On this day, January 30th, 1971, New York artist Carole King’s album Tapestry is released. One of her 25 solo albums, Tapestry held the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sold 24 million copies worldwide. King was born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn. She began playing the piano and singing by the time she was eight years old. King would go on to write and perform dozens of chart hits throughout the 1960’s with her former husband, Gerry Goffin. Among the hits they co wrote together are, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday”. Goffin and King met while attendingQueens College where she also befriended Neil Sedaka and Paul Simon.