King, Carole

King, Carole

(1941–  ) composer-lyricist; born in New York City. Inspired by 1950s rock, she began writing songs in high school. Working with husband-lyricist Gerry Goffin, she wrote some of the biggest hits of the pre-Beatles era including "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" (1960) and "Up On The Roof" (1962). In 1970 she began performing her own songs and went on to make several gold albums, including Tapestry (1971), winner of four Grammy Awards, and Carole King—Her Greatest Hits (1978).