Ex-Carole King bassist Charles Larkey: what happened to him?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Siegmund, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Siegmund

    Siegmund Active Member

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    England, UK
    First in the Myddle Class, then (with CK) in The City, finally with CK as a solo artist, during which time he married her.

    They divorced in the mid-seventies and, after that, the trail goes cold. Anyone know what happened to him?

    His divorce settlement and Tapestry royalties (if he wasn't on a straight session fee) should have set him up for life. Unless something went horribly wrong.
  2. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    Chicago, IL, US
    I don't have access to the book Girls Like Us at the moment but it mentions that he went into a non-music line of work.

    Intriguingly, he played on CK's early 80's album One to One a few years after they split.
  3. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    BTW, he and Danny Kortchmar were in the Fugs for a while before the City. Just happened to be listening to their It Crawled Into My Hand - Honest album a couple days ago.
  4. Siegmund

    Siegmund Active Member

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    Yes, I was aware of his Fugs connection. I noticed he was backing Carole on her BBC In Concert programme, which was repeated on Friday.
  5. Ragu

    Ragu Active Member

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    LA
    Don't forget the group he had with Danny Kortchmar, Jo Mama. Two albums on Atlantic.
  6. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    I found the sentence in question: "Charlie left music briefly to try his hand at acting, then to work for an aerobatic airplane dealer - and, in short order, as an aerobatic pilot and flight instructor."
  7. Siegmund

    Siegmund Active Member

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    Aha! Thanks for that.:) Will do more chasing up.
  8. Drawer L

    Drawer L New Member

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    They may still be friendly.They had a couple kids together.I also know that she's still very close with Gerry Goffin...
  9. Siegmund

    Siegmund Active Member

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    That's good to know. Carole always seemed like a good sort. Her wikipedia entry suggests that she lost contact with Goffin, due to his 'personal problems' (read: addictions), so I'm glad to hear this contradicted.:)
  10. Saint Johnny

    Saint Johnny Well-Known Member

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    Asbury Park
    Resurrecting an old thread.
    I found this searching for info on the Myddle Class, after finding out Charley was from my hometown. His dad owned a chain of local men's clothes stores, my mom used to take me and my brother to, in the late 60s/early 70s.
    Have you tried getting a copy of the book 'A Song For You' written by Kathy West, the girlfriend of late Myddle Class guitarist, Rick Philp?
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  11. Kathy West

    Kathy West New Member

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  12. Kathy West

    Kathy West New Member

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    .... find the. complete history you never knew about the rise and demise of the mid-60's garage-band, the Myddle Class. As a close friend to Carole King and long-time girlfriend of Rick Philp, before his death, you can learn the truthful story in my book ... A Song For You - The Quest of The Myddle Class.... "told by the eyes inside a circle of conflicted young singer-songwriters and musicians revealing what came before the fame of prominent music industry icons in the early 70's" Find it on e-Bay, Amazon.com. or email me (kklew99@optonline.net). I'll send you a personalized, signed copy and you can "Enjoy Going Back" See reveiws on Amazon.com and Garagehangover and 60's Garage Bands (Nuggets) Web-sites.
    PS... Charlie Larkey is alive and well, living in Austin, TX and remains friendly as a co-parent with Carole.

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