1. Carole King tells Terry Gross about the first time she heard one of her records on the radio:

    It was ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow?’ And Gerry [Goffin] and I were in his, and what became our, ‘56 Mercury. And we’re listening to this come out of the tinny speakers. And we’re like, ‘Oh, my God, I can’t believe this.’ We were just through the roof and to the moon. It was just such a thrill.

  2. Fresh Air

    Interviews

    Carole King

    Will You Love Me Tomorrow

    The Shirelles

    One of the Best Songs Ever

  1. Carole King tells Terry Gross about writing two of the songs on her classic 1971 album Tapestry:

    I think ‘So Far Away’ and ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ were written with just [Taylor’s] voice in my brain,” she says. “I wasn’t writing for him, because God knows he didn’t need other people’s songs. But his voice was in my brain, and he had such a profound influence on my writing.

  2. Fresh Air

    Interviews

    Carole King

    Tapestry

    So Far Away

  1. I was often dismissed as being cute. And it was like, no I don’t want to be cute, I want to be beautiful and smart. And that wasn’t happened and then I connected through music. So music became a way of identifying my particular niche. How lucky for me.

    — Carole King talks about how music played a role in her earlier years.

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  1. Carole King is the guest on Fresh Air today. I asked some of my public media friends to help let people know via a sing-a-long on possibly the most hilarious medium to have a sing-a-long: Twitter. Naturally, This American Life started us off.

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  1. Today: Carole King

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  1. Winter Spring Summer and Fall
All you have to do is call…
(Carole King's our guest tomorrow)



50 people experience the seasons (by Neil)

    Winter Spring Summer and Fall

    All you have to do is call…

    (Carole King's our guest tomorrow)

    50 people experience the seasons (by Neil)

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    you've got a friend

    seasons

    photography

  1. Tomorrow: Carole King

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    so far away

  1. If you just felt the earth move under your feet, perhaps you’d enjoy this vintage Fresh Air interview with Carole King…

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    too soon?

    earthquake