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About the Song
"It's Too Late" is one of two Grammy Award winning songs from Carole King's 1971 album, Tapestry (see 1971 in music). Toni Stern wrote the lyrics and King wrote the music. The song was covered by The Isley Brothers on their 1972 album, Brother, Brother, Brother, reaching number thirty-nine on the R&B chart, by Billy Paul on his 1972 album, 360 Degrees of Billy Paul, The Stylistics on their 1972 Round 2 album and Gloria Estefan on her 1994 album Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me. Dina Carroll also covered the song in 1991 with the band Quartz, earning her first hit; it reached #8 in the UK. Amy Grant performed "It's Too Late" on the all-star 1995 tribute album Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King. "It's Too Late" has been featured in Hollywood films, including 2006's The Lake House and Invincible. Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She was most.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She was most active as a singer during the first half of the 1970s, though she was a successful songwriter for considerably longer both before and after this period. King has won four Grammy Awards and has been inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting, along with long-time partner Gerry Goffin. "It's Too Late" is one of two Grammy Award winning songs from Carole King's 1971 album, Tapestry (see 1971 in music). Toni Stern wrote the lyrics and King wrote the music. The song was covered by The Isley Brothers on their 1972 album, Brother, Brother, Brother, reaching number thirty-nine on the R&B chart, by Billy Paul on his 1972 album, 360 Degrees of Billy Paul, The Stylistics on their 1972 Round 2 album and Gloria Estefan on her 1994 album Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me. Dina Carroll also covered the song in 1991 with the band Quartz, earning her first hit; it reached #8 in the UK. Amy Grant performed "It's Too Late" on the all-star 1995 tribute album Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King. "It's Too Late".
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