Music Review: Carole King’s The Carnegie Hall Concert, June 18, 1971 (reissue)
By 1971 Carole King had made the transition from housewife/Brill Building songwriting genius to singer/songwriter performer.
Footage of her working out a song with her then husband Gerry Goffin in a Brill Building cubicle shows a scrinched-eyed, painfully shy young woman banging out on the piano a catchy tune while attempting to “sing” the melody in a voice literally wracked with pain.
It was all in her head back then, but needed someone else’s body to express itself fully.
Jump cut a few years to 1971 and there she was alone on the Carnegie Hall stage playing mostly solo to a full house, attracted there not by covers of LIttle Eva’s “The Loco-motion” or The Shirelles’ hit “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” (though she does sing it near the end of the concert) but by King’s solo break-out album Tapestry.
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