Carole King was in a doo-wop group called the Co-Sines when she was a teenager. Jim McCrary hide caption

toggle caption
Jim McCrary

Carole King, From Doo-Wopper To Chart Topper

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/150287626/150335587" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Joni Mitchell strums her guitar outside the Revolution club in London, circa 1968.

Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Central Press/Getty Images

World Cafe Looks Back: '70s Singer-Songwriters

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141567128/141567751" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Carole King's new album is titled A Holiday Carole. Elissa Kline hide caption

toggle caption
Elissa Kline

A Holiday Extravaganza From World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/144071026/144071083" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

James Taylor and Carole King first collaborated 40 years ago and are now reunited for a joint tour. James O'Mara hide caption

toggle caption
James O'Mara

Carole King, James Taylor: Together, 40 Years Later

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/128359410/128365790" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Rocky Mountain Activist Carole King

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/120059429/120059383" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Timeless Reign of Carole King

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4766351/4766352" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Carole King, composing. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Evening Standard/Getty Images

'Tapestry'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1081092/88514630" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">