Carole King, James Taylor and the Original Band Celebrate the "Troubadour's" 50th Anniversary
with a Special Three-Night Engangement for Charity
LOS ANGELES, CA - The Troubadour was honored to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a return three-night engagement, November 28, 29 and 30, 2007, with two shows per night at 7 and 10pm from two of its most beloved singer/songwriters, Carole King and James Taylor. The special performances featured songs from their 1969 debut Troubadour shows that helped propel them both to the world stage. This historic show marked Carole's debut as a solo artist. She is arguably the most successful and most revered female songwriter in pop music history.
In the last 50 years, The Troubadour has been a Los Angeles musical institution to countless artists and music fans alike. It helped launch the careers of the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and Elton John, just to name a few. "In these walls there is a deep musical history that spans many generations. To have Carole and James back to help celebrate the last 50 years and to bring in the next 50...is quite an honor," says Brian Smith, the Troubadour's booker.
"When James asked me if I wanted to join him for the 50th Anniversary of the Troubadour I thought, what a perfect opportunity to celebrate our longtime friendship and shared musical history," notes King.
Carole and James reunited with guitarist Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, drummer Russ Kunkel and bassist Lee Sklar, famous in their own right as The Section. There were two performances each night with ticket proceeds benefiting charities including Natural Resources Defense Council, MusiCares, Alliance for the Wild Rockies and the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, a member of America's Second Harvest-The Nation's Food Bank Network.
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