This week it’s two iconic female singer/songwriters.
Carole King is a phenomenally successful artist, having written many successful songs. Her songs have been covered by a multitude of artists. There is currently a musical running in London based on her life called “Beautiful” named after one of her songs on the album “Tapestry”. “Tapestry” is King’s most famous album and is one of the biggest selling albums of all time. It won many Grammys including album of the year in 1972 and is almost a greatest hits album in itself, containing among others “You’re Got a Friend”, “I Feel the Earth Move” and my favourite song of hers “It’s Too Late” which is below.
“It’s Too Late” by Carole King from 1971
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In 1972 Carly Simon released her third studio album “No Secrets” and on it was the runaway hit “You’re So Vain” which catapulted her to fame. She has had a string of hits ever since including a number of very successful movie songs such as “Nobody Does It Better” from The Spy Who Loved Me and “Let The River Run” from Working Girl, which she won an Oscar for.
My favourite song of hers is also on “No Secrets” and here it is
“The Right Thing To Do” by Carly Simon from 1972
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