James Taylor Awkardly Sings ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ with John Kerry in Paris
When U.S. Secretary of State and former Massachusetts Senator John Kerry failed to show up at an anti-terrorism rally in Paris last week following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, everybody was all up in arms about it. So naturally Kerry hopped on a plane to France on Thursday night, and was quick to make amends as soon as he got there.
According to EW, Kerry had a friendly embrace with France’s President, François Hollande, and also placed a wreath on the site of the supermarket where four were killed just a few days after the Charlie Hebdo shootings. And then Kerry brought out singer James Taylor, another Mass native and favorite among mother-in-laws.
Taylor sang his famous rendition of Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” and it is, admittedly, awkward. Kerry is tapping his foot like a forced robot, and poor Jane Hartley, U.S. Ambassador to France, tries to save the microphone. Overall, everyone got through it, and earned applause. A for effort.