Published 08/01/2013 | 05:00
• Recently it was announced that the most successful female songwriter in history is due to receive the world's most prestigious songwriter's prize, the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song for 2013. And no, I'm not talking about the shadow of a once great pop star that Madonna has become.
I'm referring to Carole King ('You've Got a Friend', 'The Loco-motion', 'One Fine Day', 'Will you Still Love Me Tomorrow', 'You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman') who has written over 100 hit singles that have been recorded by many of the greats of modern music.
The Brooklyn songstress is a true great of pop music, concentrating on writing and recording brilliant songs rather than the current self-absorbed divas, who seem more concerned with flashing boobs or bums to promote their (lack of) talent.