Carole King facts for kids
King at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2012
Carol Joan Klein
February 9, 1942
|Alma mater||Queens College|
(m. 1959; div. 1968)
(m. 1970; div. 1976)
(m. 1977; died 1978)
(m. 1982; div. 1989)
|Children||4, including Louise Goffin and Molly Larkey|
Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American songwriter, and singer-songwriter. King and her writing partner Gerry Goffin wrote over twenty songs that became chart hits. Many different artists recorded her songs in the 1960s. In 1971 she wrote and recorded the album Tapestry. This became very successful, and topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks. It is one of the best selling albums of all time.
King made 25 solo albums. The album that people liked best was Tapestry. Her most recent album is Live at the Troubadour, which she made with James Taylor. This album was #4 on the charts in its first week, and has sold over 400,000 copies.
She has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into (joined) the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. In 2009, Carole King was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. Of all the albums made by women ever, Tapestry stayed on the charts for the longest time, and was the best-selling album for the longest time.
Personal life and family
King has been married four times, to Gerry Goffin, Charles Larkey, Rick Evers, and Rick Sorenson.
Her children are musicians Louise Goffin and Sherry Goffin Kondor, artist Molly Larkey, and Levi Larkey.
As of November 2018[update], King lives in Idaho.
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