It was not until 10 years after her songwriting breakthrough, however, that Carole King finally fulfilled her long-held dream of having her own hit record as both singer and songwriter. On June 19, 1971, she earned her first #1 single as a performer with the double-sided hit "It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move."
Carole King - the Beatles cited her as an influence years before her chart-topping "Tapestry," which was the biggest selling album until Michael Jackson came along. If you ever want your mind blown, Google "songs written by Carole King" and get comfortable. Favorite albums: Tapestry, Rhymes & Reason, Music
Carole King made her name in the Brill Building scene with husband Gerry Goff writing timeless american classics such as "Will you still love me tomorrow?", but it wasn't until she moved to Laurel Canyon and got her hippie on and recorded Tapestry that she really blossomed and became the real Carole King we all know and love