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Carol King, James Taylor, Laura Nyro and The Drifters : Up on the Roof

Brooklyn 1962

Rooftop Thoughts: 

Billy Snr

When I get home I’m tired and beat. That’s why I come up here.

Up here, up on the roof where the air is fresh and sweet. 902 more words


This Weekend: February Celebrations

Join host Alan Seltzer on “The Grooveyard” Saturday night at 7 PM when we feature artists celebrating birthdays this month.  We’ll share a six-pack of hits by Fats Domino in honor of his 89th birthday this Sunday.  98 more words


THEATRE REVIEW: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical


WHERE: Aldwych Theatre

WHEN: 7/1 (matinee), runs to 22/7

Carole King can lay claim to the title of the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century with more than 100 US hits to her name between 1955 and 1999. 290 more words


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

Magazine 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