Saturday, December 15, 2012

Finally honoring "The King Of Female Songwriters"

...or should that be the "queen" of female songwriters?

No matter.  Carole King is finally getting a little overdue recognition from the "powers-that-be", so to speak.

She is set to recieve the Library of Congress' Gershwin award---the first female songwriter to do so (we're making progress in the "gender equality" area---it's only the the second decade of the 21st century, and ALREADY...)

You might ask:  Why just Carole King?  There are plenty of other female singer-songwriters besides just her.

True, but how many of them can lay claim to having written songs recorded by the likes of:  Bobby Vee, Herman's Hermits, The Chiffons, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Carpenters, The Tokens (and The Rockin' Berries), The Drifters, The Righteous Brothers, The Cookies, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin, Little Eva, The Animals, The Monkees... ?

Some people are know..."extra special"...

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