Legendary songwriter Gerry Goffin dies

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  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Funeral plans were pending today for lyricist Gerry
Goffin, who penned some of the sixties’ biggest hits, some written together
with his then wife, Carole King.
   Goffin died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles Thursday, his
wife, Michele, announced. He was 75.
   King and Goffin wrote more than 50 top-40 hits, including “A Natural
Woman,” “Take Good Care of My Baby,” “Up on the Roof,” and the smash hits
“Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “The Loco-Motion.”
   “His words expressed what so many people were feeling but didn’t know
how to say,” King in a statement.
   Born on Feb. 11, 1939, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Goffin was a chemistry major
at Queens College when he met fellow student and aspiring songwriter King. They
married in August 1959 and divorced in 1968.
   Goffin and King were admitted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987
and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
   Goffin wrote with several other collaborators, including Michael Masser,
with whom he earned an Oscar nomination for “Theme From Mahogany (Do You
Know Where You’re Going To)” sung by Diana Ross. Masser and Goffin also wrote
“Saving All My Love for You,” for which Whitney Houston won a Grammy in 1986.
   Goffin is survived by his wife, Michele, whom he married in 1995, four
daughters, a son and a brother.

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Legendary songwriter Gerry Goffin dies
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Funeral plans were pending today for lyricist Gerry Goffin, who penned some of the sixties' biggest hits, some written together with his then wife, Carole King.
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