Will we still love them tomorrow?
Always have, always will.
And now James Taylor and Carole King are back. Reunited. New CD, new tour. New looks (he’s bald, she’s chubby), but same great sound.
Flashback to November 1970: Taylor and King were performing together for the first time at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. He had just released his debut album for The Beatles’ new Apple Records label; she was finding her way as a solo performer even though she was a famous songwriter.
When they returned to the club for a two-week co-headlining run in 1971, their lives were somewhat different: That summer, Taylor’s “Fire and Rain” was topping the charts; King’s landmark Tapestry was on its way to making her a singing superstar.
Thirty-six years later, in November 2007, Taylor and King (and members of their original band The Section, featuring guitarist Danny Kortchmar, bassist Leland Sklar and drummer Russell Kunkel) returned to the Troubadour for a three-night, six-show run to celebrate the venue’s 50th anniversary.
Missed the big event?
Those historic shows will be released on a 2-disc CD/DVD set by Hear Music/Concord Music Group on May 4. Live at the Troubadour features 15 songs and 75 minutes performance, including stunning performances of the pair’s most beloved hits . . . King’s “So Far Away,” “It’s Too Late” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?;” Taylor’s “Carolina in My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James” and “Fire and Rain.”
Says Taylor: “The Troubadour in 1971 wasn’t the beginning, but it was a big step into the light for both of us. When we reunited for the Troubadour’s 50th Anniversary celebration, it felt like yesterday. It was, and still is, all about the music and the celebration of performing together.” Adds King: “What’s even more remarkable is that James’ and my musical connection and friendship continue to transcend time and place. Whenever we’re together, there we are. I feel a tremendous gratitude to be able to share this experience with James, with this fine band, and most of all, with the fans.”
And the fans will have another chance to see the King and King in concert together: The duo’s 60-concert “Troubadour Reunion” world tour kicks off in Melbourne, Australia on March 26. After gigs in New Zealand and Japan, JT and CK come to North America; many shows are already sold-out; we strongly suggest visiting visit www.jamestaylor.com, www.caroleking.com or www.concordmusicgroup.com for more info and tickets.
Get ready to feel the earth move. Again.
My book, Morbid Curiosity: The Disturbing Demises of the Rich and Infamous, is getting RAVE advance press!
Read all about it, then order at amazon.com/Morbid-Curiosity-Disturbing-Demises-Infamous/dp/0399535276/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251040889&sr=8-1!
Alan and Michelle Obama! nypost.com/seven/07292009/gossip/cindy/ladies_first_to_the_vineyard_181877.htm?page=2
Alan and Marilyn Monroe!
Alan and Elvis!
Alan and Albert Dekker!
Subscribe! Have Alan’s columns sent to your inbox for free. Click SUBSCRIBE TO EMAIL on the button above this column. (And we won’t SPAM you or give out your information. Promise.)
Bookmark Alan! www.beepwire.com/examiner/x-4636-Pittsburgh-Budget-Travel-Examiner
Add Alan as a Favorite Examiner (see above)
Follow Alan on Twitter! http://twitter.com/alanwpetrucelli