Words & Music
Born in Brooklyn in 1939, Gerry Goffin met Carole King at Queens College, and their musical collaboration began almost immediately. They married in 1959, and that same year wrote their first hit song “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” (The Shirelles).
The duo penned over fifty Top 40 hits including “The Locomotion”, “Natural Woman”, and “Up On The Roof”. In 1987, Goffin and King were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
Goffin passed away on June 19, 2014. His work has left an indelible mark on pop music.