Carole King, 79, walks the red carpet with her daughters ahead of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction
Carole King walked the red carpet before being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame for the second time in a star-studded ceremony on Saturday.
The 79-year-old musician, who got her first induction in 1990, was dazzled in a black sequined blazer as she posed with her two daughters Louise and Sherry Goffin, from her marriage to her writing partner Gerry Goffin.
Taylor Swift had the honor of inducting King, as well as performing his co-written hit Will You Love Me Tomorrow – which reportedly made King cry. She was also treated to a stunning performance by Jennifer Hudson.
Big night: Carole King walked the red carpet before being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame for the second time in a star-studded ceremony on Saturday
For an added touch of cool style, the New York native also donned a black scarf around her neck that hung above her knees.
And she stepped out in the black-and-white plaid slip-on sneakers that were made famous, in part, by Sean Penn’s character Jeff Spicoli in the 1982 hit teen drama Fast Time At Ridgemont High.
She completed her look by having her style her blonde tresses with a generous dose of soft curls, which hung down roughly shoulder length.
At one point, some of King’s family joined her on the red carpet, which included her daughters Louise and Sherry Goffin.
Family affair: The 79-year-old musician, who got her first induction in 1990, was dazzled in a black sequined blazer as she posed with her two daughters Louise and Sherry Goffin, from her marriage to her partner in writing Gerry Goffin
The megastars unite! Taylor Swift had the honor of inducting King, as well as performing his co-written hit Will You Love Me Tomorrow – which reportedly made King cry. She was also treated to a breathtaking performance by Jennifer Hudson.
Casula cool: The New York native teamed her sequined piece with black and white check pants and slip-on sneakers
Dressed in a black lace catsuit, with touches of sparkles and black heeled ankle boots that showcased her slender figure, Swift would also wow audiences with a rendition of the song written by King-Goffin Will You Love Me Tomorrow. .
The air was used as the opening ceremony held at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, which is the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA.
Like the true artist she is, Swift gave her own touch to the tune, which was originally performed by The Shirelles in 1960, and was powerful enough to move King to tears.
Along with the six performing artists who were inducted, influential German electronic group Kraftwerk, Delta blues musician Charley Patton, and musician and speech poet Gil Scott-Heron entered the sacred Hall of Fame with Early Influence Award.
The The Musical Excellence Awards went to rap legend LL Cool J, rock guitar wizard Randy Rhoads and acclaimed keyboardist Billy Preston.
And music director and film producer Clarence Avant received the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
Family Matters: Carole King had the support of her family ahead of the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, home to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA
Having entered the RRHOF as a songwriter in 1990 with her ex-husband and co-author at the time, brought her joy due to the recognition she gave to Goffin, who died in June. 2014.
But entering HOF alone, she admits, is something special because she never intended to be a performer.
“I started out as a songwriter. It’s everything I ever wanted to be. I don’t mean to say that I was involved, but as a songwriter you sing your own songs in order to present them, ”she revealed in an interview with Rolling stone.
“And so I performed my own songs, but for a very limited audience. And then James Taylor and then Lou Adler encouraged me to be a performer of these songs for a larger audience. I had no idea how wide it was.
Merchandise Delivery: In addition to her induction duties, Swift was also able to perform King’s song Will You Love Me Tomorrow during the event.
BTS: King also got to share some one-on-one moments with fellow inductee Dave Grohl, who first entered the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of Nirvana in 2014.
King (née Carole King Klein), 79, is one of those artists who wrote a multitude of songs that many people didn’t know she had composed.
Her first success came in the 1960s when she and her first husband, Gerry Goffin, wrote over two dozen hits, many of which became standards, for other artists.
Some of these songs include The Shirelles (Will You Love Me Tomorrow) in 1960; Bobby Vee (Take good care of my baby) 1961; Aretha Franklin (You make me feel like a natural woman) in 1967; The Monkees (Pleasant Valley Sunday) in 1967; and James Taylor (You’ve Got A Friend) in 1971, among many others.
Fan and colleague; Swift previously revealed that she listened to and learned from King’s songwriting throughout her youth, and even today.
While continuing to write for other artists, King would also experience tremendous success as a full-fledged performer, starting in the 1970s, marking his breakthrough with his second studio album, Tapestry, which topped the album charts. Americans for 15 weeks in 1971.
Some of the most recognizable songs she has written and performed include It’s Too Late, You’ve Got A Friend, I Feel The Earth Move, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, and Up On The Roof.
She went on to record 25 solo albums which, in total, resulted in record sales estimated at 75 million copies worldwide.
Along the way, she won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony and its performances have been taped for airing on HBO and will begin airing on HBO Max on November 20.
Songwriter and performer: King’s initial success came in the 1960s when she and her first husband, Gerry Goffin, wrote over two dozen hits, many of which became standards, for other artists; she would also experience massive success as a solo artist from the 1970s; she is seen in a publicity photo circa 1970