Quick Hits: Metallica, Jay Z & Timbaland, M.I.A., Tupac Shakur, Carole King
... the movie has not been announced, but Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla Films announced in a press release they are in final negotiations to partner on the production of Tupac, and it will begin filming next year in Atlanta. The movie will be executive produced by the rapper's mother, Afeni Shakur.Carole King
will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week. She will be saluted by performers including Lady Gaga, The Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, James Taylor, Jason Mraz and more. The MusiCares event will be held on January 24 in Los Angeles, two nights before the Grammy Awards. Quick Hits: Metallica, Jay Z & Timbaland, M.I.A., Tupac Shakur, Carole King
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Carole King Named MusiCares Person of the Year
... No. 1 hit "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," performed by the Shirelles, King's songs include "Run To Him," "Crying In the Rain," "Up on the Roof," "You've Got a Friend," "I'm Into Something Good," among others. The 71-year-old singer has won four GRAMMY Awards, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and became the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. more on this story Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission. Carole King
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Carole King Is MusiCares Person of the Year
... Carole King
will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week.The Recording Academy announced Thursday that King will be saluted by performers Lady Gaga, the Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, Steve Tyler, James Taylor and Jason Mraz with more to be announced later.The fundraiser for the academy's charitable foundation will be held Jan. 24 in Los Angeles, two nights before the Grammy Awards. Previous honorees include Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and Neil Young.A songwriter and performer with scores of hits from "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" to "You've Got a Friend," King has won four Grammy Awards and was honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year's ceremony. Carole King
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Carole King (Feb. 9, 1942)
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Her birth name is Carole Klein. She has played the piano since she was 4 years old.
While she was a student at Brooklyn high school, she dated Neil Sedaka, who was in a band called The Tokens. Soon after, she formed her own group called the Co-sines and took the professional name Carole King. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
She met first husband Gerry Goffin at Queens College in New York. She and Goffin became songwriting partners, writing in the Brill Building for Aldon Music. They wrote hits for some of the biggest names of the day: The Animals, the Shirelles, Herman's Hermits, and the Byrds. They wrote "The Loco-Motion" for Little Eva. It was not their only #1 hit.
She set a record in 1973 with a concert in Central Park that drew 100,000 people. That record, though, has since been broken.
King had stage fright, which is why one of her bands, The City (with guitarist Danny Kortchmar), never toured. That probably explains why their 1968 album flopped.
Kortchmar had previously played with the Flying Machine, which included James Taylor. Taylor and King became good friends, and he was the one who encouraged her to try a solo career.
Her previous band The City also included bassist Charles Larkey, who King married after her divorce with Goffin.
King wrote for the children's television program Really Rosie in 1975. Around that time she also started writing with Goffin again.
Her third husband, Rick Evers, died of a heroin overdose in 1978.
King acted on Broadway in 1994 for the first time, taking over for Petula Clark in Bloodbrothers.
She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1987.
Her 1994 live album Carole King: In Concert included David Crosby, Graham Nash, daughter Sherry Goffin, and Guns n' Roses guitarist Slash.
Carole and her daughter Louise Goffin, also a singer, sang the theme song "Where You Lead," for the long-running mother/daughter sitcom The Gilmore Girls. King's music was used throughout the show's run. (thanks, brea - Philadelphia, PA)
Her 1971 Tapestry album was the best-selling album ever until 1978 when Fleetwood Mac's Rumours outsold it. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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