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Songwriting legend Gerry Goffin dies at 75

1 of 1 Gerry Goffin at the January 2014 opening of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical on  Broadway
Gerry Goffin at the January 2014 opening of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical on Broadway

Gerry Goffin - who partnered Carole King in one of pop's greatest songwriting duos - has died at the age of 75.

Goffin was also married to King, and between them they wrote a string of hits for a variety of acts during the 1960s, including Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural WomanChains and The Loco-Motion.

After the couple split in 1968, he carried on his lyric-writing career and was involved in more than 50 hits songs, including Saving All My Love, a global success for the late Whitney Houston.

Goffin and King worked together in the legendary Brill Building in New York, which once housed a variety of music publishing houses that also produced the likes of Neil Diamond,and Neil Sedaka.

Here's one of the great Goffin-King songs, Oh Not Not My Baby. Originally a hit in 1964 for Maxine Brown, it was later recorded by the likes of Rod Stewart, Cher and Linda Ronstadt:

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