July 7, 2010 | « back

BOSTON.COM – They’ve Got Some Friends

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

It wasn’t quite Woodstock, but Tanglewood was teeming with people over the weekend, as an estimated 75,000 people turned out for James Taylor and Carole King’s three shows at the BSO’s summer home. Each night, the lawn was packed two hours before show time, and cars were wedged every which way in the parking areas. VIPs making the scene included cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who sat in on “Sweet Baby James’’ and “You’ve Got a Friend,’’ actress Laura Linney, actress Idina Menzel and her handsome husband, Taye Diggs, “Rescue Me’’ star Denis Leary and wife Anne, pianist Emanuel Ax and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, singer Louise Goffin, whose mom is King and dad is Gerry Goffin, and, of course, Taylor’s wife, Kim, who sang back-up on “Mexico.’’ (All proceeds from the July Fourth show went to Tanglewood.) King may want to relocate to Western Mass. The AP reported yesterday that the singer has put her 128-acre ranch in central Idaho on the market with a “reduced’’ asking price of $16 million. The Robinson Bar Ranch compound includes a 7,300-square-foot lodge, a residence, a caretaker’s home, a professional recording studio, guest cabins, and horse barns. King put the ranch up for sale in 2006 for $19 million.