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    Unhappy Lyricist Gerry Goffin, Carole King's Ex-Husband, Dies at 75

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/gerry...usband-dies-75

    GERRY GOFFIN, CAROLE KING'S EX-HUSBAND, DIES AT 75
    By MARK KENNEDY
    — Jun. 19, 2014 5:03 PM EDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lyricist Gerry Goffin, who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Halfway to Paradise" and "The Loco-Motion," died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.

    His wife, Michelle Goffin, confirmed his death.

    Goffin, who married King in 1959 while they were in their teens, penned more than 50 top 40 hits, including "Pleasant Valley Sunday" for the Monkees, "Crying in the Rain" by the Everly Brothers, "Some Kind of Wonderful" for the Drifters and "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee. The couple divorced in 1968, but Goffin kept writing hits, including "Savin' All My Love for You" for Whitney Houston.

    King said in a statement that Goffin was her "first love" and had a profound impact on her life.

    "Gerry was a good man with a dynamic force, whose words and creative influence will resonate for generations to come," King said. "His legacy to me is our two daughters, four grandchildren, and our songs that have touched millions and millions of people, as well as a lifelong friendship."
    Together...and separately, he and Carole King wrote some of the best pop songs EVER!

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    He contributed so much to the soundtrack of our lives.
    RIP

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    Hearing this on YouTube first gives me goosebumps, then brings tears to my eyes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_cRHw8PAPA

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    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126 View Post
    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/gerry...usband-dies-75

    Together...and separately, he and Carole King wrote some of the best pop songs EVER!
    ^ Absolutely! May he rest in peace.

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    R.I.P., Gerry. So much great music.
    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”– MLK

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    While he did have a slew of great hits, he did have one or two songs which will go down in history for other reasons.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f20Oz9Yr_So

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