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Saturday, December 02, 2023

Saturday Music Post - Carole King's Goffin/King Medley

Before launching her legendary solo career in the 1970s, Carole King worked in the Brill Building, writing a series of hits with her then-husband Gerry Goffin. In total, King wrote or co-wrote an astounding 118 songs that charted on the Hot 100, beginning when she was a teenager, although I don't know how many were with Goffin (she wrote the music, he wrote the lyrics).

Today's post is from a 1988 television special, with Carole King performing the greatest Goffin/King songs with occasional guests (including her daughters).

The clips are on The Faculty Lounge.


Posted by Steve Lubet on December 2, 2023 at 05:46 AM | Permalink


King and Goffin also wrote a song for the Crystals that is absolutely astonishing by today's standards, "He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)." It even garnered complaints in 1962, and consequently never charted. I guarantee Carole isn't performing that one!

Posted by: MGould | Dec 2, 2023 1:38:01 PM

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