It was not until 10 years after her songwriting breakthrough, however, that Carole King finally fulfilled her long-held dream of having her own hit record as both singer and songwriter. On June 19, 1971, she earned her first #1 single as a performer with the double-sided hit "It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move."
Carole King - the Beatles cited her as an influence years before her chart-topping "Tapestry," which was the biggest selling album until Michael Jackson came along. If you ever want your mind blown, Google "songs written by Carole King" and get comfortable. Favorite albums: Tapestry, Rhymes & Reason, Music
Why Carole King Is The Greatest Artist Of All Time