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One of music`s great songwriters, her 1971 album "Tapestry" spent more than 300 weeks on the US charts.
She is a composer-performer who wrote numerous hit songs for other performers before achieving fame on her own with the album "Tapestry" in 1971. Among her compositions during this early period, usually written in collaboration with first husband Gerry Goffin, were "Take Good Care of My Baby," a #1 hit in 1961 for Bobby Vee; "Go Away, Little Girl," a #1 hit for both Steve Lawrence (1963) and Donny Osmond (1971); "The Loco-Motion," a #1 hit for both Little Eva (1963) and Grand Funk Railroad (1974); and "Pleasant Valley Sunday," a top-ten hit in 1967 for The Monkees. She herself had a top-20 hit during this period, as well, 1961`s "It Might As Well Rain Until September," also co-written with Goffin.
Gerry Goffin, Carole King's writing partner and ex-husband, dead at 75
The lyricist penned more than 50 top 40 hits, including The Loco-Motion and You've Got a Friend
The Associated Press Posted: Jun 19, 2014 5:09 PM ET| Last Updated: Jun 19, 2014 5:51 PM ET
Lyricist Gerry Goffin, who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such 1960s hits as Will You Love Me Tomorrow and Natural Woman, has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.
He and King also were behind Halfway to Paradise and The Loco-Motion.
His wife, Michelle... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 6 months ago
JIMMY PAGE To Receive Honorary Degree At Berklee Commencement
March 13, 2014
Berklee College Of Music president Roger H. Brown will present Jimmy Page, Geri Allen, Valerie Simpson and Thara Memory with honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee's commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 10, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. More than 900 Berklee graduates, their parents, and invited guests will be in attendance.
This year's honorary doctorate recipients are being recognized for their achievements and influences in music, and for their... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 9 months ago
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to Perform at Grammys
by Dave Lifton January 14, 2014 11:27 AM
On Jan. 26, the Beatles will be honored at the Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award. And now it looks like the band’s two surviving members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, will perform on the show.
However, the press release accompanying the news says only that “each will perform,” suggesting that they will play separately. Still, it doesn’t say they won’t play together. In other words, anything can happen.
With the music... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 11 months ago
One fine day in 1957, a 15-year-old named Carol Klein got off the express train from Brooklyn to Manhattan with schoolbooks under one arm and sheet music under the other. She wore bobby socks, white sneakers and a black skirt with a pink poodle embroidered on it.
Starting with the “A”s in the phone book, she began visiting music industry executives, hoping that her aggressive piano playing and perfect pitch would land a contract. At Atlantic Records, impresario Ahmet Ertegun called her “soulful” but sent her on her way. ABC-Paramount invited her... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 1 year ago
BY CHARLES J. GANS, Associated Press Writer
Mon May 12, 12:46 PM ET
NEW YORK - Carly Simon didn`t find it easy reading "Girls Like Us," the nonfiction best-seller which interweaves her life story with those of fellow singer-songwriters Joni Mitchell and Carole King.
Simon was the only one of the three who agreed to speak to writer Sheila Weller, who relied heavily on interviews with friends and family to tell their life stories.
"I think Sheila did a terrific job and the book is extremely interesting, but it brought back things that I didn`t... Read More
Posted by NewsHound 6 years ago