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Carole King

While the landmark Tapestry album earned her superstar status, singer/songwriter Carole King had already firmly established herself as one of pop music's most gifted and successful composers, with work recorded by everyone from the Beatles to Aretha Franklin. Born Carole Klein on February 9, 1942, in Brooklyn, NY, she began playing piano at the age of four, and formed her first band, the vocal quartet the Co-Sines, while in high school. A devotee of the composing team of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller (the duo behind numerous hits for Elvis Presley, the Coasters, and Ben E. King), she became a fixture at influential DJ Alan Freed's local rock & roll shows; while attending Queens College, she fell in with budding songwriters Paul Simon and Neil Sedaka as well as Gerry Goffin, with whom she forged a writing partnership.

In 1959, Sedaka scored a hit with "Oh! Carol," written in her honor; King cut an answer record, "Oh! Neil," but it stiffed. She and Goffin, who eventually married, began writing under publishers Don Kirshner and Al Nevins in the famed pop songwriting house the Brill Building, where they worked alongside the likes of Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and countless others. In 1961, Goffin and King scored their first hit with the Shirelles' chart-topping "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"; their next effort, Bobby Vee's "Take Good Care of My Baby," also hit number one, as did "The Locomotion," recorded by their babysitter, Little Eva. Together, the couple wrote over 100 chart hits in a vast range of styles, including the Chiffons' "One Fine Day," the Monkees' "Pleasant Valley Sunday," the Drifters' "Up on the Roof," the Cookies' "Chains" (later covered by the Beatles), Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman," and the Crystals' controversial "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)."

King also continued her attempts to mount a solo career, but scored only one hit, 1962's "It Might as Well Rain Until September." In the mid-'60s she, Goffin, and columnist Al Aronowitz founded their own short-lived label, Tomorrow Records; Charles Larkey, the bassist for the Tomorrow group the Myddle Class, eventually became King's second husband after her marriage to Goffin dissolved. She and Larkey later moved to the West Coast, where in 1968 they founded the City, a trio rounded out by New York musician Danny Kortchmar. The City recorded one LP, Now That Everything's Been Said, but did not tour due to King's stage fright; as a result, the album was a commercial failure, although it did feature songs later popularized by the Byrds ("Wasn't Born to Follow"), Blood, Sweat & Tears ("Hi-De-Ho"), and James Taylor ("You've Got a Friend").

Taylor and King ultimately became close friends, and he encouraged her to pursue a solo career. Released in 1970, Writer proved a false start, but in 1971 she released Tapestry, which stayed on the charts for over six years and was the best-selling album of the era. A quiet, reflective work that proved seminal in the development of the singer/songwriter genre, Tapestry also scored a pair of hit singles, "So Far Away" and the chart-topping "It's Too Late," whose flip side, "I Feel the Earth Move," garnered major airplay as well. Issued in 1971, Music also hit number one, and generated the hit "Sweet Seasons"; 1972's Rhymes & Reasons reached number two on the charts and 1974's Wrap Around Joy, which featured the hit "Jazzman," hit the number one spot.

In 1975, King and Goffin reunited to write Thoroughbred, which also featured contributions from James Taylor, David Crosby, and Graham Nash. After 1977's Simple Things, she mounted a tour with the backing group Navarro and married her frequent songwriting partner Rick Evers, who died a year later after a heroin overdose. Pearls, a collection of performances of songs written during her partnership with Goffin, was released in 1980 and was her last significant hit, and King soon moved to a tiny mountain village in Idaho, where she became active in the environmental movement. After 1983's Speeding Time, she took a six-year hiatus from recording before releasing City Streets, which featured guest Eric Clapton. In 2001, she returned with Love Makes the World, a self-released disc on her own Rockingale label. Four years passed before her next record, The Living Room Tour, a double-disc set documenting her intimate 2004-2005 tour that found her revisiting songs from throughout her career with only her piano and acoustic guitars as accompaniment. King joined longtime friend James Taylor for a co-starring show at L.A.’s famed Troubadour venue in 2007, and the pair followed it with several more shows, resulting in the Live at the Troubadour release in 2010. King released her first ever Christmas album, A Holiday Carole, through the Hear Music/Concord Music Group on November 1, 2011. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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still have Tapes try framed and on my wall
Tapestry crossed several generations of listeners. Monumental work.
donaldcooper 2 0 0 9
Just saw Beautiful on Broadway. Great story about Carole King. What great versatility in her song writing.
Didn't everybody have a copy of Tapestry at one time or another.
Love her music! RQ/rlh
drwsoton4
wonderful woman, love you Ms. King
mariadefran1 2 3
Don,t read this because it actually works .You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday, by the love of your life .Tomorrow will be the best day of your life .However if yu do not post this , you will die in 2 days .Now you,ve started reading this don,t stop .This is so scary.Postth i s on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes.When done , press f6 and your lovers name will come up on the screen.This is so scary,becaus e it works .f6
johnmargie6
She wrote what it was all about when it ended.....
Everyone Needs to owne PEARLS songs of goffin and king
Man she is a true jazzman
The one that gets you by and stays with you forever
in the early 70's I lived in Stockbridge MA and was in the middle of all this, I rememed see Alice Brock (of Alice's cafe) in the stores.
Grate song
She's wonderful.
I love this song!!
My very first album also at least the very first one that I bought with my own money! I lost it about 10 years ago and I was devastated I would listen to the music when I was down when I was up people used to say that she copied everybody's music they didn't understand that she was the music she's a great songwriter what a wonderful voice they don't make them any better
uncannyx527
Nice voice.
mpeterson172
my very first album!! classic! she is sooooo talented!
sb.sauve
a very courageous remark while
hiding behind your keyboard...
Too bad she's so butt ugly. Yow!
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i luv her music it was me and my moms favorite singer
When I think of the greatest albums of all time--Tapest r y is the first one that comes to mind.
Love her music as well as Carly Simon. This song reminds me of a bad breakup with a girlfriend. Sounds like she wrote this about her own bad relationship .
it not too late
I'm surprised, at how surprised I am, at how great she is. I have 3 great memories to every song. I wish Pandora let us open the album cover full screen. I miss looking at the pictures and imagining.
I did not have many opportunitie s growing up, I worked, had my own houses I cleaned and babysat at 13 mostly when I got started. I babysat twins in my neighborhood at the neighbor's house, he was a Dentist his wife was from the south, very wealthy and not liking the north! Jude was very nice and pleasant I watched her children and started to clean her house and cottages, quite a chore if I must say so. They had the greatest album selection in my life Carole King LIve and lots more.
Terrifically talented woman
kimjo727
Nothing better than the 70's music.
Every time I hear a song from Tapestry I am transported back in time to the summer of 1971. Those songs were everywhere. She's a true talent.
I'm a fan...
A breath of fresh air to me. Carole u r KING! Thanks for your creativeness : )
thanks Carole for finding your way into music, been listening to your outstanding voice for many years..
Carole King received the 2013 Gershwin Award (for lifetime achievement in pop music) from President Obama. The ceremony/con c e r t aired on PBS earlier this year.
Carole King's Tapestry is the ultimate stranded on a desert island record!
bury me with a copy of Tapestry.
eboteaches
Ms. Carole King is an all-around talent!
Some of Carol's songs can reduce me to tears they are so deep. Loved her since before I knew who she was through her songs. One of the all-time great songwriters and she sings pretty good too!
The best in my early teens and still sounds wonderful today at 53
Still remember in my car on 8 track
Tapestry was my first album ever (yes when they were vinyl) LOVE YOU CAROLE!!!
The best singer song writer of my generation!! ! ! No one better..
man her music speaks to me!
Drop dead gorgous voice and lady. Pity i missed her recent tour with j.taylor.
flossie836
My fav Is you got a friend by Carole King
Carol king ...
.sings classic love songs !!!!!
I rather spend it being close to you, but your sooo far away... Nice song❌⭕❌⭕
holt56
Anything by Carole King is a gem!
Carole King will always be at the top of my list of favorite singer/songw r i t e r s of all time! And she is so modest about her talent, always giving credit to others.
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