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Encyclopedia > Carole King
Carole King

Background information
Birth name Carole Klein
Born February 9, 1942 (1942-02-09) (age 65)
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genre(s) Rock, pop rock, jazz
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) Piano, vocals
Years active 1958 – present
Label(s) Rockingale
Website www.caroleking.com

Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She was most active as a singer during the first half of the 1970s, though she was a successful songwriter for considerably longer both before and after this period. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 392 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (981 × 1500 pixel, file size: 152 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “NY” redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ...


King has won four Grammy Awards and has been inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting, along with long-time partner Gerry Goffin. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Gerry Goffin (born February 11, 1939) is an American lyricist. ...

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Biography

Born Carol Klein in 1942 in Brooklyn, New York to a Jewish household, King started out playing the piano and then moved on to singing, forming a vocal quartet called the Co-Sines at James Madison High School. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... James Madison High School is a public high school located at 3787 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, and educates grades 9 through 12. ...


She attended Queens College, where she was a classmate of Neil Sedaka and inspired Sedaka's first big hit, "Oh, Carol". She wrote "Oh, Neil" in return. While attending Queens College, King befriended Paul Simon and Gerry Goffin. Queens College is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York. ... Neil Sedaka 2005 Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter often associated with the Brill Building. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... Gerry Goffin (born February 11, 1939) is an American lyricist. ...


Goffin and King soon formed a songwriting partnership, eventually marrying and having two daughters, Louise Goffin and Sherry Goffin Kondor, who also became singers. Working in the Brill Building, where chart-topping hits were churned out during the 1960s, the Goffin-King partnership first hit it big with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow". Louise Goffin is a singer who debuted on Dreamworks in 2003 with her CD Sometimes a Circle. ... The Brill Building (1930- ) in the United States is located at 1619 Broadway, in New York City, New York, just north of Times Square. ... Will You Love Me Tomorrow is the title of a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. ...


Recorded by The Shirelles, the song topped the charts in 1961; it was later covered by Dusty Springfield, Laura Branigan, Little Eva, Roberta Flack, and King herself. Another classic song written by King was the 1971 #1 US hit "You've Got a Friend". The Shirelles were an influential American girl group in the early 1960s. ... Dusty Springfield OBE (16 April 1939 - 2 March 1999) was a popular English singer whose career spanned four decades. ... Laura Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was a popular American singer/actress from Brewster, New York, best known in the U.S. for the song Gloria (1982). ... Little Eva (June 29, 1943 – April 10, 2003) was an American singer. ... Roberta Flack Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. ... Youve Got a Friend is a song from the early 1970s which marked the singer-songwriter movement. ...


In 1965, Goffin and King wrote a spec theme to Sidney Sheldon's new television series, I Dream of Jeannie, but the song was rejected in favor of an instrumental theme by Hugo Montenegro. Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was a Jewish-American screenwriter and novelist. ... For the Xbox Live pseudonym Major Nelson, see Larry Hryb. ... Hugo Montenegro (September 2, 1925 - February 6, 1981) was an American composer of film soundtracks. ...


Hits written by King and Goffin

Year Song Artist U.S. Hot 100 Cover versions
1961 "Take Good Care of My Baby" Bobby Vee #1 Dion and the Belmonts (later in 1961), Smokie (in 1981), Bobby Vinton, Stephen Collins
1961 "Will You Love Me tomorrow" Shirelles #1
1961 "Some Kind of Wonderful" The Drifters #32 Marvin Gaye (in 1968), King (in 1971); not the same song as the Grand Funk Railroad hit
1962 "Chains" The Cookies #17 The Beatles (in 1963), King (in 1980)
1962 "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby" Little Eva #12 The Beatles (in 1964, unreleased until 1994)
1962 "The Loco-Motion" Little Eva #1 The Chiffons (in 1963), Grand Funk Railroad (in 1974, #1), King (in 1980), Kylie Minogue (in 1988, #3), Tina Turner, Dwight Yoakam
1962 "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)" The Crystals The Motels (in 1982)
1962 "Go Away Little Girl" Steve Lawrence #1 Donny Osmond (in 1971, #1)
1963 "Don't Say Nothing Bad (About My Baby)" The Cookies #7
1963 "Hey Girl" Freddie Scott #10 Donny Osmond (in 1972, #9), King (in 1980), Billy Joel (in 1997)
1963 "One Fine Day" The Chiffons #5 Rita Coolidge (in 1979, #66), King (in 1980, #12), Aaron Neville (in 1993), Natalie Merchant (in 1996)
1963 "Up on the Roof" The Drifters - King (in 1970), Laura Nyro (in 1970), James Taylor (in 1979), Neil Diamond (in 1993), Billy Joe Royal, Peter Cincotti
1964 "I Can't Hear You No More" Betty Everett #66 Dusty Springfield (in 1965), King (in 1970), Helen Reddy (in 1976, #29)
1964 "I'm into Something Good" "Earl-Jean" McCrea #38 Herman's Hermits (later in 1964, #13)
1964 "Oh No Not My Baby" Maxine Brown #24 Manfred Mann (in 1965), Dusty Springfield (in 1965), Aretha Franklin (in 1970), Rod Stewart (in 1973, #59), King (in 1980 and 2001), Cher (in 1992), Linda Ronstadt (in 1994)
1966 "Don't Bring Me Down" The Animals #12 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (in 1986)
1966 "Goin' Back" Dusty Springfield - The Byrds (in 1968, #86), King (in 1980)
1967 "Pleasant Valley Sunday" The Monkees #3
1967 "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Aretha Franklin #8 King (in 1971), Laura Nyro (in 1971), Rod Stewart (in 1974), Mary J. Blige (in 1995), Celine Dion (in 1995)
1968 "Porpoise Song" The Monkees #62
1968 "Wasn't Born to Follow" The Byrds King (in 1980)
1969 "Don't Forget About Me" Dusty Springfield #64
1969 "I Can't Make It Alone" Dusty Springfield - Maria McKee (in 1993)
1970 "Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll)" Blood, Sweat & Tears #14 Dusty Springfield (in 1969, unreleased until 1999), King (in 1980)

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Mainstream success

King's own singing career, however, was slower to gain momentum. She had a modest hit singing one of her own songs in 1962 with "It Might As Well Rain Until September" (#22 in the US and a top 10 success in the UK, later a hit in Canada for Gary & Dave), but after "He's a Bad Boy" made #94 in 1963, King did not make the Hot 100 singles chart again for eight years.


After failing several times at launching a solo career, King eventually helped pioneer a record label, Tomorrow Records, divorced Goffin and married Charles Larkey (of the Myddle Class). Moving to the West Coast, Larkey, King and Danny Kortchmar formed a group called The City, which released one album, Now That Everything's Been Said, but the album was a commercial failure. King then released Writer (1970), another commercial failure. Undaunted, the following year King gave thoughtful, folk-flavored reinterpretations of some of her early pop hits as a songwriter, placing them on an album alongside new compositions. Tapestry (1971) became a turning point in her career. Danny Kootch Kortchmar (born April 6, 1946) is a guitarist and session musician. ... The City was a short-lived popular music trio consisting of Charles Larkey, bass, Danny Kortchmar, guitar and vocals, and Carole King, piano and vocals. ... Writer is a 1970 album by Carole King. ... Tapestry is a ground-breaking pop album by singer-songwriter Carole King, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ...


Tapestry

Her best-received album, Tapestry was instantly recognized as one of the landmark albums of the singer-songwriter genre of the early 1970s. With numerous hit singles, Tapestry would remain on the charts for nearly six years and sell over 10 million copies in the United States alone, an estimated 22 million world-wide, remaining her most popular album among fans and critics alike. The album garnered four Grammy Awards including Album of the Year; Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female; Record of the Year ("It's Too Late"); and Song of the Year ("You've Got a Friend"). Music (1971), Rhymes and Reasons (1972), Fantasy (1973) and Wrap Around Joy (1974) followed, each selling respectably. Tapestry was placed at #36 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of all time. [1] In addition, "It's Too Late" was placed at #469 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... زي الزفت ... Rhymes And Reasons was a 1972 album by Carole King. ... Smaug in his lair: an illustration for the fantasy The Hobbit Fantasy is a genre that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting. ... Wrap Around Joy was a 1974 album by Carole King. ... This article is about the magazine. ... This article is about the magazine. ... ...


In 1973, Carole King performed a free concert in New York City's Central Park and broke all previous records for such a concert with over 100,000 people attending. [2] (This record was subsequently broken in 1981 by Simon and Garfunkel, with 500,000 people.) New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... On September 19, 1981 the folk-rock duo Simon and Garfunkel reunited for a free concert on the Great Lawn of New Yorks Central Park attended by more than 500,000 people. ...


Wrap Around Joy

King again found major success with her 1974 album Wrap Around Joy. The album reached number #1 on the Billboard charts and only for the second time in her career she had a song reach as high as #2 on the singles chart with the big hit "Jazzman," as well as another top 10 single from the album "Nightingale." Although the album did not have the long lasting success and chart endurance of Tapestry, it was amongst King's most successful albums at the time of its release, and the singles received very strong radio play the year of its release. Wrap Around Joy was a 1974 album by Carole King. ...


Thoroughbred

Goffin and King reunited to write Thoroughbred (1975) with David Crosby, Graham Nash and James Taylor, a long-time friend of King's. Thoroughbred would be her last Gold record and major chart success. She married another songwriting partner, Rick Evers, after releasing Simple Things (1977); Evers died of a cocaine overdose one year later. Also in 1975, King scored a number of songs for the animated TV production of Maurice Sendak's work, Really Rosie. David Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Graham Nash on cover of his recording, Wild Tales, 1973 Graham William Nash (born February 2, 1942) is an English-born singer-songwriter known for his light tenor vocals and songwriting contributions in pop group The Hollies and folk-rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and as a photography collector... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... A drug overdose occurs when a drug is ingested in quantities and/or concentrations large enough to overwhelm the homeostasis of a living organism, causing severe illness or death. ... Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of childrens literature who is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963. ... Really Rosie is a musical with a book and lyrics by Maurice Sendak and music by Carole King. ...


Speeding Time to present

After releasing a collection called Speeding Time in 1983, King took a hiatus in Idaho, where she became an environmental activist. She returned to music in 1989, recording City Streets with guest Eric Clapton on two tracks, followed by Color of Your Dreams (1993), with a guest appearance by Slash of Guns N' Roses. In addition, her song "Now and Forever" is featured in the opening credits to the 1992 movie A League of Their Own. Official language(s) English [1] Capital Boise Largest city Boise Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq mi (216,632 km²)  - Width 305 miles (491 km)  - Length 479 miles (771 km)  - % water 0. ... Carole Kings 1989 Comeback Pop Rock Album This was the first album Carole King had released in 6 years in the 1980s. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is an Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Colour of Your Dreams is a Carole King album release march 16 of 1993. ... Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English/American guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... A League of Their Own is a 1992 film which tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). ...


In 1988 she starred in the off-Broadway production A Minor Incident, and in 1994 she played the role of Mrs. Johnstone on Broadway in Blood Brothers. The Lion King at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 2003 Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... For other uses, see Blood Brothers (disambiguation). ...


An all-star roster of artists paid tribute to King on the 1995 album Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King. From the album, Rod Stewart's version of "So Far Away" and Celine Dion's cover of "A Natural Woman" were both Adult Contemporary chart hits. Other artists who appeared on the album included Amy Grant ("It's Too Late"), Richard Marx ("Beautiful"), Aretha Franklin ("You've Got a Friend"), Faith Hill ("Where You Lead"), and the Bee Gees ("Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"). Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a Scottish singer and songwriter born and raised in London. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an adult contemporary singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American R&B, Pop and Gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, known professionally by her first married name Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to fellow country singer Tim McGraw. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ...


In addition to the numerous hit versions of her songs with Gerry Goffin and Tapestry Revisited, many other cover versions of King's work have appeared over the years. Most notably, "You've Got a Friend" was a smash hit for James Taylor in 1971 (in fact, just two weeks earlier King's "It's Too Late" was at number one for its fifth week on the Billboard Hot 100) and a top 40 hit for Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway that same year. Barbra Streisand had a top 40 hit with "Where You Lead" twice — by itself and as part of a live medley with "Sweet Inspiration." The Carpenters recorded King's "It's Going to Take Some Time" in 1972 and reached number 12 on the Billboard charts. Martika had a number 25 hit in 1989 with her version of "I Feel the Earth Move", and "It's Too Late" reappeared on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1995 by Gloria Estefan. Celine Dion also recorded King's song "The Reason" on her 1997 album Let's Talk About Love. James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Roberta Flack Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. ... Donny Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul musician. ... Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) She is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... The Carpenters were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. ... Marta Marrero (born May 18, 1969 in Whittier, California, USA), better known as Martika, is an American pop singer and actress. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... Lets Talk About Love was the last English-language music album to be released by Canadian singer Céline Dion before her two year hiatus. ...


In 1996 a film loosely based on her life, Grace of My Heart, was released. In the film an aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. Mirroring King's life, the film follows her from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad marriage, to her final triumph in realizing her dream to record her own hit album. Grace of My Heart is a 1996 film from writer-director Allison Anders. ...


King is very politically active in the United States Democratic Party. In 2003 she began campaigning for John Kerry, performing in private homes for caucus delegates during the Democratic primaries. On July 29, 2004, she made a short speech and sang at the Democratic National Convention, about two hours before Kerry made his acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination for President. King continued her support of Kerry throughout the general election. The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Featured at the Democratic National Convention are speeches by prominent party figures. ...


King's "Where You Lead (I Will Follow)" is the theme song to the TV series Gilmore Girls. In the theme-song version, King sings with her daughter Louise. King — who has appeared sporadically in acting roles — has guest starred three times on the show (in its second, fifth, and sixth seasons) as Sophie, the owner of the Stars Hollow music store. Gilmore Girls was an American television drama/comedy that began on October 5, 2000 and aired its final episode on May 15, 2007. ... Louise Goffin is a singer who debuted on Dreamworks in 2003 with her CD Sometimes a Circle. ... Stars Hollow is the fictional small town in the U.S. state of Connecticut that is the setting for the CW series Gilmore Girls. ...


Recent tours and releases

King launched her "Living Room Tour" (in a nod to her appearances in private homes during the Democratic primaries) on July 15, 2004, at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. That show, along with the shows at the Greek Theater (Los Angeles) in Los Angeles and the Cape Cod Melody Tent (Hyannis, Massachusetts) were recorded live and released as The Living Room Tour album on July 12, 2005. The 2005 leg of "The Living Room Tour" kicked off on July 3, 2005, in Ontario, Canada. is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Auditorium Building The Auditorium Building in Chicago, Illinois is one of the best-known designs of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Living Room Tour is a live album by Carole King released in 2005 . ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked...


In May 2007, King released "Love Makes the World: Deluxe Edition" on her own label, Rockingale Records. The 2-CD set contains a bonus disc with five additional tracks, including "Where You Lead (I Will Follow)."


Awards and recognition

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Discography

Albums

Writer is a 1970 album by Carole King. ... Tapestry is a ground-breaking pop album by singer-songwriter Carole King, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... زي الزفت ... Rhymes And Reasons was a 1972 album by Carole King. ... Fantasy was released in 1973. ... Wrap Around Joy was a 1974 album by Carole King. ... Really Rosie is a musical with a book and lyrics by Maurice Sendak and music by Carole King. ... Carole Kings 1989 Comeback Pop Rock Album This was the first album Carole King had released in 6 years in the 1980s. ... Colour of Your Dreams is a Carole King album release march 16 of 1993. ... // Track listing All songs by Carole King, except where noted. ... Love Makes the World is studio album by Carole King which was released 2001. ... The Living Room Tour is a live album by Carole King released in 2005 . ... Love Makes the World is studio album by Carole King which was released 2001. ...

Compilations

  • A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection (1968–1976) (1994)
  • Goin' Back (1998)
  • Super Hits (2000)

Singles

  • "It Might As Well Rain Until September," 1962, US #22 / UK #3 (re-charted at UK #43 in 1972)
  • "He's a Bad Boy," 1963, US #94
  • "It's Too Late" / "I Feel the Earth Move," 1971, US #1 (AC #1), Gold / UK #6
  • "So Far Away" / "Smackwater Jack," 1971, US #14 (AC #3)
  • "Sweet Seasons," 1972, US #9 (AC #2)
  • "Been to Canaan," 1972, US #24 (AC #1)
  • "Believe In Humanity," 1973, US #28
  • "You Light Up My Life," 1973, US #67 (AC #6) (different song from the Debby Boone hit)
  • "Corazón," 1973, US #37 (AC #5)
  • "Jazzman," 1974, US #2 (AC #4)
  • "Nightingale," 1975, US #10 (AC #1)
  • "Only Love Is Real," 1976, US #28 (AC #1)
  • "High Out of Time," 1976, US #76 (AC #40)
  • "Hard Rock Cafe," 1977, US #30 (AC #8)
  • "Simple Things," 1977, US AC #37
  • "Morning Sun," 1978, US AC #43
  • "One Fine Day," 1980, US #12 (AC #11)
  • "One to One," 1982, US #45 (AC #20)
  • "City Streets," 1989, US AC #14
  • "Now and Forever," 1992, US AC #18
  • "Love Makes the World," 2001

Debby Boone (born Deborah Ann Boone, on September 22, 1956) is an American singer and theater actress. ...

References

  1. ^ The RS 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
  2. ^ Carole King Artistfacts

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Carole King - Tapestry (2229 words)
Carole King's second album, Tapestry, has fulfilled the promise of her first and confirmed the fact that she is one of the most creative figures in all of pop music.
Carole herself was mixed too low on many cuts and the band would up with an unusually tinny sound, considering the kind of music they were playing.
Carole King is thoroughly involved with her music; she reaches out towards us and gives everything she has.
Carole King - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1072 words)
Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist.
In 1990, Carole King was inducted, along with Goffin, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the non-performer category for her songwriting achievements.
King launched her "Living Room Tour" (in a nod to her appearances in private homes during the Democratic primaries) on July 15, 2004, at the Auditorium Theatre (Chicago, Illinois).
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