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Two of the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd shared the same birthday. The late Ed King and the late Steve Gaines. They were both born on Sept. 14, 1949. Before joining Skynyrd, Ed King was in the band Strawberry Alarm Clock (Incense and Peppermints). Steve got into Skynyrd when his big sister Cassie Gaines, who was […]

Elvis was The King of Rock and Roll. Aretha Franklin was The Queen of Soul. The King and Queen of a musical generation. They both passed away on Aug. 16th. Elvis in 1977 and Aretha in 2018. Yet they were only about 7 years apart in age. RIP Aretha and Elvis. We wonder where music […]

17th June 1971, Carole King went to No.1 on the US album chart with Tapestry for the first of 15 consecutive weeks. The album contained ‘It’s Too Late’, ‘I Feel the Earth Move’, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’’ and ‘You’ve Got a Friend’. The cover photograph taken at King’s Laurel Canyon home shows her sitting […]

One of the great albums of a generation, “Tapestry” by Carole King became the #1 album in the US on June 17, 1971. It woud stay at the top for 15 weeks. The LP contained such classic tracks as “It’s Too Late”, “I Feel the Earth Move”, “So Far Away”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” […]

It was kind of a ‘hometown girl does good’ event. On May 25, 1973, Carole King played a free concert in New York City’s Central Park. It was one of the first public things she did since the birth of her child and the wild success of her LP “Tapestry”. The concert only had about […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/rod-stewart-mods-great-american-songbook-crooner/ Rod Stewart From Mod Master To King Crooner | uDiscover It may seem an unlikely journey, but there’s logic in the way Rod Stewart developed from king of the mods to pop’s prime Great American Songbook singer. Read it here

How many of you remember the “King Biscuit Flower Hour”? The very first broadcast of the show was on Feb. 18, 1973 and featured Blood, Sweat & Tears, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Bruce Springsteen. For those not familiar with it, it was a radio show that featured live concerts. The program was broadcast on Sunday […]

15th February 1965, American singer and pianist Nat King Cole died of lung cancer. First hit was the 1943 ‘Straighten Up and Fly Right’, had the 1955 US No.2 single ‘A Blossom Fell’ and 1957 UK No.2 single ‘When I Fall In Love’ plus over 20 other US & UK Top 40 singles. Father of […]

On Feb.10, 1971, Carole King released her second LP titled “Tapestry”. King wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album, several of which had already been hits for other artists such as Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and The Shirelles’ “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (in 1960). Three […]

Happy Birthday to Carole King, born on 9th February 1942, US singer, songwriter who wrote many songs with Gerry Goffin including the 1962 UK No.3 & US No.22 single, ‘It Might As Well Rain Until September’. Her 1970 US No.1 album ‘Tapestry’ has sold over 15 million copies and became a Grammy award winner in […]


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