Thursday, January 10, 2008

Carole King and Gerry Goffin, songwriters

Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. King has won four Grammy Awards and has been inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting, along with long-time partner Gerry Goffin.

Gerry Goffin (born February 11, 1939) is an American lyricist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 with former songwriting partner, Carole King, in 1990. Marrying Carole King in 1960, he and his wife together pursued a successful song writing career, notably as part of the famous Brill Building song writing team. Their breakthrough hit was 1961's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?", which was recorded by The Shirelles and later, Dusty Springfield. Although they divorced in 1968, the two continued to work together for some years afterwards.


"(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman" performed by Aretha Franklin
Words and Music by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, & Gerry Wexler



"Don't Bring Me Down" performed by The Animals
Words and Music by Carole King and Gerry Goffin



"Up on the Roof" performed by Viola Wills
Words and Music by Carole King and Gerry Goffin



"Pleasant Valley Sunday" performed by The Monkees
Words and Music by Carole King and Gerry Goffin



"One Fine Day" performed by Carole King
Words and Music by Carole King and Gerry Goffin


Bonus original version with Carole King on piano!

"One Fine Day" performed by The Chiffons
Words and Music by Carole King and Gerry Goffin

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