6/23/14-Goffin Tributes Continue

todayJune 23, 2014


Brian WilsonNeil Sedaka has posted a short statement on the passing of Gerry Goffin this week. Sedaka was instrumental in Carole King and Gerry Goffin’s early success. He had dated King in high school and, as he writes here, brought them to the Brill Building.
“I am saddened to hear about the passing of Gerry Goffin. We all started together in The Brill Building. As a matter of fact, I was the one who brought Gerry and Carole King up to the offices of Aldon Music where they signed with Don Kirshner and Al Nevins. I remember when we were all growing up in Brooklyn; singing on the street corners, at the local hops. Gerry was a brilliant lyricist in our business. The great ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘Up on the Roof’ and ‘Saving All My Love For You’ were over and above the typical pop song of the day. Every time one of his songs is played on the radio, he will live on. My condolences to his wife and his family.”
Other statements:
Brian Wilson: “I loved the songs Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote together ‘ a big influence for me as a young songwriter. Gerry will be missed.”
Tony Orlando: “I lost my friend Gerry Goffin today. He is no longer ‘halfway to paradise.’ He is in paradise. The world will miss this great lyricist.My sympathy and prayers go to his wife, Michele and his children. And to Carole King as well. This man was some kind of wonderful.”
Sir Tim Rice: “Oh no Gerry Goffin RIP. “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” one of the greatest songs of the 20th century + he wrote many other classics”

Written by: Barry Scott

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6/19/14-Gerry Goffin passes

Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist 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," ''Up on the Roof" and "The Loco-Motion," died early 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 […]

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