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Examines the California singer/songwriter movement of the early 1970s, as seen through the eyes of two of its brightest lights: Carole King and James Taylor. Intimately tracking King and Taylor's artistic developments and enduring partnership, the film also interweaves the intriguing story of the 'world famous' Troubadour club that cemented their musical legacy. Run by a mercurial impresario named Doug Weston, the Troubadour was, for a time, the premier launching pad for the likes of King, Taylor, and other soon-to-be-boldfaced names: Jackson Browne; Elton John; Kris Kristofferson; David Crosby; even Steve Martin and Cheech & Chong. But 'Troubadors' also chronicles the dark side of the burgeoning L.A. music industry, evinced by hard drugs, critical opprobrium, and the eventual decay of the Troubadour itself. (Taken from Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & the Rise of the Singer-Songwriter)

Credited cast:
Lou Adler Lou Adler - Himself / Former Manager, Producer Carole King & Cheech & Chong
Peter Asher Peter Asher - Himself / Former Manager / Producer, James Taylor
Lester Bangs Lester Bangs - Himself (archive footage)
Paul Body Paul Body - Himself / Doorman Troubadour
Ursula Britton Ursula Britton - Herself / Doug Weston's Assistant
Jackson Browne Jackson Browne - Himself / Singer
Cheech & Chong Cheech & Chong - Themselves / Singers
Robert Christgau Robert Christgau - Himself / Rock Critic, Village Voice
David Crosby David Crosby - Himself / Singer
Cameron Crowe Cameron Crowe - Interviewer
Chris Darrow Chris Darrow - Himself / Musician
Richard 'Dickie' Davis Richard 'Dickie' Davis - Himself / Former Manager, Buffalo Springfield
Henry Diltz Henry Diltz - Himself / Photographer
Craig Doerge Craig Doerge - Himself / Keybordist, James Taylor, Jackson Browne
David Geffen David Geffen - Himself / Producer
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