Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Carole King

Today's Awesome Woman is Carole King, born February 9, 1942. She is a genius songwriter and, I think, one of the architects of pop music as a genre unto itself, as opposed to just whatever kind of music happens to be popular at any given time. She had her first hit at age 18 (Will You Love Me Tomorrow) and wrote more than 2 dozen hits during the 60s alone. She continues writing, singing, and touring, and her most recent record has sold more than 400k copies.