Carole King’s Tapestry

Tapestry cover

It’s been more than 50 years since Carole King’s Tapestry was released to critical and cultural acclaim, and the record is still as impressive today as it was then. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their classic album dissection of Carole King’s Tapestry.

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Carole King’s Tapestry

Jim and Greg discuss the events that led up to Carole King's creation of Tapestry, including her personal and professional relationship with Gerry Goffin, success as a songwriter and transition to a performing artist.

Songwriter Toni Stern

The hosts talk with poet and lyricist Toni Stern, who wrote the lyrics for “It’s Too Late” and part of the words on “Where You Lead.” They discuss her Tapestry experience and what it's like to collaborate with Carole King.

Danny Kortchmar & Russ Kunkel

Jim and Greg chat with guitarist Danny Kortchmar and drummer Russ Kunkel about their contributions to Tapestry, including their playing choices and chemistry with Carole. Later in the segment, Jim and Greg talk about the lasting impact of Tapestry and where they see the album's influence in music today.

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