American Masters

Carole King: A Teenage Songwriter in the Music Business

Clip: 02/19/2016 | 2m 53s | Video has closed captioning.

Carole King, songwriters and friends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and others describe the music business and work of songwriters in the 1950s and 1960s. As a 16-year-old living in Queens, King would bring her music to two publishing houses in Manhattan and get paid $25 for a composition that would be given to a recording artist. She soon paired professionally and in marriage with Gerry Goffin.

Aired: 02/19/16

Rating: NR

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