This year marks the 50th anniversary of Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter Carole King‘s groundbreaking 1971 album, Tapestry. To celebrate the occasion, author Loren Glass will trace King’s musical journey through New York City in a live virtual talk hosted by Untapped New York. This event will also celebrate the release of Glass’ new book Tapestry, which further explores King’s ties to the city’s music scene and her album’s relationship to social movements of the era.
- Trace Carole King’s musical journey through NYC
- Discover how she grew up with Rock and Roll, attending Alan Freed’s famous integrated stage shows at the Brooklyn Paramount
- Learn how King and her husband Gerry Goffin wrote their first smash hit, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and their huge hit for Aretha Franklin, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”
- Hear the story of when King first met James Taylor in Greenwich Village
- Find out how King and Goffin ended up writing for The Monkees
- Receive a discount code to purchase your own copy of Loren Glass’ new book Tapestry
Tickets to this live virtual talk on Tuesday, March 9th are just $10!
Photograph by Kim McCary, Courtesy of Shore Fire Media
Publishing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of Carole King’s iconic album Tapestry, Loren Glass’ new book by the same name explores how the album embodies second-wave feminism and serves as an expression of the freedom and independence that women of King’s generation sought as the turbulent sixties came to a close. This talk will align King’s own development from girl to woman, with the larger shift in the music industry from teen-oriented singles by girl groups to albums by adult-oriented singer-songwriters. The book explores that shift as a watershed moment in musical and cultural history, a time when female musicians challenged the male dominance of the music and entertainment industries. In our upcoming virtual talk, Glass will also explore King’s ties to New York City, the city where she was born and where she wrote her biggest hits!
Book Cover image Couretsy of Bloomsbury Press
Tickets to this virtual talk on Tuesday, March 9th are just $10!
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