Graham Nash lived near Carole King in LA’s Laurel Canyon area, a fertile ground for many artists of the late 1960s and early 1970s. In our second episode of the Tapestry series, Nash describes some of the common inspirations of that scene and how King applied those ideas to her own music. It was there that King met Danny Kortchmar and the other musicians in their band, The City, who would eventually back Carole King and James Taylor during the sessions for both Tapestry and Taylor’s Sweet Baby James.
As King was developing her new songs for “Tapestry,” album producer Lou Adler and journalist David Wild contrast aspects of the recording that were either collaborative or from Carole King’s own soul. Music includes clips of “It’s Too Late” (#1 for five weeks), “Home Again” and the album’s title track.
Recommended: Tapestry (Legacy Edition)
Producer: Joyride Media