The book ‘A Natural Woman’ is a memoir by Carole King, which portrays her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world’s most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time.
The book reveals the evolution of a musical genius, from a shy New York girl to a writer and performer of outstanding songs.
A Natural Woman chronicles King’s extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful one album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, King’s long-awaited memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend. The book includes dozens of photos from King’s childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances.
Carole King is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She was most active as a singer during the first half of the 1970s, though she was a successful songwriter for considerably longer both before and after this period.
She has won four Grammy Awards and has been inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting, along with long-time partner Gerry Goffin.
She had her first hit as a songwriter in 1960 at age 18 which was “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”
Her album Tapestry once held the record for the longest time an album by a solo female artist remained at number one until it was first broken by Whitney Houston for the album The Bodyguard.
Compiled by Doreen Umutesi