Gerry Goffin RIP: His Greatest Hits That Never Get Old
THE songwriting behemoth Gerry Goffin, has passed away, aged 75 in Los Angeles.
If you don’t recognise the name, you’ll recognise some of the songs he’s played a part in – ‘The Locomotion’, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ and ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’.
The Mozart of Teen Melodrama, Goffin started out in Queens and met and married Carole King. While together, they wrote some of the most evergreen music ever committed to a human ear.
In a statement King said Goffin was her “first love” and had a “profound impact” on her life. “His words expressed what so many people were feeling but didn’t know how to say,” she said.
We can all appreciate that. Goffin’s word have had a profound impact on everyone who has listened to one of his songs.
Gerry Goffin is survived by his wife, Michelle Goffin, and five children. He’s also survived by one of the most dazzling back catalogues in pop history.
With that, let us look at some of his famous hits, but also, some lesser known ones that deserve airing in respect to the great and amazingly talented man. Get the tissues ready.
Little Eva ‘Keep Your Hands Off My Baby’
Maxine Brown ‘Oh No Not My Baby’
Shirelles ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’
Dusty Springfield ‘Goin’ Back’
The Monkees ‘Pleasant Valley Sunday’
Aretha Franklin ‘You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman’
Bobby Bland ‘It’s Not The Spotlight’
Whitney Houston ‘Saving All My Love For You’
The Crystals ‘He Hit Me And It Felt Like A Kiss’
Here’s Goffin and King getting inducted to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame