Author of numerous #1 hits, including favorites such as "You've Got a Friend" and "You Make Me Feel Like." She was also a successful performer.
She was the inspiration for Neil Sedaka's hit Oh, Carol! from 1959 after the two dated in high school. She responded to the song with Oh Neil! in which she spoofed their relationship.
Her song "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" hit the charts in 1960 when she was just 18. Her most famous album was Tapestry and was released in 1971.
She has been married to Gerry Goffin, Charles Larkey, Rick Evers and Rick Sorenson, whom she divorced in 1989. She has four children: musician Louise Goffin, Sherry Goffin, artist Molly Larkey, and Levi Larkey.
She had a recurring role as Sophie Bloom on the hit TV series Gilmore Girls starring Lauren Graham.