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Carole King

Carole King not only wrote many of the best-loved songs of the 1960s and ‘70s, she was a performer in her own right, winning several Grammys for her music. King wrote music both alone and in collaboration with her first husband, Gerry Goffin, penning songs like “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “The Loco-Motion,” “Take Good Care of My Baby,” and “A Natural Woman,” which brought other singers to the top of the charts. After divorcing Goffin in 1968, King began a solo career, winning four Grammys for her breakout album, Tapestry and finding great success with her later albums, Music and Wrap Around Joy. In all, King wrote or co-wrote 118 songs that made it to the top 100 on the Billboard charts, made 25 solo albums, and was named the most successful female songwriter from 1955–1999. In 1987, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2004, the Library of Congress added Tapestry to the national registry of culturally significant sound recordings. She continues to write, record, and perform music.

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Carole King, 2008
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Image of singer, songwriter, and composer Carole King, 2008.

Date of Birth
February 9, 1942
Place of Birth
Brooklyn, New York

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Carole King." (Viewed on February 19, 2019) <>.


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