containing multitudes since 2004
wrote some of the best songs for The Monkees
In eerily prescient fashion, I just noted earlier this week on another blog that once you become aware of it, you start seeing King's name everywhere. To my surprise I discovered she's credited on half the records in the entire world, give or take a bazillion. The factoid that i tumbled to earlier this week was that she & Goffin co-wrote the Animals' Don’t Bring Me Down. I mean, come on. Unless you were a huge Carole King fan (I haven't been) who'd a thunk THAT? And yeah, as Christopher noted, some -- i think perhaps all -- the best Monkees songs have King's name on it.
Goffin and King had a tortured relationship if their songs are anything to go eg: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss) (though I believe this latter song was inspired there live in babysitter's life...this babysitter went on to become Little Eva singing Goffin/Kings Locomotion).Personally my favourite Monkees song are by Neil Diamond and Boyce/Hart (though I s'pose you could argue the latter is a Paul Revere and the Raiders song), No disrepect intended to Goffin/King though, I love 'em too.
And of course, They Were Collaborators.
They were an early 'Collaborators' entry.Surprising how few photos of those two are around.
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