Carole King Pens A Book
March 6, 2012 at 3:52 AM (PT)
CAROLE KING is one of the most beloved, iconic singer-songwriters of our time. Now, in her long-awaited memoir, A NATURAL WOMAN, to be published by GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING on APRIL 10th, KING tells her story -- from her beginnings in BROOKLYN through her remarkable success as one of the world’s most acclaimed musical talents to the present day as a leading performer and activist.
She talks candidly about her marriage to GERRY GOFFIN, with whom she wrote dozens of songs that hit the charts, and her own individual achievements, notably as a singer and songwriter on TAPESTRY (1971), her most successful album, which remained on the charts for more than six years, to her experiences as the mother of four children. The book will include photos from KING's childhood, her family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances over the years.
One of the most successful female singer/songwriters of her time, KING is the recipient of four GRAMMY AWARDS and was inducted into the SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME (1987), THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME (1990) and THE HIT PARADE HALL OF FAME (2009). KING holds the record for the longest time for an album by a female to remain on the charts and the longest time for an album by a female to hold the #1 position, both for TAPESTRY.