Feb 9, 2017: Rolling Stone: 10 Songs You Didn’t Know Carole King Wrote
PLAYED BACK TO back, Carole King‘s chart entries would run about five straight hours. And those are just her hits – not to mention album tracks, B sides, and the odd flop. King’s career as a songwriter is so expansive that it dwarfs even the monster sales figures of her classic 1971 solo juggernaut, Tapestry, which currently tops 25 million and counting.
Feb 9, 1942: Carole King Klein was born in Manhattan, New York City.
February 10, 1971: "Tapestry" was released.
April 16, 1971: "It's Too Late" b/w "I Feel the Earth Move" was released on the Ode label.
June 19, 1971: King's version of "I Feel the Earth Move" peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
July 3, 1971: "Tapestry" LP hit Number one in Canada and stayed there for 9 weeks.
December 9, 1971: Carole King: Music was certified gold.
Jan 1, 1972: Carole King: Music went to No.1 on Billboard Charts.
Oct 16, 1974: King's album, Wrap Around Joy, was certified gold.
Nov 9, 1974: "Jazzman" reached #2 on Billboard Charts.
March 9, 1975: "Nightingale" peaked at # 9 on Billboard Charts.
March 7, 1976: Bruce Springsteen showed up in person at the Beacon Theatre, New York to sing "The Loco-Motion" with Carole for the night's final encore.
May 9, 1995: Gloria Estefan released her version of "It's Too Late."
Oct 24, 1995: A tribute album to Carole King, called Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King was released.
April 14, 199: Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Gloria Estefan and Carole King performed (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman during a VH1 Divas concert at the Beacon Theatre, New York.
July 29, 2004: King made a short speech and sang at the Democratic National Convention, about two hours before Kerry made his acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination for president.
March 18, 2008: King appeared on the episode of The Colbert Report.
May 22, 2013: King was awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama hosted the award concert at the White House with the President presenting the prize and reading the citation.
October 6, 2014: King performed at a Democratic fundraiser at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, attended by Vice President Joe Biden.
December 6, 2015: King was honored as a Kennedy Center Honoree.
July 3, 2016: Carole King played the Tapestry album live in its entirety for the first time at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park, London.
January 21, 2017: King marched in the 2017 Women's March in Stanley, Idaho, carrying a sign that said "One Small Voice."