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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Actors on Broadway portraying (left to right)
Don Kirshner, Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
My wife and I went to see this show at Keller Auditorium last night. I wasn't expecting much, but it turned out to be terrific! I know who Carole King is, after all I'm old and she was famous way back in the 70's. Remember Tapestry? What I didn't know was that she started writing songs ten years before she became famous, and she's written about a bajillion hit songs.
     Don Kirshner ran a music business out the Brill Building in Manhattan. The teams of Gerry Goffin & Carole King, and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil were working in adjacent cubicles in the same building. Don got their songs produced.

Previous post about the Brill Building.

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