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Carole King. image by Ros O'Gorman

Carole King. image by Ros O'Gorman

Carole King Retires

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on May 11, 2012

in News

Carole King has told the Associated Press that her days in music are most likely over.

Carole King. image by Ros O'Gorman

Carole King. image by Ros O'Gorman

In an article published on Thursday, King said that she probably won’t be writing or recording any more music and that her last tour, the Troubadour’s Reunion tour with James Taylor, is probably her last time on the road.

“At this point I can look back at my life and career as a songwriter and say I’ve done everything I really wanted to do,” King said.

“I suppose if I had a reason to, if someone said I want you to write a song for this movie, I could sit down and do that,” she said. “But to just write songs and to throw them out into the marketplace, I don’t think this is my time to do that.”

King’s long list of hits written for others includes Up on the Roof, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, One Fine Day, The Loco-Motion, Pleasant Valley Sunday and Take Good Care of My Baby. She had two periods to her recording career, an early attempt that produced one hit, It Might As Well Rain Until September, and the 70’s with the albums Tapestry, Music, Fantasy and three other top tens along with the hits It’s Too Late, So Far Away, Sweet Seasons, Jazzman and Nightengale.

Her autobiography, A Natural Woman: A Memoir, was released on April 10 by Grand Central Publishing.

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