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GUEST,Tunesmith Carole King rewrites history! (74* d) RE: Carole King rewrites history! 12 Sep 18


Here is a piece that I found on the web written by a Roger Friedman.
I also forgot to mention that Carole got her publishing contract because of Neil recommending her to his music publisher.
Just today, I was talking to a friend of mine who interviewed Carole and she wasn't keen to have mentioned that she was once Carol Klein. She seems to be a woman with a lot of issues.

This is an extract from an article by Roger Friedman...

"The worst interview experience I ever had with a celebrity–and there have been thousands–was with one person I really wanted to like. But in the early 90s, to promote one of her post-success albums, Carole King brought her mother with her to the Paramount Hotel for our lunch. She said, “I figured if I brought my mother, you wouldn’t ask me anything personal.” It was a nightmare. King wouldn’t talk about her Brill Building years or even “Tapestry,” her seminal, watershed album of 1971. She mostly wanted to discuss conservation in Idaho, a subject New Yorkers–this was for the New York Daily News–didn’t much care about. She also indicated that she didn’t care much for Neil Sedaka, her childhood friend and teen songwriting buddy from the Brill era. When the story was published, she fired her publicist, a very sweet woman.

Later, Neil Sedaka told me a story. His adult son had run into Carole on the street and introduced himself. King responded: “Tell your father to stop talking about me in interviews.” Nice.

Now we have a new memoir from King and after reading “A Natural Woman,” I felt like I needed a Xanax. It made me think about creativity and the people who have it, why geniuses are crazy, and completely self-absorbed. Basically, King marries her childhood sweetheart, Gerry Goffin, and they have tons of hits with music publisher Don Kirshner at the Brill Building. There’s almost no mention of Sedaka..."


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