Carole King has had quite a life in the music biz, and she has the Twitter feed to prove it. Carole’s tweets are a veritable treasure trove of vintage photography of a long and storied career. We’ve compiled a few of our favorites in honor of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical coming to the Winspear Opera House June 7 – 19.
1. This great black & white from her Laurel Canyon days
Complete with bell bottoms!
Have a lovely weekend.— Carole King (@Carole_King) May 21, 2016
Photo: Jim McCrary
Courtesy Lou Adler, Ode Records & Visuals pic.twitter.com/H1JRvp67Th
2. This intense performance shot from 1971
Straight from West Hollywood’s historic Troubadour.
3. That time tickets to a Carole King show only cost $6.50
Won’t take you too far these days.
4. With her good friend & collaborator James Taylor
James played and sang on many of Carole’s early solo recordings and the two have performed together many times over the years.
Happy Birthday dear James!
James Taylor & Carole King 1971
JamesTaylor_com</a><br><br>Photo by Michael Webb <a href="https://t.co/6DlCRBIHCZ">pic.twitter.com/6DlCRBIHCZ</a></p>— Carole King (Carole_King) March 12, 2016
5. 15-year-old Carole in 1957
2 short years before she met and married Gerry Goffin.
6. Even further back to 1946
Learning the piano at age 4.
7. This dreamy look from 1977
8. This test pressing from “Another Pleasant Valley Sunday”
Co-written with her first husband and songwriting partner Gerry Goffin and made famous by her friends The Monkees! Catch them at the Winspear Opera House June 28. Tickets and info here.
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday pic.twitter.com/bD0QfTfKnJ— Carole King (@Carole_King) February 28, 2016
9. Speaking of Gerry Goffin…
Here’s Carole setting the record straight on who he is and isn’t. Can anyone identify the non-Gerry mystery man?
Because well-meaning people keep posting this photo in honor of Gerry Goffin, I just want to clarify: pic.twitter.com/5VvSPwJX9a— Carole King (@Carole_King) February 12, 2016
10. Carole and Gerry later in life
Gerry left us just 2 short years ago. It’s nice to see that though they didn’t stay married, they did stay friends.
Remembering Gerry Goffin on his birthday. pic.twitter.com/FT0VIC8AMw— Carole King (@Carole_King) February 11, 2016
11. With legendary producer Sir George Martin and Celine Dion
Also pictured is Dion’s late husband and manager René Angélil.
R.I.P Sir George Martin.— Carole King (@Carole_King) March 9, 2016
"The Reason" co-written by
Carole_King</a>,recorded by <a href="https://twitter.com/celinedion">celinedion, produced by George Martin pic.twitter.com/JSMaGhVR4n
12. That classic smile all the way back in 1976
13. Modern day Carole King
As beautiful as ever.
Learn more about the story behind the photos when Beautiful: The Carole King Musical comes to the Winspear Opera House June 7 – 19. Tickets and info here.