Posted in music on June 19, 2014

Goffin

Gerry Goffin's name was not as universally known as that of his former wife and songwriting collaborator, Carole King. But the lyrics that Goffin wrote -- for such early-rock era classics as Will You Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman and Up On the Roof -- have remained in the pop canon for decades.

Goffin -- whose death Thursday at 75 was confirmed by his current wife, Michelle -- met and married King, a budding composer, while both were teenagers. Eventually, they would write more than 50 top 40 hits, among them Little Eva's The Loco-Motion, The Drifters' Some Kind of Wonderful, the Everly Brothers' Crying In the Rain and The Monkees' Pleasant Valley Sunday. - [USA Today]

Brill Building resident and co-writer (with Carol King) of some of the most well-loved songs of the early-'60s, Gerry Goffin you will be missed, but you words live on.

Some of Goffin's most famous songs below...

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THE SHIRELLES - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Little Eva - Loco-motion

The Chiffons - One Fine Day

The Monkees - "Pleasant Valley Sunday"

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Comments (5)

one of the all-time greats.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 8:03 PM

Yeah so spell his freaking name right bv!

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 8:17 PM

I just love this band! They performed so well and they really did it with all passion in their eyes. Thanks for sharing this! Cheers!

Posted by Dr. Hicham Riba | June 20, 2014 1:11 AM

*carole king

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2014 10:10 AM

Brilliant lyricist. RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2014 11:33 AM

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