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Carole King

voc, p, *1942 US, Manhattan
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Rock and Pop
A.k.a. Carol Joan Klein

American singer and songwriter, born February 9 1942, Brooklyn, New York City. Formed vocal group Co-Sines in 1957 whilst at High School and adopted the stage name Carole King. Dated Neil Sedaka at this time. Met Gerry Goffin at Queens College with whom she formed a songwriting partnership and married in 1960. Their first big hit was "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by The Shirelles in 1961. Goffin and King split personally and professionally in 1968 (children: Louise Goffin, Sherry Goffin Kondor), although they did work together later on. Carole King was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and in 2002 became a recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame "Johnny Mercer Award She formed The City with Danny Kortchmar and Charles Larkey. She married Larkey in 1968, but The City was short-lived and disbanded after one album. In 1970 she toured with James Taylor and launched her solo career with "Writer" and then the classic "Tapestry". The hit albums continued and in 1976 she divorced from Charles Larkey (children: Molly & Levi). In 1977 she married songwriting partner Rick Evers. Evers died a year later from a heroin overdose. She is active in environmental issues and more recently campaigned on behalf of the US Democratic Party, whilst continuing to write songs and perform.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Backing Vocals
  • Electric piano
Genres
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • World
  • Folk
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
It's Too Late on Tapestry by Carole King
You've Got a Friend on Tapestry by Carole King
I Feel the Earth Move on Tapestry by Carole King
Where You Lead on Tapestry by Carole King
So Far Away on Tapestry by Carole King
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman on Tapestry by Carole King
Will You Love Me Tomorrow? on Tapestry by Carole King
Bitter with the Sweet on Rhymes & Reasons by Carole King
Home Again on Tapestry by Carole King
Beautiful on Tapestry by Carole King

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Best Of Live In London 1975Carole King2018Album
Live in Hyde ParkCarole King2017Album
The Real... Carole King (The Ultimate Collection)Carole King2017Compil.
Original Album ClassicsCarole King2017Album
It Might As Well Rain Until SeptemberCarole King2016Compil.
A Beautiful CollectionCarole King2015Compil.
Free Soul Carole King - Private EditionCarole King2015Album
The Mr. K EditsCarole King / Creative Source / Beck2014Album
I Believe In Loving YouCarole King2014Single
In Intimate PerformanceCarole King & James Taylor2013Compil.
Playlist: The Very Best Of Carole KingCarole King2012Compil.
Live In London 1975Carole King2012Album
The Carole King CollectionCarole King2012Album
The Legendary DemosCarole King2012Album
Goffin & King 1960-70's DemosCarole King2012Album
Troubadours: The Rise Of The Singer-SongwriterCarole King * James Taylor2011Single
A Holiday CaroleCarole King2011Album
Live At The TroubadourCarole King & James Taylor2010Album
You've Got A FriendCarole King & James Taylor2010Album
In TokyoCarole King2010Album
The Essential Carole KingCarole King2010Compil.
JazzmanCarole King2008Compil.
Original Album ClassicsCarole King2008Album
Carole King Tapestry: One Hour Radio Special (54:00 Version)Carole King2008Compil.
The Best Of Carole KingCarole King2007Compil.
Welcome To My Living RoomCarole King2007Album
The Best Is Yet To ComeCarole King2006Compil.
21 Grandes ExitosCarole King2006Compil.
The CollectionCarole King2006Compil.
The Living Room TourCarole King2005Album
The Collection – Presenting 3 Original Album ClassicsCarole King2004Compil.
I Feel The Earth MoveCarole King2004Compil.
Perfil )Carole King2003Compil.
Writer, Rhymes & ReasonsCarole King2002Compil.
BrighterCarole King2002Compil.
Music / FantasyCarole King2002Compil.
Wrap Around Joy / ThoroughbredCarole King2002Compil.
Songs Of Long AgoCarole King2002Compil.
Alone TogetherJames Taylor, Carole King2001Album
Love Makes The WorldCarole King2001Album
Breaking Up Is Hard To DoCarole King2001Compil.
Love Makes The WorldCarole King2001Single
Up On The RoofCarole King2000Compil.
You've Lost That Lovin' FeelingBarry Mann featuring Carole King2000Single
JazzmanCarole King2000Compil.
Brill Building Sessions & MoreCarole King2000Album
Super HitsCarole King2000Compil.
Natural Woman, The Very Best Of Carole KingCarole King2000Compil.
Super HitsCarole King2000Compil.
BrighterCarole King2000Compil.
Still Love A Natural WomanCarole King1999Album
Hardrock CafeCarole King1999Compil.
The Early Years - Classic Original RecordingsCarole King1999Compil.
Expanded Editions SamplerCarole King1999Album
ThoroughbredCarole King1998Album
Anyone At AllCarole King1998Single
Premium BestCarole King1998Compil.
Listen To The Carole Music: Live At Boston Music HallCarole King1997Album
Boston Music Hall ConcertCarole King1997Album
Goin' BackCarole King1997Compil.
The Carnegie Hall Concert/Greatest HitsCarole King1997Compil.
The Carnegie Hall ConcertCarole King1996Album
Hits And Rarities From The SixtiesCarole King1995Compil.
Brill Building Legends - Complete Recordings 1958-1966Carole King1995Compil.
Roses For CaroleJames Taylor & Carole King1995Album
You've Got A FriendCarole King1994Single
In ConcertCarole King1994Album
In ConcertCarole King1994Album
A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection 1968-1976Carole King1994Compil.
Time Gone ByCarole King1994Compil.
Pearls/Time Gone ByCarole King1994Compil.
InterviewCarole King1993Album
Colour Of Your DreamsCarole King1993Album
Lay Down My LifeCarole King1993Single
NightingaleCarole King1992Compil.
Now And Forever / Life Goes OnCarole King / Hans Zimmer1992Single
Los Monstruos Del RockCarole King1990Compil.
Someone Who Believes In YouCarole King1989Single
LovelightCarole King1989Single
City StreetsCarole King1989Album
LovelightCarole King1989Single
City StreetsCarole King1989Album
She Did It / City StreetsGlamour Camp, Carole King1988Single
James Taylor / Carole KingJames Taylor & Carole King1985Compil.
It Might As Well Rain Until SeptemberCarole King1983Single
Crying In The RainCarole King1983Single
Speeding TimeCarole King1983Single
Speeding TimeCarole King1983Album
Read Between The Lines / Golden ManCarole King1982Single
Read Between The LinesCarole King1982Single
One To OneCarole King1982Album
On Stage TonightCarole King1982Album
One To OneCarole King1982Single
Little PrinceCarole King1982Single
Pearls Songs Of Goffin And KingCarole King1980Album
One Fine DayCarole King1980Single
ChainsCarole King1980Single
Oh No Not My BabyCarole King1980Single
Time Gone By / Dreamlike I WanderCarole King1979Single
Touch The SkyCarole King1979Album
Move Lightly / WhiskeyCarole King1979Single
Touch the SkyCarole King1979Album
PlusCarole King1979Compil.
Her Greatest Hits (Songs Of Long Ago)Carole King1978Compil.
Main Street Saturday NightCarole King1978Single
Disco TechCarole King1978Album
Welcome HomeCarole King1978Album
Morning SunCarole King1978Single
Folle De ToiCarole King, Marie King1977Single
Simple ThingsCarole King1977Album
Two Sides Of Carole KingCarole King1977Album
Hard Rock Cafe / CantandoCarole King / Fantasy1977Single
Hard Rock CafeCarole King1977Single
4 SucessosCarole King1977Single
Labyrinth / Simple ThingsCarole King1977Single
Simple Things / Hold OnCarole King1977Single
High Out Of Time / I'd Like To Know You BetterCarole King1976Single
ThoroughbredCarole King1976Compil.
Only Love Is RealCarole King1976Single
ThoroughbredCarole King1975Album
NightingaleCarole King1975Single
Really RosieCarole King1975Album
BeginningsLittle Richard / Roy Orbison / Carole King1975Compil.
Pierre / Chicken Soup With RiceCarole King1975Single
It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth MoveCarole King1975Single
Demasiado Tarde = It's Too LateCarole King1974Single
Jazzman / You Go Your Way, I'll Go MineCarole King1974Single
Demasiado Tarde / Siento Que Se Mueve la Tierra / Nuevamente En Casa / Donde Tu Guias (It's Too Late, I Feel The Earth Move, Home Again, Where You Lead)Carole King1974Single
NightingaleCarole King1974Single
Wrap Around JoyCarole King1974Album
Corazon / Creer En La Humanidad = Believe In HumanityCarole King1973Single
You Light Up My LifeCarole King1973Single
CorazonCarole King1973Single
CorazónCarole King1973Single
FantasyCarole King1973Album
You've Got A Friend = Has Conseguido A Un Amigo / So Far Away = Muy LejosCarole King1972Single
Brother, BrotherCarole King1972Single
Sweet Seasons / Brother, Brother / Pocket Money / SurelyCarole King1972Single
Rhymes & ReasonsCarole King1972Album
Sweet Seasons / Brother Brother / Pocket Money / MusicCarole King1972Single
It's Too LateCarole King1972Single
Natural Woman (The Songs Of Carole King)Carole King1972Compil.
Been To CanaanCarole King1972Single
Sweet Seasons / Pocket MoneyCarole King1972Single
You've Got A Friend / Beautiful / TapestryCarole King1972Single
Been To Canaan / Bitter With The SweetCarole King1972Single
MusicCarole King1972Single
It's Too Late / I Feel The Earth MoveCarole King1971Single
Carole KingCarole King1971Single
A King And Two JamesCarole King, James Taylor1971Album
MusicCarole King1971Album
TapestryCarole King1971Album
TapestryCarole King1971Album
You've Got A Friend / BeautifulCarole King1971Single
California ConcertCarole King1971Album
So Far Away / Smackwater JackCarole King1971Single
TapestryCarole King1971Single
Tan LejosCarole King1971Single
It's Too LateCarole King1971Single
Up On The Roof / EventuallyCarole King1970Single
Writer: Carole KingCarole King1970Album
A Road To Nowhere / Some Of Your Lovin'Carole King1966Single
He's A Bad BoyCarole King1963Single
It Might As Well Rain Until SeptemberCarole King1962Single
It Might As Well Rain Until SeptemberCarole King1962Single
School Bells Are Ringing / I Didn't Have Any Summer RomanceCarole King1962Single
Oh, Neil / A Very Special BoyCarole King1960Single
Baby Sittin'Carole King1959Single
Short Mort / Queen Of The BeachCarole King1959Single
The Right Girl / Goin' WildCarole King1958Single
Simple Things / Hold OnCarole KingSingle
California DreamCarole King & James TaylorAlbum
It Might As Well Rain Until September / There Goes My LoveCarole King / The FantasticsSingle
TV Collection 1970-1990Carole KingAlbum
Now And ForeverCarole KingSingle
Fit For A KingCarole KingAlbum
You've Got A Friend / I Feel The Earth MoveCarole KingSingle
Beautiful Carole: Live At The Greek TheatreCarole KingAlbum
Corazon / Better With The SweetCarole KingSingle
Get Down / Do It Again / Top Of The World / I Feel The Earth MoveGilbert O'Sullivan / Steely Dan / Carpenters / Carole KingSingle
I Feel The Earth MoveCarole KingSingle
Corazon / Back To CaliforniaCarole KingSingle
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