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Oct 30, 2021

Taylor Attends the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Tonight, Taylor inducted Carole King into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame! She opened the ceremony with a performance of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow while wearing a black lace bodysuit! You can watch a video of her performance and induction speech below and head to the gallery to see all the pictures from the evening! More videos will be added as they’re made available.

Taylor Swift officially kicked off the 36th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame festivities with a tribute to Carole King, singing a show-opening cover of “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.”

Speaking about King’s blockbuster “Tapestry” album, released 50 years ago, 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.”

Dressed in a one-piece black and gold pantsuit, Swift’ performed the decades-spanning hit in front of a crowd of 12,000 at the ceremony, held at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.

That song holds a special place for the 79-year-old singer-songwriter, also famed for hits like “You’ve Got a Friend” and “It’s Too Late,. “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” was a monster hit for the Shirelles in 1960, when King was only a songwriter and not yet recording artist; she re-recorded it for her solo album “Tapestry,” which after its 1971 release became what was then one of the biggest albums of all time — currently it’s 13-times platinum, and it still holds a record for the most consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard chart for a female artist (15).

Also included as part of the tribute was a video homage including stars like Sara Bareilles and Elton John. In the video, Tom Hanks said “Tapestry” was arguably the greatest music of all time.

King thanked Taylor for carrying the torch for songwriters and called her “my professional granddaughter “

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