Gerry Goffin

Gerry Goffin ( born February 11, 1939 in New York City ) is a songwriter of the Brill Building, which had its heyday in the 1960s.

Goffin grew up in Queens, New York, where he very early began to write lyrics. In 1958 he learned in college Carole King, whom he later married and with whom he joined a songwriting duo. In addition to classics like Up On The Roof and ( You Make Feel Like A) Natural Woman the two together, the four number - one hits Will You Love Me Tomorrow registered for the Shirelles, Take Good Care Of My Baby for Bobby Vee (both 1961), The Loco -Motion for Little Eva (1962) and Go Away Little Girl Steve Lawrence ( 1963). As King strove for a solo career in the 1970s, ended the partnership of the two.

Also Goffin published in 1973 a solo album in the form of It Is not Exactly Entertainment, but otherwise he continued to focus on writing lyrics. In 1976 he was for Diana Ross' number 1 hit Theme From Mahogany ( Do You Know Where You're Going To? ), Which he had co-written by Michael Masser, nominated for an Academy Award. With Whitney Houston Saving All My Love For You came in 1985 another Goffin / Masser - composition at the top of the charts.

1990 Goffin was recorded with King in the non- performer category in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With Backroom Blood was released in 1996 his second solo album.

  • Born in 1939
  • Songwriter
  • Man
  • Pop singer
  • Americans
  • Grammy winner