If there were a classical music version of Name that Tune, my husband Chuck would be a top contender, being able to cite the composer, as well as the title of the composition. He doesn't do quite as well with popular music that has lyrics, or the artists who sing them, for that matter.
Last spring, we were discussing music during breakfast one morning. I enjoy a wide variety of artists, including country and pop vocalists. I had suggested he give a listen to Ebba Forsberg from Sweden. Our conversation deteriorated rapidly when I told him Ebba reminded me of Carole King.
For your listening pleasure, in case you haven't had the good
fortune of hearing the mellow voice of Ebba Forsberg.
Chuck: She reminds you of Carole King? Why because she is old and dead?
Me: Carole King DIED?
Chuck: Didn't she sing "Hello, Dolly?"
Me: You mean Carol CHANNING?
Chuck: Oh. Yeah. Her.
Me: So Carole King is still alive, right?
Whew. That was a close one. I was so sad there for a moment.
I'm happy to report that Carole King is still alive and well. So is Ebba Forsberg. We extend our condolences to the fans of Carol Channing, who may still be grieving.