Peak UK Chart Position: #6 in September 1971.

Birthday wishes to Carole King – born Carol Joan Klein, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States – who celebrates turning 75 today. King is a composer and singer-songwriter, who is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999. She also wrote 61 hits that charted in the UK, making her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts between 1952 and 2005.

Quick facts:

  • She has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting.
  • “It’s Too Late” comes from the 1971 album “Tapestry”, which topped the US album chart for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years.
  • “It’s Too Late” has seen cover versions by artists including the Isley Brothers, The Stylistics, Gloria Estefan, and most successfully by Quartz introducing Dina Carroll (UK #8 in 1991).
  • The song has been featured in Hollywood films, including “Fandango” (1985), “The Lake House” (2006), and “Invincible” (2006).

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