DAY IN HISTORY: Singer King earns first No.1 single

CAROLE King claimed her first No.1 single as performer after releasing the double-sided hit "It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move" on June 19 1971.

The songstress was mainly know for her writing talents early in her career as she worked side-by-side with then-husband Gerry Goffin in Don Kirshner's songwriting factory Aldon Music.

During the 1960s, the 20-year-old King wrote a treasure trove of hit songs for other artists including "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "Some Kind Of Wonderful" and "Take Good Care of My Baby".

But King finally claimed glory for herself when she ushered in a new era of music with the iconic album Tapestry.

What's your favourite Carole King song?

This poll ended on 31 December 2017.

Current Results

It's Too Late

16%

I Feel The Earth Move

33%

So Far Away

16%

Nightingale

0%

One Fine Day

0%

Now And Forever

0%

Sweet Seasons

0%

You've Got A Friend

33%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Tapestry, which featured both "It's Too Late" and "I Feel The Earth Move", broke new boundaries for King and female artists in rock and roll.

"King has done for the female voice what countless singer-composers achieved years ago for the male: liberated it from technical decorum," music critic Robert Christgau one said.

Tapestry opened a new path for female voices with the likes of Carly Simon and Rickie Lee Jones following on from King's success.

However, King refused to rely on the Tapestry's success and released of a mountain of work which, at the age of 75, she still plays to audiences worldwide as an active touring artist.


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