Carole King tribute show to mark Manhattan songwriter’s 80th birthday at Grand Opera House in October

Carole: Marking Carole King’s 80th birthday

CAROLE – The Music Of Carole King celebrates the 80th birthday of the Manhattan songwriter, singer and musician at the Grand Opera House, York, on October 27.

From the producers of the West End shows Seven Drunken Nights – The Story Of The Dubliners and Fairytale Of New York – Coming Home For Christmas, this landmark tribute takes a musical journey from her early beginnings in New York as part of the Brill Building song-writing team to Los Angeles, the Troubadour Club and the Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter movement of early 1970s’ California.

King, who wrote her first number one, The Shirelles’ Will You Love Me Tomorrow, at only 17, turned 80 on February 9.

Carole – The Music Of Carole King: Visiting Grand Opera House, York, this autumn

The show features not only songs from the Carole King songbook but also hits written and recorded by Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, The Shirelles, The Monkees, The Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Little Eva, Herman’s Hermits and James Taylor.

Co-producer Ged Graham says: “Carole King is one of the most influential songwriters in pop music history. Her music has rocked the world for so long and all the songs have been laced into the fabric of life for over 60 years. This production is a showcase of not only her music but just how much she has been a force that has shaped pop music.”

The autumn tour show brings together singers, musicians and dancers to cover more than six decades of music. Tickets are on sale on 0844 871 7615 or at