Illusion's Tapestry

Special Perfomances Honoring Carole King

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Carole King's landmark album Tapestry. Fueled by (and accelerating) the singer/songwriter craze of the early '70's, the album became an instant classic, propelling Carole to stardom. In 1971, Tapestry won Album of the Year, Song of the Year (You've Got a Friend), and Record of the Year (It's Too Late). The album also features Carole's interpretations of some of the classic hits she co-wrote in the '60's for other artists. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow became a number 1 hit for The Shirelle's and allowed Carole and her co-writer and then-husband Gerry Goffin to give up their day jobs to become full-time songwriters. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, also penned by King and Goffin, was at Top 10 hit for Aretha Franklin in 1968, and became one of Aretha's most loved signature songs. Tapestry has gone on to become one of the best selling albums of all time.

In recognition of this achievement, Illusion will be giving some special performances, presenting the Tapestry album in its entirety. Illusion will carefully recreate the experience of seeing Carole and her fantastic band in 1971, from the opening rocker I Feel the Earth Move to the closing harmonies of A Natural Woman. At the conclusion of the album perfomance, Illusion will break out other crowd favorites from Women Who Rock!

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