Songwriter Gerry Goffin passed away on Thursday of natural causes. He was 75.
Goffin was married to Carole King for 10 years and together they formed one of the greatest songwriting tandems in the second half of the 20th century. They met at Queens College in New York where they studied chemistry. As it turned out, their chemistry was found in music. King wrote the music while Goffin wrote the lyrics.
Less than I week ago, my Dad and I were at the Ultimate Doo-Wop Show at New York's Beacon Theatre featuring Dion. During this show, two Goffin-King songs were performed - "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" by Shirley Alston-Reeves of the Shirelles and "Up on the Roof" by Charlie Thomas' Drifters.
Let's also consider a few other Goffin-King collaborations: