CAROLE KING - AN ARTIST IS BORN - February 9, 2014

Today's special An Artist Is Born birthday shoutout goes to CAROLE KING (1942). A singer, pianist and songwriter, King has found success as a solo artist and as a songwriter for other musicians. She achieved her first number 1 hit at the age of 18, and many of her songs since then have become standards. Her 1971 album Tapestry sold over 10 million copies worldwide and is considered to be one of the greatest records of all time. She is also the winner of 4 Grammy Awards, among them Album and Song of the Year. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1990.

Other notable music birthdays today include songwriter Barry Mann (1939), Shadows drummer Brian Bennett (1940), Frankie Goes To Hollywood vocalist Holly Johnson (1960), and Skid Row bassist/songwriter Rachel Bolan (1966).