Carole King

Carole King BIOGRAPHY

Carole King

Label(s): Ode Records
Recording Years: 1970-1976

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Lou Adler told Joe Smith, "[Carole King] played me some of what ultimately became Tapestry, That was the album that excited me enough to want to go back into the studio. Tapestry maybe cost $15,000, but I doubt it was that much. I remember the first ad, 'Honesty Is Back.' The album stayed at Number 1 for fifteen weeks. The timing was right. Suddenly, the singer-songwriter was in."

Tapestry spent 302 weeks on the Billboard Pop Album Chart--almost six years.

Tapestry produced four #1 Billboard Pop singles.

The Recording Industry Association of America began issuing platinum certifications because of the high sales of Carole King's Tapestry album.

In 1971 Carole King was the first woman to receive the top four Grammy Awards for Song of the Year (You've Got a Friend), Record of the Year (It's Too Late), Album of the Year (Tapestry), and Best Pop Vocal Performance Female. She also won a Billboard Trendsetter award "for bringing personal statement songs into a pre-eminent position within the mainstream markets."

Music shipped gold in 1971.

Tapestry was ranked #36 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

In 1972, Ode Visual began developing "The Carole King TV Special." It was to be sold to a network. The project became a motion picture featurette now titled 'Carole King: 10 Years of Music" and was bought by Columbia Pictures.

A U.S. tour was planned for 1973. In May she played 13 cities. In June, her Free Concert in Central Park was filmed with the thought of using it as a television special.

SOURCES: Off the Record: An Oral History of Popular Music. Joe Smith. New York: Warner Books. 1988.
King of the Tube. Record World, August 19, 1972.
Carole King Celebrates With Film, Book. Record World, October 21, 1972.
Carole King Show Filmed. Record World, June 21, 1973.

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Carole King
   Born: Feb 09, 1942
   Instrument(s): vocals, keyboards, guitar


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Carole King DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Carole King U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
FantasyOde RecordsSP 770181973
MusicOde RecordsSP 770131971
Really RosieOde RecordsSP 770271975
Rhymes and ReasonsOde RecordsSP 770161972
TapestryOde RecordsSP 770091971
ThoroughbredOde RecordsSP 770341976
Wrap Around JoyOde RecordsSP 770241974
WriterOde RecordsSP 770061970

Carole King U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Been to Canaan/Bitter with the SweetOde Records660311972
Chicken Soup with Rice/PierreOde Records661121975
Corazon/That's How Things Go DownOde Records660391973
High Out of Time/I'd Like to Know You BetterOde Records661231975
It's Going to Take Some Time/Brother, BrotherOde Records660261972
It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth MoveOde Records660151971
Jazzman/You Go Your Way I'll Go MineOde Records660471974
Jazzman/You Go Your Way I'll Go MineOde Records661011974
Nightingale/You're Something NewOde Records661061974
Only Love Is Real/Still Here Thinking of YouOde Records661191976
So Far Away/Smackwater JackOde Records660191971
Sweet Seasons/Pocket MoneyOde Records660221972
Up On the Roof/EventuallyOde Records660061970
You Light Up My Life/Believe in HumanityOde Records660351973

Carole King U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Been to Canaan/Bitter with the Sweet197266031
Been To Canaan
Bitter With the Sweet

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Chicken Soup with Rice/Pierre197566112
Chicken Soup With Rice
Pierre

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Corazon/That's How Things Go Down197366039
Corazon
That's How Things Go Down

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fantasy1973SP 77018
Fantasy Beginning
You've Been Around Much Too Long
Being At War With Each Other
Directions
That's How Things Go Down
Weekdays
Haywood
Fantasy End
Quiet Place To Live (a)
Welfare Symphony
You Light Up My Life
Corazon
Believe In Humanity
Fantasy End

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
High Out of Time/I'd Like to Know You Better197566123
High Out Of Time
I'd Like to Know You Better

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
It's Going to Take Some Time/Brother, Brother197266026
It's Going To Take Some Time
Brother, Brother

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move197166015
It's Too Late
I Feel the Earth Move

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Jazzman/You Go Your Way I'll Go Mine197466047
Jazzman
You Go Your Way I'll Go Mine

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Jazzman/You Go Your Way I'll Go Mine197466101
You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine
Jazzman

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Music0LLP 77013
Brighter
Brother, Brother
Song Of Long Ago
Sweet Seasons
Some Kind Of Wonderful

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Music1971SP 77013
Brother, Brother
It's Going To Take Some Time
Sweet Seasons
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Surely
Carry Your Load
Music
Song Of Long Ago
Brighter
Growing Away From Me
Too Much Rain
Back To California

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Nightingale/You're Something New197466106
Nightingale
You're Something New

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Only Love Is Real/Still Here Thinking of You197666119
Only Love Is Real
Still Here Thinking Of You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Really Rosie1975SP 77027
Really Rosie
One Was Johnny
Alligators All Around
Pierre
Screaming and Yelling
Ballad Of Chicken Soup (the)
Chicken Soup With Rice
Ave. P
My Simple, Humble Neighborhood
Awful Truth (the)
Such Sufferin'
Really Rosie

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Rhymes and Reasons1972SP 77016
Come Down Easy
My My She Cries
Peace In the Valley
Feeling Sad Tonight
First Day in August (the)
Bitter With the Sweet
Goodbye Don't Mean I'm Gone
Stand Behind Me
Gotta Get Through Another Day
I Think I Can Hear You
Ferguson Road
Been To Canaan

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
So Far Away/Smackwater Jack197166019
So Far Away
Smackwater Jack

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Sweet Seasons/Pocket Money197266022
Sweet Seasons
Pocket Money

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Tapestry0LLP 77009
Where You Lead
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
You've Got a Friend
Smackwater Jack

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Tapestry1971SP 77009
I Feel the Earth Move
So Far Away
It's Too Late
Home Again
Beautiful
Way Over Yonder
You've Got a Friend
Where You Lead
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
Smackwater Jack
Tapestry
Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like a)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Thoroughbred1976SP 77034
So Many Ways
Daughter Of Light
High Out Of Time
Only Love Is Real
There's a Space Between Us
I'd Like To Know You Better
We All Have To Be Alone
Ambrosia
Still Here Thinking Of You
It's Gonna Work Out Fine

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Up On the Roof/Eventually197066006
Up On the Roof
Eventually

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Wrap Around Joy1974SP 77024
Nightingale
Change In Mind, Change of Heart
Jazzman
You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine
You're Something New
We Are All In This Together
Wrap Around Joy
You Gentle Me
My Lovin' Eyes
Sweet Adonis
Night This Side Of Dying
Best Is Yet To Come

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Writer1970SP 77006
Spaceship Races
No Easy Way Down
Child of Mine
Goin' Back
To Love
What Have You Got to Lose
Eventually
Raspberry Jam
Can't You Be Real
I Can't Hear You No More
Sweet Sweetheart
Up on the Roof

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
You Light Up My Life/Believe in Humanity197366035
You Light Up My Life
Believe In Humanity


Carole King MUSIC CHARTS

Carole King on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
FantasySP 77018Billboard Pop6
MusicSP 77013Billboard Pop1
Really RosieSP 77027Billboard Pop20
Rhymes and ReasonsSP 77016Billboard Pop2
TapestrySP 77009Billboard Pop1
ThoroughbredSP 77034Billboard Pop3
Wrap Around JoySP 77024Billboard Pop1
WriterSP 77006Billboard Pop84
US SINGLES & EPs
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Been to Canaan/Bitter with the Sweet66031Billboard Pop24
66031Billboard AC1
Corazon/That's How Things Go Down66039Billboard Pop37
66039Billboard AC5
High Out of Time/I'd Like to Know You Better66123Billboard Pop76
66123Billboard AC40
It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move66015Billboard Pop1
66015Billboard AC1
Jazzman/You Go Your Way I'll Go Mine66047Billboard Pop2
Jazzman/You Go Your Way I'll Go Mine66101Billboard Pop2
66101Billboard AC4
Nightingale/You're Something New66106Billboard Pop9
66106Billboard AC1
Only Love Is Real/Still Here Thinking of You66119Billboard Pop28
66119Billboard AC1
So Far Away/Smackwater Jack66019Billboard Pop14
66019Billboard AC3
Sweet Seasons/Pocket Money66022Billboard Pop9
66022Billboard AC2
You Light Up My Life/Believe in Humanity66035Billboard Pop28
66035Billboard AC6