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Music singer, songwriter and pianist Carole King pictures (pic) and photo gallery, albums covers pictures.
Born: February 9, 1942 Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Carole King was most active as a singer during the first half of the 1970s, though she was a successful songwriter for considerably longer both before and after this period. King has won four Grammy Awards and has been inducted into both the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting, along with long-time partner Gerry Goffin.
Born in 1942 in Brooklyn, New York to a Jewish household, Carole Klein (her real name) started out playing the piano and then moved on to singing, forming a vocal quartet called the Co-Sines at James Madison High School.
She attended Queens College, where she was a classmate of Neil Sedaka, who inspired his first big hit, "Oh, Carol". She wrote "Oh, Neil" in return. While attending Queens College, King befriended Paul Simon and Gerry Goffin.
Goffin and King soon formed a songwriting partnership, eventually marrying and having two daughters, Louise Goffin and Sherry Goffin Kondor, who also became singers. Working in the famous Brill Building, where chart-topping hits were churned out during the 1960s, the Goffin-King partnership first hit it big with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow".
Recorded by The Shirelles, the song topped the charts in 1961; it was later covered by Dusty Springfield, Laura Branigan, Little Eva, Roberta Flack, and King herself.