If you are a child of the 60's or 70's as I am, you undoubtedly know exactly who Carole King is. Her songwriting skills were her first ticket to success leading up to the megahit album Tapestry. Today is Carole's 70th birthday. So many of the trendsetters, the icons of my childhood are sliding into senior citizen status. I guess that means I am too. But I am still that teenaged girl who sang along with her favorites for hours in her bedroom, in the car, while walking to school, in the shower, and practicing to be a future rock star. Some of those dreams never came to fruition, but I still hold them in my heart as a huge part of my coming of age years. Carole is one of a long list of those artists that shaped my musical taste. If you remember your teen idols, take a moment and thank them for adding to your childhood. They will be gone before you know it, but at least we have their music. Happy birthday, Carole, and thank you.
It's Too Late
You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman