Carole King to be honoured for music career, charitable works
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Singer-songwriter Carole King will be honoured as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year for a career spanning nearly six decades and her charitable and philanthropic work at a tribute early next year, The Recording Academy, which hands out the Grammy Awards, said on Thursday.
Lady Gaga, Bette Midler and James Taylor will perform at the gala in Los Angeles on Jan 24, two nights before the Grammys.
King, 71, wrote a string of hits such as Will You Love Me Tomorrow, which she penned with her first husband and collaborator Gerry Goffin, and went on to make solo albums including 1971's multiple Grammy award winning Tapestry.
"Her contributions as a songwriter and performer have truly changed the landscape of pop music, and her philanthropy speaks volumes about her generosity and personal passions," said Neil Portnow, the president and chief executive of the MusiCares Foundation, which provides services and programmes for people in the music industry.