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They had the knack

ABOVE: Little Eva and Sharona Alperin.

WELCOME TO A special day in teenage rock ‘n’ roll. On this date in 1962, nineteen-year-old Little Eva topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “The Loco-Motion.” On the same date 17 years later, The Knack hit number one with “My Sharona,” written about eighteen-year-old  345 more words

Sweet Young Thing

I know that something very strange just happened to my brain!
I’m either feeling very good or else I am insane!
The seeds of doubt you planted have started to grow wild,
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Beautiful : The Carole King Musical

Very late to the party with this one, but it was a lovely party. All the best ‘jukebox’ musicals are biographical stories of the songwriters / performers whose songs populate them – Jersey Boys, Sunny Afternoon and now Beautiful, the Carole King Musical. 471 more words


Do you know ... what key we’re in?

So many popular songs sit happily in one key. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course: a skilful composer can get enough variety in the three to four minute span of a song to keep the listener’s interest without resorting to adventurous key changes. 1,595 more words

Popular Music

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Caesar's Atlantic City - 2015

Title  (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Composer  Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler
Live at  Caesar’s Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Year  2015 (June 20)
Country  USA

Aretha Franklin

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman / Baby, Baby, Baby - 7" - 1967

Audio  –  Video

Title  (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman / Baby, Baby, Baby
Label  Atlantic
Catalogue #  45-2441
Format  7″ – 45 RPM… 58 more words

Aretha Franklin