Carole King Biography (Wikipedia)
Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American composer and singer-songwriter.
King's career began in the 1960s when she, along with her then husband Gerry Goffin, wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists, many of which have become standards. She has continued writing for other artists since then. King's success as a performer in her own right did not come until the 1970s, when she sang her own songs, accompanying herself on the piano, in a series of albums and concerts. After experiencing commercial disappointment with her debut album Writer, King scored her breakthrough with the album Tapestry, which topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years.
In 2000 Billboard pop music researcher Joel Whitburn named King the most successful female songwriter of 1955–99 because she wrote or co-wrote 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. King wrote 61 hits that charted in the UK. In 2005 music historian Stuart Devoy found her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts 1952–2005.
- The Feeling cover Carole Kinghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03v6s64.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03v6s64.jpg2016-05-15T13:01:00.000ZThe Feeling cover a Carole King classichttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03v6vr3
The Feeling cover Carole King
- David Hepworth shares his thoughts on why Tapestry was such an incredible album for Carole King...http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03sh248.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03sh248.jpg2016-05-01T15:55:00.000ZDavid Hepworth shares why he thinks Tapestry was such an incredible album for Carole Kinghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03sh24x
David Hepworth shares his thoughts on why Tapestry was such an incredible album for Carole King...
- Carole King chats to Elizabeth Alker for 6 Music Breakfasthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03lxgs9.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03lxgs9.jpg2016-03-11T09:33:00.000ZCarole King chats to Elizabeth Alker for 6 Music Breakfast about her upcoming showshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03m862q
Carole King chats to Elizabeth Alker for 6 Music Breakfast
- Why has Carole King waited until now to play Tapestry in full?http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03lxgs9.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03lxgs9.jpg2016-03-08T14:24:00.000ZShaun and Matt hear from the legend herself on her first UK gig in 17 years.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03lxgyd
Why has Carole King waited until now to play Tapestry in full?
- Katie Brayben Live in Sessionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02qksj4.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02qksj4.jpg2015-05-03T13:13:00.000ZThe star of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical performed two songs from the Olivier award winning showhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02qkskq
Katie Brayben Live in Session
- Carole King is nominated for the Singers Hall of Famehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0165pmh.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0165pmh.jpg2013-03-11T15:55:00.000ZRadio 2 listener Faye Roberts nominates Carole King for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0165pmy
Carole King is nominated for the Singers Hall of Fame
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