Carole King hints songwriting end

Ealing Times: Carole King is keen to write another book Carole King is keen to write another book

Carole King has revealed her music-making days may be over.

The You've Got A Friend singer-songwriter, who is now a best-selling author, said she doubts she will ever write another song and suggested that her 2010 Troubadours Reunion concert tour with James Taylor would be "a good day to go out".

"At this point I can look back at my life and career as a songwriter and say I've done everything I really wanted to do," Carole said.

"I suppose if I had a reason to, if someone said, 'I want you to write a song for this movie,' I could sit down and do that. But to just write songs and to throw them out into the marketplace, I don't think this is my time to do that."

Carole did a fair amount of touring during the past decade, but it took its toll. "I'm 70," she said. "It would be lovely to retire."

Instead, the singer is thinking about writing another book, with her memoir, A Natural Woman, fresh on the market.

"Now that I'm 70, I have bits of wisdom I can offer to a younger generation," she added.

"It's not 'This is the way it has to be,' but 'This is my experience, I hope this helps you.'"

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree