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Watch Carole King’s Warm Democratic National Convention Performance

Legendary singer-songwriter sang “You’ve Got a Friend” at final day of DNC

Carole King took the stage the final day of the Democratic National Convention. Dressed in a glimmering black outfit, the legendary singer and composer opened with an expressive, unadorned rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend,” riffing: “Hillary’s got so many friends.” 

As a female songwriter in the Sixties, King faced the requisite obstacles coming up in a male-dominated music industry. But King said that those challenges must have been more apparent for Clinton in the politics realm. “It would be like me performing ‘You’ve Got a Friend,’ … and people screaming at me while I’m doing it, ‘You suck!'” she said to CNN

King first met Clinton in 1992. “What they don’t see is how she puts one foot in front of the other and keeps going to achieve what she’s trying to achieve,” King said. “Not for herself, but for the people she’s trying to achieve it for.”


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