Superstar Taylor Swift presented Carole King for her induction as a solo artist into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Swift also officially kicked off the 36th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame program with a tribute performance of King’s “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?”
Speaking about King’s blockbuster Tapestry album, Swift said, “It was a watershed moment for humans in the world with feelings and for cats who have big dreams of one day ending up on iconic album covers.”
King had previously been inducted into the Rock Hall with her former husband Gerry Goffin, with whom she wrote hits like “The Loco-Motion” and “One Fine Day” as well as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?”
In her acceptance speech, King thanked Swift “for carrying the torch forward” and also called her “my professional granddaughter.” King also paid tribute to Goffin and other collaborators and supporters.
“I keep hearing it, so I’m gonna have to try to own it, that today’s female singers and songwriters stand on my shoulder,” said King. “Let it not be forgotten they also stand on the shoulders of the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. May she rest in power – Miss Aretha Franklin.”
Besides King, Jay-Z, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, The Go-Go’s, and Foo Fighters were inducted this year.
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