Carole King Concerts 2014, 2015
Carole King Past Tour Dates
Carole King Tour Dates
Carole King is an American songwriter and singer-songwriter. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. As a singer-songwriter, her Tapestry album topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years. Her main success as a performer was in the first half of the 1970s, when she would sing her own songs, accompanying herself on the piano, in a series of albums and concerts; she had, though, been a successful songwriter for a decade previous and has continued writing for others since. She had her first number 1 hit as a songwriter in 1960 at age 18, with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", which she wrote with Goffin. In 1997, she co-wrote "The Reason", which was a hit for Celine Dion. In 2000, Joel Whitburn, a Billboard Magazine pop music researcher, named her the most successful female songwriter of 1955–99 because she wrote or co-wrote 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2005 music historian Stuart Devoy found her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts 1952-2005. King has made 25 solo albums, the most successful being Tapestry. Her most recent noncompilation album is Live at the Troubadour, a collaboration with James Taylor that reached number 4 on the charts in its first week and has sold over 600,000 copies.