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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 9 February 1942Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameCarole Klein

Mini Bio (1)

Carole King was born on February 9, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Carole Klein. She was previously married to Rick Sorenson, Rick Evers, Charles Larkey and Gerry Goffin.

Spouse (4)

Rick Sorenson (1 August 1982 - 1989) (divorced)
Rick Evers (24 August 1977 - 21 March 1978) (his death)
Charles Larkey (6 September 1970 - 1976) (divorced) (2 children)
Gerry Goffin (30 August 1959 - 1969) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

1990: Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (with Gerry Goffin).
Ranked #10 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
2001: Co-wrote two songs, "Let You Go" and "One More Time", with pop group Hanson. Neither of the songs have ever been released by King or Hanson.
1 son and 3 daughters: Levi Larkey, Louise Goffin, Molly Larky and Sherry Goffin.
She is a composer-performer who wrote numerous hit songs for other performers before achieving fame on her own with the album "Tapestry" in 1971. Among her compositions during this early period, usually written in collaboration with first husband Gerry Goffin, were "Take Good Care of My Baby", a #1 hit in 1961 for Bobby Vee; "Go Away, Little Girl", a #1 hit for both Steve Lawrence (1963) and Donny Osmond (1971); "The Loco-Motion", a #1 hit for both Little Eva (1963) and Grand Funk Railroad (1974); and "Pleasant Valley Sunday", a top-ten hit in 1967 for The Monkees. She, herself, had a top-20 hit during this period, as well, 1961's "It Might As Well Rain Until September", also co-written with Goffin.
One of music's great songwriters, her 1971 album "Tapestry" spent more than 300 weeks on the US charts.
1997: Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Ex-girlfriend of Neil Sedaka. He wrote his first hit, "Oh! Carol", for her.
Attended Queens College of the City University of New York.
Performed in concert on the Today (1952) Show, August 2, 2002. One of her guitarists was her current boyfriend, director Phil Alden Robinson. [August 2002]

Personal Quotes (2)

My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, an everlasting vision of the everchanging view.
On the performance challenges she has faced] All I needed to do was sing with conviction, speaking my truth from the heart, honestly and straightforwardly, and to offer my words, ideas and music to the audience as if it were one collective friend that I'd known for a very long time.

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