Carole King

Carole King had her first No. 1 hit in 1961, at age 18, with “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” Collaborating with former husband Gerry Goffin, the team went on to write more than two dozen chart-toppers, including “One Fine Day,” “The Loco-Motion,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” and “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman.” Her 1971 solo album, Tapestry, won four Grammys, and earned her the record for longest time an album by a female artist has remained on the Billboard Charts (six years), as well as the longest time holding the #1 position (15 consecutive weeks).

Ms. King, in addition to writing more than 100 top-selling songs has recorded 25 solo albums. In 2007 she and longtime collaborator James Taylor reunited and recorded Live at the Troubadour. Released in 2010 the album debuted at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and The Troubadour Reunion Tour became the second highest grossing Tour of that year. She has won numerous lifetime achievement honors and has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, “Hit Parade” Hall of Fame, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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evasive, cloying, and from time to time even ponderous. . . . completely oblivious memoir”