Carole King
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1942-02-09
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Carole King

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.

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It Might As Well Rain Until September
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It Might As Well Rain Until September
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Will You Still Love Me
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(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
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You've Got a Friend
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You've Got a Friend
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You Make Me Feel
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You Make Me Feel
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There's A Space Between Us
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There's A Space Between Us
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Will You Love Me Tomorrow
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