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Carole King’s 1924 Steinway Piano Headed To ‘Exceptional Sale At Christie’s’ NY Auction



Carole King's Steinway piano is confirmed to be up for auction. The 1924 instrument will be featured at the Exceptional Sale at Christie's on April 20 in New York.

The annual auction has presented a wide range of unexpected objects in years past from an Apple-1 computer to a Spitfire WWII airplane.

Becky MacGuire, head of the sale, released a statement regarding next month's auction.

"The exceptional sale is our platform for... important things that are really meaningful for our culture today, and that would definitely include this piano, which has been owned and used and loved by such an amazing musician... She's so closely associated with the piano in the way that Eric Clapton is associated with the guitar," said MacGuire.

Who Is Carole King?

King is an American composer, singer, and songwriter. She has been dubbed as the most successful female songwriter during the latter half of the 20th century. Throughout her career, King has released 118 pop hits that made it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1995 and 1999.

The singer's career in the industry started in the 1960s when she and her husband, Gerry Goffin, wrote more than two dozen chart-topping songs. King has launched 25 solo albums, namely Tapestry, Music, Rhymes & Reasons, The Living Room Tour, Writer, Love Makes The World, A Holiday Carole, City Streets, Wrap Around Joy, One To One, and more.

Some of King's most famous songs include "It's Too Late," "You've Got A Friend," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "So Far Away," "I Feel The Earth Move," "A Natural Woman," "One Fine Day," "Where You Lead," "Up on the Roof," "Jazzman," "Smackwater Jack," and more.

Carole King Talks About Her Music

In 2016, King opened up about her career and said that she did not initially have the courage to write her own songs.

"I was never told, 'You can't do this because you're a woman.' I never thought about it. My parents always told me I could be anything I wanted to be. Living with Gerry in New Jersey suburbia I was surrounded by the wives of doctors, accountants, lawyers. With a pen in one hand and a baby in the other. I was a real oddity. A working woman," said King.

After divorcing Goffin in 1968, King met Toni Stern, who inspired her to write her own songs.

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