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Gerry Goffin dies

 
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:15 pm    Post subject: Gerry Goffin dies Reply with quote

Gerry Goffin writer of so many hits with his former wife Carole King died today aged 75.

Music of my pre-teen years and later!

RIP

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just amazed at some of the stuff he wrote without me even realising that it was down to him - and I like to think I know a fair amount about music Embarassed - I would imagine Carol will be very distraught tonight as they clearly had a very close relationship both professionally and personally

His music will live on for ever and that's the best epitath Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, so many good songs in the 60s were written by Goffin/King. From the wonderful 'I'm Into Something Good' to 'Up On The Roof' which Allinson played this morning, along with 'You Make Me Feel....'
I was amazed to learn only a few years ago that The Byrds' 'I Wasn't Born To Follow' from Easy Rider was one of theirs.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
His music will live on for ever and that's the best epitath Smile


It certainly is.

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