GREATGOLD – One of the most popular songs from 1971’s “Tapestry”, the hugely successful Carole King album, is “It’s Too Late”. The lyrics were written by Toni Stern, who handed them to Carole, who then wrote the intricate melody. The completed work was released as a single and became so popular on broadcast radio stations that it became a national number one song in no time thanks to the magical voice of Carole King.
Terrific song. Long time broadcast radio and internet veteran, Gary Morgan, bought the “Tapestry” album back when it first came out in 1971, and played the 33-1/3rd rpm vinyl grooves on every song, including “It’s Too Late”, hundreds, and probably thousands of times, over and over, until the day he bought the CD years later. Now, some of the music from that album have been included in the library of music heard on the GreatGold Internet Radio station, including clicks from the worn grooves in the original vinyl LP.
The “Tapestry” album was recorded 50 years ago, in January of 1971. What followed was dynamite. The album is believed to be one of the best-selling albums of all time, winning four Grammy awards, including Album of the Year. Plus, the “It’s Too Late” single, released with “I Feel The Earth Move” on the other side of the 45 rpm record, became Number One for five weeks.
Compact Discs (CDs) didn’t come along until 1982. Soon afterward record companies began to re-release many of their established vinyl albums and new recordings in the digital format. As soon as the digital version of “Tapestry” was released, Gary grabbed it up and soon after started to replace all of his loved vinyl LPs (long-playing records) by other artists, as so many music lovers did.
The song “It’s Too Late” and many other Carole King songs from “Tapestry” and other Carole King tunes are in the music library of our GreatGold.fm Internet Radio station, the home of the original Classic Hit Oldies mix of Classic Rock, Pop Oldies, Newbies, and Classic Hit Wannabees.
It’s easy to tune in to GreatGold using the player on our website, or in your favorite mobile player app, or from one of many online directories. See the list on our website for app and directory suggestions. You’ll find our site on the internet at http://GreatGold.fm, that’s why we often say GREATGOLD-DOT-FM in between songs, as a reminder that’s where you’ll find our internet radio stream.
THE MUSIC HEARD on GreatGold Internet Radio is curated, cataloged, processed into digital, programed for presentation on the internet, presented, and announced by Gary W. Morgan.
Before getting involved in internet radio, Gary’s professional career from 1966-2002 included on-air experience as a broadcast radio announcer, personality, music director, program director, commercial continuity director, commercial copywriter, commercial production specialist, news reporter, news director, radio rock show host, on-air interviewer, news anchor, and salesperson. He even managed a broadcast radio station in the 1970s before being editor of a newspaper for several years.
Since the turn of the century, Gary Morgan has been adapting all of his combined years of work and talents on the internet as a webmaster, content provider, editor, website developer-builder, website graphics creator, and manager-producer-music director-voice for GreatGold.fm Internet Radio. The latter is the occupation he likely enjoys the most. The music he plays on GreatGold.fm is music that he has purchased, and listened to his entire life, from the years in his baby crib, through high school dating, marriage, fatherhood, and into the now, his semi-retirement years.
It’s easy to listen through a WiFi connection with the player on our website pages on your cellphone, or desktop pc, laptop, and tablet, or searching for GreatGold on your favorite internet radio mobile music app. Click below to listen now. Make sure you have your speakers on or headphones plugged in, and turn off the mute.