Singer/Songwriter Carole King is getting a well deserved Gershwin award for her contributions to the music industry.She has written or co-written such hits as
The Loco-Motion - Little Eva
Pleasent Valley Sunday -Monkees
Chains - Beatles
You make me feel like a natural woman - Aretha Franklin
I'm into something good - Herman Hermits
You've got a friend - James Taylor
She also had the Grammy for the #1 album of 1971 with "Tapestry".It also held the #1 spot on the Billboard top 10 for 15 straight weeks.It's,IMHO,is probably the greatest album ever by a female artist.It had such hits as" It's too late","So far away" "Smackwater Jack", and my personal favorite "I feel the Earth move".There isn't a bad song on it.If you've never heard it,I strongly suggest you give it a listen.
I feel the Earth move:
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Carole King.is putting on a show at the next week for singer-songwriter
She's the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the.
Obama will present the award to King during a concert Wednesday. The program will include performances by King, , Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sande, James Taylor and .says
King's hits during five decades of songwriting include "You've Got a Friend," ''So Far Away" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman."
Wednesday's concert will be the latest in the "In Performance at the White House" series. It will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov , and broadcast nationally by PBS stations on May 28.