For one week and one week only (pinky swear!) we are going to do a flashback Friday vinyl!
I make up for my belatedness by giving you one of my favorite songs of all time!
The year was 1960. The group was the Shirelles. They became the first black girl group to have a No. 1 hit. It was a little ditty written by tonight’s featured songstress, Carole King, that would gain them this recognition. The song, Will You Love Me Tomorrow.
Carole King began to emerge as a songwriter in the late 50’s teaming up with her first husband, Gerry Goffin, to write some of the most iconic songs of the era, including Will You Love Me Tomorrow. In 1968 King divorced from Goffin and move to Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, where she met some of her biggest influences and collaborators, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell. With the help of these new found friends, King released the album Tapestry in 1971. It included new solo work as well as many of her works with Goffin. Tapestry shot onto the charts landing at N0. 1 on the charts for 15 consecutive weeks. It then stayed on the charts for almost another six years and went on to sell over 25 million copies worldwide.
The song Will You Love Me Tomorrow has gained its own fame, being covered by a slew of modern musicians, and being named as one of Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.