Carole King

Carole King

Real Name:
Carol Joan Klein
American singer and songwriter, born February 9 1942, Brooklyn, New York City.

Formed vocal group Co-Sines in 1957 whilst at High School and adopted the stage name Carole King. Dated Neil Sedaka at this time. Met Gerry Goffin at Queens College with whom she formed a songwriting partnership and married in 1960. Their first big hit was "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by The Shirelles in 1961. Goffin and King split personally and professionally in 1968
(children: Louise Goffin, Sherry Goffin Kondor), although they did work together later on.

She formed The City with Danny Kortchmar and Charles Larkey. She married Larkey in 1968, but The City was short-lived and disbanded after one album. In 1970 she toured with James Taylor and launched her solo career with "Writer" and then the classic "Tapestry". The hit albums continued and in 1976 she divorced from Charles Larkey (children: Molly & Levi).

In 1977 she married songwriting partner Rick Evers. Evers died a year later from a heroin overdose.

She is active in environmental issues and more recently campaigned on behalf of the US Democratic Party, whilst continuing to write songs and perform.
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Carole King Discography


SP-77006 Carole King Writer: Carole King (Album) Ode Records (2) SP-77006 US 1970 Sell This Version
AMLS 996 Carole King Writer: Carole King(LP, Album) A&M Records, Ode Records (2) AMLS 996 UK 1970 Sell This Version
19154 Carole King Tapestry (Album) Ode Records (2), Ode Records (2) 19154 Colombia 1971 Sell This Version
SODL 934435, 934435 Carole King Music (Album) Ode Records (2), Ode Records (2) SODL 934435, 934435 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
8T-77016 Carole King Rhymes & Reasons (Album) Ode Records (2), Ode Records (2) 8T-77016 US 1972 Sell This Version
8Q-88018 Carole King Fantasy (Album) Ode Records (2) 8Q-88018 US 1973 Sell This Version
AMLH 677024E Carole King Wrap Around Joy (Album) Ode Records (2) AMLH 677024E South Africa 1974 Sell This Version
CS-77034 Carole King Thoroughbred (Album) Ode Records (2) CS-77034 US 1975 Sell This Version
GP-231 Carole King Really Rosie (Album) Ode Records (2), Epic GP-231 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
ST-447 Carole King Simple Things (Album) Capitol Records ST-447 Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
SW-11785 Carole King Welcome Home (Album) Avatar Records (8), Capitol Records SW-11785 US 1978 Sell This Version
2S 068 - 85.908 Carole King Touch The Sky (Album) Capitol Records 2S 068 - 85.908 France 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-86144 Carole King Pearls Songs Of Goffin And King (Album) Capitol Records 1C 064-86144 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
XSD 19344 Carole King One To One (Album) Atlantic XSD 19344 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
80118-1 Carole King Speeding Time (Album) Atlantic 80118-1 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
062-7908851 Carole King City Streets (Album) Capitol Records 062-7908851 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
PCCY-00437 Carole King Colour Of Your Dreams (Album) Kings X Records, Rhythm Safari PCCY-00437 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
407.0193 Carole King In Concert (Album) Kings X Records, Rhythm Safari 407.0193 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
EK 64942 Carole King The Carnegie Hall Concert (Album) Legacy, Ode Records (2), Epic EK 64942 US 1996 Sell This Version
013378-2ERE Carole King Love Makes The World (Album, Comp) Rockingale Records, KOCH Entertainment 013378-2ERE Europe 2001 Sell This Version
RCD2-6201-2 Carole King The Living Room Tour (Album) Rockingale Records RCD2-6201-2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
0888072330801, 0666999005763 Carole King & James Taylor (2) Carole King & James Taylor (2) - Live At The Troubadour (Album) Hear Music 0888072330801, 0666999005763 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
HRM-33313-01 Carole King A Holiday Carole (Album) Hear Music HRM-33313-01 US 2011 Sell This Version
HRM-33827-01 Carole King The Legendary Demos (Album) Hear Music HRM-33827-01 US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-9921 Carole King The Right Girl / Goin' Wild(7", Promo) ABC-Paramount 45-9921 US 1958 Sell This Version