967, before becoming a hit for Merrilee Rush and also P.P. Arnold in 1968, then a million-selling single in 1981 for country-pop singer Juice Newton; later a rendition from Chrissie Hynde was released. Other notable pop and country songs written by Taylor include "He Sits at Your Table" (Willie Nelson), "I Can't Let Go" (Evie Sands, the Hollies, Linda Ronstadt), "The Baby" (the Hollies), "Worry" (Johnny Tillotson), "Make Me Belong to You" (Barbara Lewis), "I Can Make It With You" (the Pozo Seco Singers, Jackie DeShannon), "Any Way That You Want Me" (the Troggs, Evie Sands, Melanie, Juice Newton, Lita Ford, Liverpool Five) "Step Out of Your Mind" (American Breed), "Country Girl City Man" (Billy Vera and Judy Clay), "I'll Hold Out My Hand", "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)" (Lorraine Ellison, Janis Joplin), "Julie" (Bobby Fuller Four, Marshall Crenshaw), "Lonely Is As Lonely Does" (the Fleetwoods), "Sweet Dream Woman" (Waylon Jennings), "A Little Bit Later On Down the Line" (Bobby Bare), "Rock Soldiers" (Ace Frehley), and "Son of a Rotten Gambler" (Emmylou Harris, the Hollies, Anne Murray).


Taylor restarted his performing and recording career in 1993. At a South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas in 2001, Chip met singer and violinist Carrie Rodriguez, with whom he performed and recorded Americana music for several years. The duo recorded Let's Leave This Town in 2002. They released The Trouble With Humans the following year and the critically acclaimed Red Dog Tracks in 2005. Each has since released successful solo albums. Taylor's double-CD Unglorious Hallelujah/Red Red Rose, his first solo album in five years, was quickly hailed as "a future classic" by Sonic Magazine, whose reviewer declared: "This is the best we've heard from Chip Taylor so far." Rodriguez's solo album, Seven Angels on a Bicycle, was released in August 2006. In late 2006 and early 2007, Rodriguez toured on her own but continued to perform with Taylor from time to time.


Shaggy used "Angel of the Morning" as the basis for his hit "Angel" in 2001.


In 2007, Taylor launched his own independent label, Train Wreck Records.


In 2009, Ace Records released a compilation CD of some of Taylor's compositions as recorded by other artists (Wild Thing: The Songs of Chip Taylor).

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Chip Taylor is 81 years, 4 months and 7 days old. Chip Taylor will celebrate 82nd birthday on a Monday 21st of March 2022.

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