Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Carole King!

Dear Carole King,
Your music has meant so much to me in my life. It helped me survive my wacky pre-teen years. Each time I played your “Tapestry” album & heard your distinctive voice, I calmed down…just a bit. I played that LP on my stereo so much, I almost wore it out. I would stare at your album cover & wish I had curly hair like yours. You seemed to be one of those cool, hip people I always tried to be like...even though I was only 11!
In high school, I was at a friend’s house and we were listening to albums like your’s and Joni Mitchell’s and Carly Simon’s. My friend put up a picture of Jesus Christ and had said, “Check this out.” Then she played “You’ve Got a Friend” as I looked at the picture. It gave the song a whole new meaning and I think of that whenever I hear it on the Oldies radio stations. (your version OR Sweet Baby James Taylor’s version!)
And growing up in southern California, whenever we have an earthquake, I sing the song: “I Feel the Earth Move under My Feet.” I can’t help it—it fits perfectly!
Thank you for your music: “My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue,
An everlasting vision of the ever changing view.”
Carole, I hope your life HAS been that rich, royal hue tapestry you sang about so long ago! Happy 69th Birthday!
Regards, Mrs Love

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