Thursday 24 May 2018, 7:30pm
Carole King’s trailblazing 1971 album Tapestry still holds the record as one of the highest selling female albums in history (25 million copies by 2015). It won four Grammy awards and was “Album of the Year”.
Returning by popular demand, this intimate concert is performed by Nicki Gillis and The Fabulous Nickettes live in a sophisticated, authentic format that includes all the iconic songs from the album and numerous hits written for other artists including The Loco-Motion (Little Eva/Kylie Minogue), I’m Into Something Good (Herman’s Hermits/Marianne Faithful), Pleasant Valley Sunday (The Monkees) and You’ve Got A Friend (James Taylor).
Carole King’s Tapestry is a much cherished and legendary soundtrack and this concert guarantees music fans, of all tastes and ages, a classic rendition of a truly exceptional work. Tapestry is also representative of iconic moments, not just in music history. 1971 is the year "it all happened", the year that "Rock Exploded" according to music journalist, David Hepworth.
His excellent "Never a Dull Moment" charts how Tapestry broke the mould at a time when, as he says, ". . . it was perfectly possible for women to be not so much overlooked as looked through", citing campaigns at Time magazine and Newsweek where even star writers had to accept the lowly title of researcher because the male publishing world refused to accept that "women could write about mainstream subjects".
According to Hepworth, "the key issue in the world of young women in 1971 was the sudden availability of the pill . . . This resulted in a short period of time when people living in close proximity to each other felt almost compelled to sleep together as if the act were merely a natural extension of familiarity".
Lynn Povitch, quoted by Hepworth, describes how until 1970 women represented 10% of students in medical school, 4% of law school students and only 3% of business school students in America. Then came what she calls The Good Girls Revolt. It was this new constituency of high school and college-age women, white, casually dressed but well groomed, who were "the good girls" who bought Tapestry. They identified not only with its tunefulness but also with its themes of shelter, stablity and trust. Tapestry's continued success made it the first evergreen of the rock era. The earth really did move.
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Full Price: £22.00
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Age guidance: Suitable for all ages
Running time: 2 hours
Lap tickets (£3.00) are available from the Box Office for children aged under 2 years.
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