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GUEST,DTM Carole King rewrites history! (74* d) RE: Carole King rewrites history! 12 Sep 18


Some interesting posts above. Thanks to Leslie Butler for pointing out that Goffin wrote the Oh Neil lyrics. (Confirmed on the photo of the single on YouTube).
Neil also was a founder member of the Tokens who had a hit with The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
I actually agree with a lot of the points made above, the good, the bad and the ugly. Re Neil, yes he had a cheesy image and sounds sugary however, he did have a great knack for writing good pop songs of the two eras when he peaked. IMO, the bridge in Breaking Up Is Hard To Do is a perfect example of Neil at his (pop) song-writing best.
Re. Carole, she and Gerry composed propably several of my all-time favourite pop songs. I think it's a shame she didn't acknowledge Neil in her bio however, it's her book and she can say what she wants in it nevertheless, It would be a bit of an oversight for any independent biographer writing her story to miss out Neil's involvement.


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