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Gerry Goffin, hit songwriter, dies

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) --Gerry Goffin, co-writer of "Do You Know Where You're Going To," performed by Diana Ross, dead at 75.
Danielle Haynes
'Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder' wins the Tony for Best Musical

'Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder' wins the Tony for Best Musical

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) --"The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" won the Tony Award for Best Musical in New York Sunday night.
Karen Butler
Hugh Jackman bounces into the Tony Awards show, teases Neil Patrick Harris

Hugh Jackman bounces into the Tony Awards show, teases Neil Patrick Harris

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) --Australian entertainer Hugh Jackman has kicked off his fourth outing as emcee of the Tony Awards ceremony in New York City Sunday night.
Karen Butler
Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston earn Tony nods

Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston earn Tony nods

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Film and TV stars Bryan Cranston, Neil Patrick Harris and Chris O'Dowd were among the Tony Award nominees announced in New York Tuesday.
Karen Butler
Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee

March 13 (UPI) -- Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will receive an honorary doctorate from Boston's Berklee College of Music.
Annie Martin

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
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Music industry honors Carole King as MusiCares person of year

Music industry honors Carole King as MusiCares person of year

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- LeAnn Rimes, Steven Tyler and Alicia Keys paid tribute to Carole King by belting out tunes from the singer's songbook for the MusiCares gala in Los Angeles. 
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to reunite for Grammys performance

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to reunite for Grammys performance

Jan. 15 (UPI) --The two surviving members of the Beatles will join Taylor Swift, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves and Keith Urban at the Grammys this year.
Kate Stanton
Woody Allen enjoys NYC dinner party during the Golden Globes

Woody Allen enjoys NYC dinner party during the Golden Globes

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Woody Allen attended a dinner party in Manhattan as he was being celebrated in absentia at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, the New York Post reported.
Carole King named MusiCares 2014 Person of the Year

Carole King named MusiCares 2014 Person of the Year

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Carole King is to be honored as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year at a benefit gala dinner and concert in Los Angeles this winter.
Obama presents Carole King with Gershwin Prize

Obama presents Carole King with Gershwin Prize

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- President Obama presented the Gershwin Prize to a singer-songwriter he called "the one and only Carole King" at a Washington ceremony Wednesday night.

Obama schedule for Wednesday, May 22

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- President Obama meets out of the public eye during the day Wednesday then hosts a concert honoring singer-songwriter Carole King, the White House said.
Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- James Taylor will headline a concert at the White House next week, when the Library of Congress honors Carole King with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

NKOTB, Aerosmith, lead Boston Strong benefit concert

BOSTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Homegrown singers New Kids on the Block, Aerosmith and James Taylor will return to Boston with other artists for a concert benefiting marathon victim families.
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Carole King
Carole King performs in concert, at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, in Boca Raton, Florida, on August 1, 2004. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. As a singer, King's album Tapestry topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks, in 1971, and remained on the charts for more than six years.

She was most successful as a performer in the first half of the 1970s, although she was a successful songwriter long before and long after. She had her first No. 1 hit as a songwriter in 1961, at age 18, with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", which she wrote with Gerry Goffin. In 1997, she co-wrote "The Reason" for Celine Dion.

In 2000, Joel Whitburn, a Billboard Magazine pop music researcher, named her the most successful female songwriter of 1955-99, because she wrote or co-wrote 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

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