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Gerry Goffin (born Gerald Goffin, February 11, 1939, Brooklyn, New York; died 19 June 2014) was an American lyricist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 with former songwriting partner and first wife, Carole King. During his career Goffin penned seven US Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers, and a total of 59 Top 40 hits.

Goffin married Carole King in August 1959 (he was 20; she was 17), and the husband-wife team pursued a successful… read more

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  • Avatar for Bastard1
    It's mind-boggling how he was able to tap into that vulnerable place you go to when two lovers become one, when there's no reason to act all tough and "manly" to keep from being torn to pieces by a superficial world. RIP Mr. Goffin.
  • Avatar for KeithJones
    RIP; fab songwriter!
  • Avatar for Killerdwarf
    Back Room Blood is greatful !

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