- Gerry Goffin
Infobox Musical artist
Name = Gerry Goffin
Birth_name = Gerald Goffin
Born = birth date and age|1939|2|11
Brooklyn, New York
Gerry Goffin (born Gerald Goffin,
February 11 1939, Brooklyn, New York [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:k9fqxqy5ldte~T1 All Music Guide biography by William Ruhlmann] ] ) is an American lyricist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Famein 1990 with former songwriting partner and first wife, Carole King. As of 2008he has co-penned six Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers.
Goffin enlisted with the Marine Corps Reserve after graduating from
Brooklyn Technical High School. After spending a year at the U.S. Naval Academy, he resigned from the Navy to study chemistryat Queens College.
Marrying Carole King in 1958, he and his wife together pursued a successful songwriting career, notably as part of the famous
Brill Buildingsongwriting team. Their breakthrough hit was 1961's " Will You Love Me Tomorrow", which was recorded by The Shirellesand later, Dusty Springfield. Although they divorced in 1968, the two continued to work together for some years afterwards. They are the parents of singer-songwriter, Louise Goffin.
In addition to King, Goffin also collaborated with other songwriters, notably
Barry Mann, Russ Titelman, Barry Goldbergand Michael Masser. Works produced by these collaborations include:
*"It's Not the Spotlight" with Barry Goldberg, recorded by
*"So Sad the Song" with Michael Masser, recorded by
Gladys Knight & the Pips(nominated for a Golden Globe Award)
*"Yes I Will" with Russ Titelman, recorded by
The Hollies, The Monkeesand others
More recent works attributed to Goffin are:
*"Time, Don't Run Out On Me"; recorded by
*"A Long and Lasting Love"; recorded by
In 1995, Goffin remarried. He was one of the first people to take notice of
Kelly Clarkson's talent, and had hired her to do demo work prior to her auditioning for " American Idol" in 2001.
Today, Goffin lives and works in Los Angeles,
ongs by Goffin
* [http://www.rockhall.com/hof/inductee.asp?id=110 Rock Hall of Fame]
* [http://www.history-of-rock.com/carole_king_and_gerry_goffin.htm History of Rock]
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