Carole King to Duet with Sara Bareilles on 2014 GRAMMY AWARDS
It was announced today that Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles will appear in a special performance with four-time GRAMMY winner and 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King. The announcement coincides with this week's official opening of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on January 12, 2014, at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The show has been in previews since November 2013.
The music industry's premier event will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 - 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Carole King, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990, is one of the most honored and celebrated singers and songwriters in contemporary music, and rightly so. No musician from the rock and roll era has left a more durable imprint than she has, nor probably ever will. Her litany of original hits (especially those written with partner Gerry Goffin) is enough to ensure that fact. One person's list might top out with "Some Kind Of Wonderful" and "Up On the Roof" (the Drifters), "The Loco-Motion" (Little Eva), "Oh No Not My Baby" (Maxine Brown), and "A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)" (Aretha Franklin), and King's own "It Might As Well Rain Until September."
Another person's list could just as well include "Take Good Care Of My Baby"* (by Bobby Vee), "Halfway To Paradise" (Tony Orlando), "Every Breath I Take" (Gene Pitney), "Hey, Girl" (Freddie Scott), "Go Away Little Girl" (Steve Lawrence), "Crying In the Rain" (the Everly Brothers), "I Can't Stay Mad At You" (Skeeter Davis), "Her Royal Majesty" (James Darren), "Just Once In My Life" (the Righteous Brothers), and of course, James Taylor's Grammy Award®-winning "You've Got A Friend."
As well, the enduring phenomenon of the girl groups is forever associated with Goffin & King's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (by the Shirelles), "Chains" and "Don't Say Nothin' (Bad About My Baby)" (the Cookies), "One Fine Day" (the Chiffons), and "He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)" (the Crystals).
From the start of the British Invasion, Goffin & King charted with "I'm Into Somethin' Good" (Herman's Hermits), and "Don't Bring Me Down" (the Animals). American bands scored with "Goin' Back" and "Wasn't Born To Follow" (the Byrds), "So Much Love" and "Hi-De-Ho" (Blood, Sweat & Tears), "Take a Giant Step," "Pleasant Valley Sunday" and "Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)" (the Monkees), and many more