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The Shirelles

Surprising Song Writers: Famous Artists Who Wrote Songs That Others Turned Into Chart Toppers

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

What do The Shirelles' "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?," The Chiffons' "One Fine Day," Little Eva's "Loco-Motion," The Drifters' "Up on the Roof," a...

The Experimental Genius of Gerry Goffin

David Galenson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

I knew who sang the songs, so of course I knew who Bob Dylan was, and the Beatles. But I didn't know writers who didn't sing, so I didn't know who Gerry Goffin and Carole King were.

First Nighter: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Is Beautiful Where It Counts

David Finkle | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Before we get to what's wrong with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim, let's establish what's so right that it instantly joins the ranks of irresistible jukebox tuners Jersey Boys, Motown The Musical and Mamma Mia.

Beautiful, the Carole King Musical Opens in San Francisco

Erika Milvy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Erika Milvy

Premiering in San Francisco before its January New York opening, Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, is yet another Juke box musical. But unlike other recent musical biographies about musical careers, the Carole King story is really about music making.

Why The '60s Really Ended With Carole King's 'Too Late'

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Driving home to "Lawn Guyland" the day after graduating from Bucknell U. in Lewisburg, PA and blasting progressive rock station WNEW on the radio, I was struck by one of those other-worldly, pull-over-to-the curb musical moments.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The Bandana Splits, Mira Black and the Spacetime Continuum

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

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Baby It's You!: Oldies, But Not So Goodies

Danny Groner | Posted 08.30.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Baby It's You! isn't the show that critics wanted it to be. Reviewers compared it to the beloved Jersey Boys. It's a natural comparison to make, but Baby suffers as a result of these lofty expectations.