Back in the 1980s when CDs and CD players were coming out, I was still playing my collection of over 1500 vinyl LPs on a pretty great sound system. That was until the day a friend who has always been on the cutting edge of tech asked me this simple question, “Do you remember hearing Tapestry* without scratches?” I bought my first CD player that day; and my first CD, Carole King’s Tapestry.
King broke on the music scene for most of us in 1971 with Tapestry, with most of us probably not even realizing that starting in 1960 she (then only 18 years old) and writing partner/husband Gerry Goffin wrote some of the most memorable songs of R &B and Rock’n’ Roll -“Chains“, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow“, “The Loco-Motion“, “One Fine Day“, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman“, and the list goes on and on.
I am not a book reviewer and I haven’t written a book report since high school, but I highly recommend you read Carole King’s A Natural Woman: A Memoir. It is the reminiscence of a beautiful life of music, relationships, and giving.
After note: Carole King was also instrumental in another technical milestone in my life. this was the first book I read on my Amazon Kindle*.
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