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Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager on the making of her biggest hits, from A Groovy Kind Of Love to The Prayer

Carole Bayer Sager has had the career many songwriters can only dream of. On June 13, she'll receive one of the highest honours any songwriter can get — the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
American lyricist, artist and singer Carole Bayer Sager, Oct. 5, 1977. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)
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Originally published on May 6, 2019

Carole Bayer Sager has had the kind of career many songwriters can only dream of. She's been writing songs for more than five decades, penning hits like A Groovy Kind Of Love, Midnight Blue and That's What Friends Are For.

On June 13, she'll receive one of the highest honours any songwriter can get — the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Ahead of that, Sager joined q's Tom Power to take a look back on her long career in music and share a few stories about the making of her biggest hits. 

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