Carole King


  • Diving Into Disco – Rediscovering the Soul of a Generation

    Hi, my name is Claude and I’m a… disco addict. There I said it. Now that wasn’t so awful after all. Truth be told, I never shied away from admitting my lifelong disco dependency to strangers. I was always an unabashed member of the disco brigade, but from what I’ve gathered from friends and acquaintances,…

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  • The Rocket Man’s First U.S. Gig: Elton John at the Troubadour

    In 1970, a fresh-faced British musician named Elton John boarded a plane for Los Angeles, a city where dreams could be made or broken. Having already made a name for himself in the UK, Elton had a simple goal: to introduce his music to the American audience and see if it resonated as it had…

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  • MoFi’s 40th Anniversary Edition of Michael Jackson’s Thriller REVIEWED

    When MoFi offered to send me an advanced promo for one of the most famous albums of all time, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity and thrill of revisiting a classic forty years after its initial release.

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  • A stone-cold classic: Carole King’s Tapestry

    Barely in my teens, I listened to the very first albums I ever owned on a wide, floor-model stereo console placed prominently in the living room of my home on Chicago’s South Side. My oldest sister gave it to my mother as a birthday gift in September, 1971. It cost five hundred bucks and was…

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