Photos courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Archive.
From American Songwriter:
On June 9, 1959, a young Carole King made her way to RCA’s Studio B in New York City to record the songs “Short-Mort” and “Queen of the Beach.” She was 17 at the time. She co-wrote those tunes with her partner, Gerry Goffin, who was present at the session, along with publisher Al Nevins and a young “Jerry Landis,” a.k.a. Paul Simon. That’s him on guitar in the checked shirt.
In 2012, it was announced that there was renewed interest in exploiting the Soul Train franchise - likely thanks in some part, at the time, to Don Cornelius’ death (February 1, 2012)…
After a year-and-a-half of silence, today brings news that Matthew Weaver (producer of Rock of Ages) has now acquired theatrical rights to the long-running Soul Train franchise… with plans to develop into a Broadway musical.
"Don Cornelius created a television show that became a cornerstone in American culture and I am excited and honored to be bringing it to the stage," said Weaver. "We are putting together a top-notch team of artists to ensure Soul Train is the hippest trip on Broadway."
"Soul Train has made a significant impact on American music and pop culture and its legacy and appeal continue to resonate around the world," added Johnson. "Creating a live theatrical interpretation of this iconic franchise is an opportunity that could not be missed.”
No word on what Broadway season the project is aimed to debut.
Learn more about the hippest trip on television at the Library and Archives!
John Coltrane’s Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone at @amhistorymuseum
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3 days til Record Store Day! Check out this David Bowie 7” featuring a new remaster of his song “1984” and a version from 1974 recorded live on the Dick Cavett Show. This single and many, many more exclusives will be available at indie record stores April 19 for #RSD14!