music composition

Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

Interview with Lou Adler

Adler talks about the recording of Carole King’s Tapestry, how he got started in the music business and built Ode Records, and the rise in popularity of the singer songwriter.

LENNONYC: Beyond Broadcast

Episode 1: Jack Douglas

The first podcast for American Masters: LENNONYC features Jack Douglas talking about his long relationship with John Lennon including his time producing Double Fantasy. A highlight of the interview is Douglas’ account about a probable Beatles reunion for a Ringo album slated to be recorded in early 1981. According to Douglas, Lennon had told him both he and Paul McCartney had signed on to the album and each had written original songs for Ringo. Lennon’s songs, “Stepping Out” and “Nobody Told Me” instead appeared on Lennon’s posthumous album, Milk and Honey.


Preview Excerpt

Watch a clip from the AMERICAN MASTERS: LENNONYC, a new film that takes an intimate look at the time Lennon, Yoko Ono and their son, Sean, spent living in New York City during the 1970s.  The film premieres nationally Monday, November 22 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings). In this clip see archival performance […]