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A Natural Woman

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A memoir by the iconic singer-songwriter chronicling her story from her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents, to her present day as a leading performer and activist. From her marriage to Gerry Goffin, with whom she wrote dozens of songs that hit the charts, to her own achievements, notably with 'Tapestry', which remained on the charts for more than six years, to her experiences as a mother, this memoir chronicles one of music's most successful and fascinating stars. The book includes dozens of photos from King's childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances over the years.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 36mm | 339.99g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844088863
  • 9781844088867
  • 9,098

About Carole King

Carole King is a singer, songwriter, and pianist. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. As a singer, King's album 'Tapestry' topped the U.S. album chart for fifteen weeks, in 1971, and remained on the charts for more than six years.She has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. In 2009, Carole King was inducted into the 'Hit Parade' Hall of Fame. She holds the record for the longest time for an album by a female to remain on the charts and the longest time for an album by a female to hold the No.1 position, both for 'Tapestry'.show more

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What a memoir, intelligent, honest, self-effacing, well-written * Independent * King's story is a valuable addition to the story of American rock and pop * Sunday Express * I read her memoir exclaiming, 'Oh, did she write that?' again and again * Daily Mail * 'If you've ever wanted to walk alongside a world class musician . . . this is your starting point . . . well worth the read. Just be wary not to be found singing too loudly, too badly and in public -- Cerys Matthews * The Times *show more

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