Culture: The Origins of a Rock & Roll Classic

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 | Filed under: Culture, Music | 1 Comment »

musicI’m one of those guys who can’t get enough info about old rock & roll.

I love the back stories, the mythos, the facts.

For a long time I knew one story about the origin of the classic, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” penned in 1960 by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, and first recorded by The Shirelles.

Upon the occasion of Goffin’s passing last week, I used it as an excuse to research if the stories of how the song came about I’d heard were true or not?

It’s a charming fable.

Listen up.

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One Comment on “Culture: The Origins of a Rock & Roll Classic”

  1. 1 Wildcat said at 4:25 am on June 26th, 2014:

    This was wonderful storytelling but I have to ask. Who was the arranger? That song is not basic 12 bar blues. That is a very complex arrangement. Was King capable of knocking out an arrangement that lush and complicated that quickly? If so, she deserves all of the adulation she has received. The daughter of my brother ‘s lifelong best friend just won the Toni for her portrayal of Carole in the Broadway musical.


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