Eligible since: 1984 (The 1985 Induction Ceremony)
Nominated in: 1989
Previously Considered? Yes what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2032 (ranked #302) .
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|It's Too Late (1971)||☆||♫||☊|
|I Feel The Earth Move (1971)||☆||♫||☊|
|So Far Away (1971)||☆||♫||☊|
|You've Got a Friend (1971)||☆||♫||☊|
|(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (1971)||☆||♫||☊|
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She's already in as a non performer since 1990
Posted by roméo on Sunday, 11.26.06 @ 09:23am
Although she got in as part of the songwriting team Geffon/King - I think she should be inducted as a performer. Her Tapestry album was the 3rd or 4th biggest selling album in the 70's.
Yes, one album or one song is all you need to get in the Hall.
Posted by ------------- on Sunday, 06.24.07 @ 14:48pm
She should be in. She helped pave the way for the singer/songwriter movement of the 1970's. Without here James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Carly Simon and others of that ilk probably wouldn't have made such as big an impact.
Posted by Brian Washington on Saturday, 09.15.07 @ 22:21pm
Carole King's career as a solo artist has been a succesful one, being the Tapestry album, which to this day has played over 100 times in my house. Besides "Tapestry" she's done other great songs in her solo career like "Sweet Seasons", "Jazzman", and "City Streets". Her music really gives me smiles and tears. She definitely deserves to get a 2nd induction into the Hall of Fame
Posted by danny on Monday, 12.10.07 @ 17:05pm
Carole King is in the Rock Hall with Gerry Goffin as a songwriter in the non-performers category.
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 03.18.08 @ 14:49pm
If Paul Simon was inducted twice in the performs category--first as Simon & Garfunkel and then as Paul Simon, then why can't Carole King be inducted twice?
Posted by QWEDF on Saturday, 09.13.08 @ 08:21am
Did anyone say she couldn't be inducted again?!
Posted by THS on Saturday, 09.13.08 @ 08:23am
She is the greatest!!!
Posted by girlrock on Tuesday, 10.7.08 @ 22:06pm
Carole King is a fantastic song writer and Tapestry is among the greatest albums of all time. If James Taylor, who was not a rocker, is in the R&RHF ... Carole King needs to be there also.
Posted by Hank on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 14:42pm
She's in my 'why not' category, if not quite a 'no-brainer'. There's no denying her influence, both as an early r&r songwriter and as one of the pricipals of the early '70s singer-songwriter sound.
Posted by Mike on Monday, 03.15.10 @ 19:19pm
Uh, Mike...Carole King was inducted in 1990...!!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 03.15.10 @ 20:40pm
...but not as a performing artist, Guitarzan. Carole King's only been inducted (and rightfully so) under the non-performers category.
Posted by Steve Z on Monday, 03.15.10 @ 23:59pm
On the basis of "Tapestry" alone she should be inducted as a performing artist . . . that album was on the Billboard charts for YEARS! I think owning it is a requirement for citizenship in this country or something . . .
Posted by Michael on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 23:50pm
Did anyone at the Rock Hall ever say that Carole King couldn't be inducted again?
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 03.18.10 @ 09:32am
Carole King should deservedly be in the HOF as a performer already.
Posted by Matt Love on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 18:52pm
It's going to be a tough sell inducting her as a Performer when she's already in as a Non-Performer, the committee doesn't seem to like double inductees in different categories. I'm not saying she's undeserving or that it won't happen, I'm merely saying the Hall has their patterns that take a long time to change
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 07.7.10 @ 11:12am
I have a feeling Ms. King will find herself a nominee again for the 2011 class. I think the nominating committee will remember her for two reasons:
Posted by Matt Love on Monday, 07.12.10 @ 09:29am
ARTISTS INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME BY CAROLE KING
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.8.11 @ 11:34am
CAROLE KING!.ARE YOU KIDDING? IF IT WERE NOT FOR CAROLE KING THERE WOULD BE NO ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. THE LADY WROTE MOST OF THE SONGS FOLKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Jimi on Friday, 03.4.11 @ 23:18pm
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee seems sexist IMHO --very slow to acknowledge woman. Carole King deserved to be in the very first class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Forget the album sales of "Tapestry"-- it was a cultural milestone and it paved the way for virtually every other singer/songwriter who followed. Billy Joel and Elton John are quoted as saying the both used "Tapestry" as a template for when they were starting out. Carole is also cited by virtually EVERY female singer-songwriter since 1971 as being one of their primary influences including today's current queen, Adele.
Posted by Bob DiCorcia on Saturday, 05.14.11 @ 09:48am
Carole King should be in as a songwriter AND probably as an artist also.
Posted by Cokey on Sunday, 05.22.11 @ 15:27pm
If she only had Tapestry as an artist, this would still justify her place in the HOF as a performer. She also had other singles (Jazzman, Nightingale, etc) wich further reinforces an argument for her inclusion. Especially after her amazing success with her recent tour (with James Taylor) not including her has become an embarrassment -- induct her as a performer or the HOF loses even more credability with its continued slight of female performers.
Posted by Platinummm on Sunday, 07.31.11 @ 06:10am
Just google Carole King's Tapestry: Adele, Gaga, Rumer, Ben Folds, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Todd Rundgren and many more - past and present - have noted Tapestry as an inspiration. The late, great Amy Winehouse often cited Tapestry and thanked King in the liner notes of her first cd, "Frank". WInehouse' family chose "So Far Away" as the one song to memorialize their loved one. That is a perfect testament to the timelessness and impact of this album.
Posted by Cath on Tuesday, 11.15.11 @ 19:18pm
Cath, she's already been inducted into the Hall, I wouldn't hold my breathe for an induction into the Performers category.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 11.16.11 @ 15:03pm
Come on Mr Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. What is someone supposed to do? I guess i "Might as well wait until September"!
Posted by Ralph Campisi on Wednesday, 01.4.12 @ 23:21pm
She has aleady been inducted, so it's not exactly a pressing issue. I've always been curious as to who wrote what as part of the Goffin/King collaboration. On the song "Will He Still Love Me Tomorrow", for example, Geffon wrote all the lyrics. What about "Up On A Roof"?
Posted by astrodog on Wednesday, 01.4.12 @ 23:34pm
ARTISTS INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME BY CAROLE KING
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 03.21.12 @ 23:33pm
I wonder why she is not in?
Posted by Happy on Thursday, 03.22.12 @ 10:24am
Carole King gave the induction speech for songwriters Jesse Stone, Mort Shuman, Otis Blackwell, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Ellie Greenwich, and Jeff Barry in 2010, she gave the induction speech for producer, promoter and publisher Don Kirshner in 2012, and she performed for 2013 inductee, Lou Adler, who produced her album, Tapestry. Should we be reading anything into all of this. Is Carole King going to get a second induction?
Posted by Roy on Sunday, 04.21.13 @ 22:41pm
Still think she should get IN
Posted by Happy on Thursday, 09.19.13 @ 23:16pm
Carole King performed last night at the Grammys. Yes, put her in the HOF, if only as a songwriter.
Posted by Cokey on Monday, 01.27.14 @ 20:19pm
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Posted by Philip on Monday, 01.27.14 @ 23:36pm
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