On this day, March 24th, in 1935: Carol Kaye was born in Everett, Washington
Today’s soundtrack: You name it, she played on it… “Good Vibrations”, “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Sloop John B”, and “California Girls.” She worked on SMILE, worked with Phil Spector, played bass on several hits for the Monkees as well as Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” worked with Zappa, and a ton of TV show themes.
Today’s quotes: “Fender bass player Carol Kaye could do anything and leave men in the dust.” —Quincy Jones
Today’s screening: FIRST LADY OF BASS: CAROL KAYE
Today’s book club: THE WRECKING CREW: THE INSIDE STORY OF ROCK AND ROLL’S BEST KEPT SECRET by Kent Hartman
well, reading this is everything I hoped it would be.