Knowledge Identifier: +Carole_King
Born in 1942.
Countries: United States (67%), Idaho (7%), United Kingdom (5%)
Linked to: Billboard, ABC Afterschool Special, James Madison High School, Queens College, New York
She grew up in Brooklyn, learning the piano when four years old and in 1950, when eight, appearing on The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour with a school friend, performing "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake"
Cynthia Weil - At the ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, which was telecast on the Fuse TV cable network, songwriter Carole King inducted Mann and Weil and other songwriting colleagues from the 1950s and early 1960s, including Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, Otis Blackwell , Mort Shuman, and Jesse Stone
Don Kirshner - Kirshner achieved his first major success in the late 1950s and early 1960s as co-owner of the influential New York-based publishing company Aldon Music with partner Al Nevins, which had under contract at various times several of the most important songwriters of the so-called "Brill Building" school, including Carole King, Gerry_Goffin, Neil Sedaka, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Phil Spector, Howard Greenfield, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Jack Keller
Her first official recording was the promotional single "The Right Girl" released by ABC-Paramount in 1958, which she wrote and sung to an arrangement by Don Costa
Gerry Goffin - He married Carole King in August 1959 , and the husband-wife team pursued a successful songwriting career, notably as part of the famous Brill Building songwriting collective
Rock music - Some of the most significant girl group hits were products of the Brill Building Sound, named after the block in New York where many songwriters were based, which included the number 1 hit for the Shirelles "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" in 1960, penned by the partnership of Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Howard Greenfield - As well, Greenfield's one and only collaboration with Aldon songwriter Carole King resulted in "Crying in the Rain", a top ten hit for the Everly Brothers in 1962
Dusty Springfield - By 1968 Carole King, a songwriter whom Springfield had frequently tapped for material, had embarked on a solo singing career, while her relationship with the chart-peaking Bacharach-David partnership was floundering
James Taylor - Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the No. 3 single "Fire and Rain" and had his first No. 1 hit the following year with "You've Got a Friend", a recording of Carole King's classic song
James Taylor - Entitled "Sweet Baby James", and with the participation of Carole King, the album was released in February 1970 and was Taylor's critical and popular triumph, buoyed by the single "Fire and Rain", a song about Taylor's experience in psychiatric institutions and the suicide of his friend, Suzanne Schnerr
As a singer-songwriter, her "Tapestry" album topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years
Merrilee Rush - In 1971, Rush signed with Scepter Records and released one single, a cover of the Carole King song, "Child Of Mine"
Lou Adler - He won two Grammy Awards in 1972 in the Record of the Year category for producing "It's Too Late" by Carole King and in the Album of the Year category for "Tapestry"
In 1975, King scored songs for the animated TV production of Maurice Sendak's "Really Rosie", released as an album by the same name, with lyrics by Sendak
After relocating to Idaho in 1977, King became involved in environmental issues
King moved to Atlantic Records for "One to One" , and "Speeding Time" in 1983, which was a reunion with Tapestry-era producer Lou Adler
In 1983, she played piano in "Chains and Things" on the B.B. King album "Why I Sing The Blues"
Gerry Goffin - He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 with former songwriting partner and first wife, Carole King
In 1991, she wrote with Mariah Carey the song "If It's Over", for Carey's second album "Emotions"
Celine Dion recorded King's song "The Reason" on her 1997 album "Let's Talk About Love" with Carole King singing backup and it became a million-seller and was certified Diamond in France
Also in 2001, King composed a song for "All About Chemistry" album by Semisonic, with the band's frontman Dan Wilson
In 2003, she began campaigning for John Kerry, performing in private homes for caucus delegates during the Democratic primaries
King launched her Living Room Tour in July 2004 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago
In August 2006 the album reentered the Billboard 200 at 151
Micky Dolenz - In 2009, Micky inked a deal to record an album of the classic songs of Carole King, titled "King for a Day"
Former Monkee Micky Dolenz released "King for a Day", a tribute album consisting of songs written or co-written by King, in 2010
Carole campaigned for Idahoan Nicole Lefavour and Barack Obama in 2012
Kelly Clarkson - On February 2013, she performed "Tennessee Waltz" and "Natural Woman" at the 55th Grammy *awards as a tribute to Patti Page and a homage to Carole King
Aretha Franklin - In December 2015 Franklin gave an acclaimed performance of " A Natural Woman" at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors during the section for honoree Carole King, who co-wrote the song
She was the headline performer at the British Summer Time Festival held Hyde Park, London on July 3, 2016, playing all of "Tapestry"
On January 21, 2017, King marched in the 2017 Women's March in Stanley, Idaho, carrying a sign that said "One Small Voice
In October 2018 she released a new version of her song, One. In her first new recording since 2011, King was inspired to re-write the lyrics to her song One as "One " to reflect her dream for America on November 6th: Love won