I just read this on Facebook:
On this day in 1971, Carole King’s TAPESTRY was released, becoming the longest charting record by a female solo artist in Billboard History. I listened to my Tapestry cassette relentlessly. So Far Away, I Feel The Earth Move, Tapestry, You Got a Friend, It’s Too Late Baby, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow… It was just loaded with greatness. What was your favorite track?”
In the very early days of Power Surge on AOL, I found out somehow that this album was one of Alice’s very favorite records (yes, this was a long time ago!)
I was wanting very badly to impress Alice, to be her friend, so I went to the music store and bought the piano version so Alice could play this and sing along.
The one person I knew who had Alice’s address wouldn’t share it with me for privacy reasons. I finally had to send it to HER and she sent it on to Alice.
She loved it, as I knew she would.
We would often reference music from this record in our later phone conversations. I have a copy on my computer (upgraded to mp3!) and would sometimes play selections over the phone.
I miss you today, as always, Alice.