Carole King hints songwriting end

11:45am Friday 11th May 2012

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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.'"

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