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One Fine Day: The Chiffons; Carole King; Bette Midler

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song One Fine Day. This is a really enjoyable pop song in ‘doo-wop’ style, initially recorded in 1963. 2,487 more words

Rock And Roll

Nothing Really Matters: Gerry Goffin and Carole King's "Wasn't It You"

Great songs often come from both imagination and personal experience; the great songwriters are the alchemists that can combine those sources and create something unique. The element of imagination means that what’s going on in a song may not always be what’s going on in the songwriter’s life. 1,161 more words

Feature Writing

My Pop Life #168 : Pleasant Valley Sunday - The Monkees

Pleasant Valley Sunday   –   The Monkees

The local rock group down the street is trying hard to play their song…. 

to serenade the weekend squire who’s just come out to mow his lawn… 1,315 more words

Simon Korner

Another 'Beautiful' run ready to go in San Francisco

Less than three years ago, Carole King’s music lit up San Francisco. And since it went so well the first time, the company has decided to do it again. 812 more words

Carole King - The Tapestry Album

Just a few days ago I was part of a 50,000 person crowd in London’s Hyde Park for a unique and special event. Carole King, the legendary singer and song writer performed the whole of her exceptional Tapestry album live to an audience of devoted fans. 913 more words

It's Important To Think

Story Of a Crime*

A somewhat recent comment exchange with Angela Savage has got me thinking about another sort of crime fiction: songs that tell the story of a crime. 1,077 more words

Billy Roberts

Louise Goffin Comes Back To London

Louise Goffin has more than paid her dues. She may be Carole King and Gerry Goffin’s daughter, but in the course of nearly forty years of writing, recording and performing, not once has she come on as a stereotypical, entitled-to-superstardom showbiz heiress. 1,847 more words