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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical - is Beautiful!

‘Beautiful The Carole King Musical’ is currently playing at The Aldwych Theatre, London.

Directed by Marc Bruni and with a book by Douglas McGrath, this is the ultimate ‘Jukebox Musical’ because it uses Carole King’s story, while weaving in performances of her hits, with the result that you feel like you have seen a great concert, while also getting under the skin of one of pop music’s most beloved icons. 474 more words

West End

The Origins of 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin''

TERRY GROSS: So were you writing the song on assignment? Were you writing it for The Righteous Brothers?


CYNTHIA WEIL: When we wrote the song, they weren’t that crazy about it (laughter).

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In the eye of the beholder...

Another theatre trip courtesy of Official Theatre and SeatPlan…

I think it’s safe to say I didn’t really know what to expect from my night at the… 668 more words

Almost 50 'Shades of Gray'

Sept. 12, 2016 will mark the 50th anniversary of when The Monkees television show premiered on NBC.

I can’t help but wonder if the song “Shades of Gray”–which was written in 1965 by songwriters (and real-life spouses) Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and was recorded in 1967 by the band The Monkees for their second album… 37 more words


Happy Birthday, Barry Mann

Carole King AND Barry Mann share a birthday?! There must be some sort of harmonic convergence towards pop perfection on this date. Mann and his wife/collaborator Cynthia Weil, also worked in that famous house of hits, The Brill Building and contributed their fair share of classics. 21 more words


Krankie Watch

Britpop Man looking for the light

Having exhausted his copy of ‘The Rutles Greatest Hits’ Neu Labour (s)hit-maker’s new offering ‘The Ballad of the Mighty I’ sounds like a Tears for Fears cast-off spliced with Mann and Weil’s ‘On Broadway’. 749 more words

Noel Gallagher