Carole King Is Inducted To Rock Halle Of Fame
She Was Inducted by Taylor Swift
Carole King is one of three women who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – the other two include Stevie Nicks and another 2021 inductee Tina Turner. King was previously inducted in 1990 as a songwriter alongside her former husband and collaborator Gerry Goffin. On October 30, she inducted as a solo artist at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
King was moved to tears by singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s heartfelt speech.
“I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know Carole King’s music,” Swift said. “I was raised by two of her biggest fans, who taught me the basic truths of life as they saw it: that you should treat people the way you want to be treated, that you must believe that you can achieve whatever you want to in life, and that Carole King is the greatest songwriter of all time.”
Swift also performed King’s “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”. When the camera panned to King, she was wiping away her tears.
“You know I’m kind of a hermit, to come out and see old friends and new, and all of you here tonight, to welcome all of the inductees, it’s unbelievable,” King told the audience as she accepted the honor. “I keep hearing it, so I guess I am going to have to own it, that today’s female singers and songwriters stand on my shoulders.”