The Songwriters: Carole King

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This week we continue our “Songwriters” series with a profile on one of the very best: the great Carole King.  We all know her as simply one of the finest songwriters of her generation.  Her music is like a conversation between friends.  At the age of 74, she is still everyone’s favorite Earth Mother and she still radiates a natural beauty.  Thank goodness, she is still not ready to retire.

And so, my farm-to-table-eating friends, let’s get started on looking at the fantastic career of the woman who once wisely asked the question: “Doesn’t anybody stay in one place anymore?”

1947: Carole King and parents Eugenia and Sidney Klein.

Carole and parents Eugenia and Sidney Klein.

Carol Joan Klein was born on February 9, 1942 in Manhattan, NY to a Jewish family.  Her mother, Eugenia, was a teacher, and her father, Sidney N. Klein, was a firefighter for the New York City Fire Department.  Her mother had learned to play…

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