"It's Gotta Give Me the Chills" - Songwriters Hall of Famer Chip Taylor Video

How do you know when a song idea is worth pursuing?

"It's gotta give me the chills," remarks Songwriters Hall of Fame 2016 Inductee Chip Taylor without a moment of hesitation. He recounts how he has learned to trust what moves him in this inspiring and fascinating conversation and performance with Paul Zollo as part of Songwriters on Songwriting, LIVE - Interviews by Paul Zollo.

Chip Taylor is perhaps best known for writing the iconic "Wild Thing" as well as the oft-covered chart smash "Angel of the Morning." In the interview he performs each, while he and Zollo listen to and recall notable covers of "Wild Thing" by The Troggs and Jimi Hendrix, and of "Angel in the Morning" by Evie Sands, Merrilee Rush, The Pretenders, and Shaggy, among many. And Mr. Taylor plays old and new songs alike detailing the fragility and beauty of the human experience. 

The Songwriting School of Los Angeles is proud to host this ongoing live interview series with author Paul Zollo. Previous guests have included Neil Sedaka, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Songwriters Hall of Famer Jeff Barry, and more. View more interviews at the show's page.