Lyricist Toni Stern Dies at 79, See Toni Stern cause of Death and Obituary

Toni Stern was an American Lyricist. She was wrote for Carole King. Tony Stern contributed the timeless classic “It’s Too Late” and many other songs during Ms. King’s successful career as a top-charting solo artist.

The news of Tony Stern’s death has created a stir in the internet world. Tony Stern died on January 17, 2024, at his home in Santa Ynez, California, near Santa Barbara, at the age of 79.

Tony Stern’s husband, Jerry Rounds, confirmed her death. But did not share any information about the Tony Stern cause of death.

Los Angeles native Toni Stern was also a poet and painter. Tony lived in Laurel Canyon in the late 1960s, a famous area in the middle of Los Angeles’ rock elite enclave.

It was here that Tony Stern met Ms. King, who had moved west from New Jersey after breaking up with her husband and songwriting partner, Gerry Goffin.

After hearing the news of Tony Stern’s death, Ms. King wrote in her Facebook post:-

“When I moved to California in 1968, she was the epitome of a free-spirited Laurel Canyon woman.” “She lived in a hillside house with her dog, Arf, surrounded by books, record albums, plants and macramé.”

Tony Stern and Ms. King soon shared songwriting credits. Tony Stern wrote the lyrics for “Writer”, “Raspberry Jam” and “What’ve You Got to Lose” for her first solo album in 1970, when Ms King came into the limelight as a solo performer.

Tony Stern’s husband, Jerry Rounds, said in a phone interview that he came to Tony with a spark of inspiration.

“She sat down one morning with her Smith Corona,” he said, “and the creativity flowed.”

Stayed in bed all mornin’ just to pass the time

There’s somethin’ wrong here, there can be no denyin’

One of us is changin’, or maybe we’ve just stopped tryin’.”

Ms. King wrote on Facebook- “I remember sitting down at the piano with the lyrics on the stand and hearing the music come out of me pretty much as you hear it on ‘Tapestry.’”

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