Gerry Goffin

1939 - 2014

Gerry Goffin

Gerald Goffin (February 11, 1939 – June 19, 2014) was an American lyricist. Collaborating initially with his first wife, Carole King, he co-wrote many international pop hits of the early and mid-1960s, including the US No.1 hits "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "Take Good Care of My Baby", "The Loco-Motion", and "Go Away Little Girl". It was later said of Goffin that his gift was "to find words that expressed what many young people were feeling but were unable to articulate."After he and King divorced, Goffin wrote with other composers, including Barry Goldberg and Michael Masser, with whom he wrote "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" and "Saving All My Love for You", also No.1 hits. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerry Goffin has received more than 1,677,691 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,274th most popular singer.

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Among singers, Gerry Goffin ranks 1,281 out of 3,001Before him are Lyle Lovett, Edwin Starr, Rickie Lee Jones, Hari Varešanović, Álvaro Soler, and Alma Cogan. After him are Helen Shapiro, Yuri Shevchuk, Leroy Carr, Candan Erçetin, Dannii Minogue, and Florence Ballard.

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Among people born in 1939, Gerry Goffin ranks 327Before him are Walt Bellamy, George M. Whitesides, Yoshinobu Miyake, Margaret Drabble, Nur Misuari, and Józef Grudzień. After him are Pierluigi Pizzaballa, George Cohen, John M. Fabian, Sante Gaiardoni, Don Williams, and Clarence Williams III. Among people deceased in 2014, Gerry Goffin ranks 304Before him are Elaine Stritch, Leonid Stadnyk, Dave Legeno, Dorothy Cheney, Klas Ingesson, and A. N. R. Robinson. After him are Odd Iversen, Jonathan Williams, Željko Šturanović, Alice Coachman, Roger Lloyd-Pack, and Andriy Bal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gerry Goffin ranks 6,503 out of 12,171Before him are Alan Ball (1957), Hamilton Fish (1808), Stephen Dorff (1973), Rogers Hornsby (1896), Ramsey Clark (1927), and John Norman (1931). After him are Vera-Ellen (1921), David Blatt (1959), Jennifer Batten (1957), Kathryn Grayson (1922), Ken Davitian (1953), and Leroy Carr (1905).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Gerry Goffin ranks 349Before him are Eddie Floyd (null), Richard Hell (1949), Bebe Rexha (1989), Lyle Lovett (1957), Edwin Starr (1942), and Rickie Lee Jones (1954). After him are Leroy Carr (1905), Florence Ballard (1943), AJ McLean (1978), Sheila E. (1957), George Thorogood (1950), and Method Man (1971).