One of the reasons I bought Carole King's autobiography and have been listening to it in the car on this tour was because I knew so little about her. I knew her name, of course, and that the Beatles covered her song "Boys" on their debut album, Please Please Me in 1963. But beyond that, I couldn't name a single song. I knew she co-composed quite a few big hits with her husband Gerry Goffin, and I knew that I knew the music - just not the songwriting credits. In any case, here's a crash course of highlights from the impressive Goffin/King catalog:
Back in Beatle-land, the tour continues tomorrow with a matinee at the Ridely Township Public Library:
Sunday, 10 April 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Ridley Township Public Library, 100 E. MacDade Blvd, Folsom, PA
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.