'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' songwriter Gerry Goffin dies aged 75

He penned hits including 'The Locomotion' and '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman'

Legendary songwriter Gerry Goffin, wrote a string of chat-topping hits including 'The Locomotion', 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' and '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman', has died aged 75 in Los Angeles.

Goffin began writing lyrics as a boy in Queens, New York. He met composer and singer Carole King in 1958 and the pair married soon afterwards. In the ten years they were together, they penned a string of hits, including 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' for The Shirelles (which you can watch above) and 'Take Good Care Of My Baby' for Bobby Vee in 1961. They also wrote 'The Locomotion' for Little Eva in 1962 and 'Go Away Little Girl' for Steve Lawrence in 1963.

Later on, they penned 'Up On The Roof' and '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman'.

King began performing in the 1970s, with Goffin following suit in 1973 with the release of the album 'Ain't Exactly Entertainment'. However, he mostly continued his career as a lyricist.

In a statement (via BBC), King said Goffin was her "first love" and had a "profound impact" on her life. "His words expressed what so many people were feeling but didn't know how to say," she said.

After their divorce in 1968, Goffin continued writing songs, including a hit for Whitney Houston, 'Saving All My Love' for You, in 1985.

Gerry Goffin is survived by his wife, Michelle Goffin, and five children.


Read More On This Artist

More News
Zane Lowe closes final Radio 1 show with Queens Of The Stone Age track
Footage emerges of Florence + The Machine playing new songs live - watch
Super Furry Animals add second Manchester show to May tour
Kurt Cobain's childhood home up for sale
Tobias Jesso Jr. shares new song 'Without You' with Danielle Haim - listen
#thankszane trends as Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro and more pay tribute to Zane Lowe
Metallica's Lars Ulrich says band's new album is 'pretty close' to being written
50 Cent claims Suge Knight 'wanted to kill Dr Dre' in the 1990s
Antemasque throw boiling water at fans during festival performance
Björk to play first European gig since release of new album at Manchester International Festival
Left-wing writer Owen Jones to support Paloma Faith in London and Brighton
Palma Violets play raucous London show to close NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas
Secondary ticket websites promise to become more transparent
The Strokes deny rumours that they will perform at Glastonbury this year
Method Man on Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin': 'Fuck that...
Pharrell Williams: 'I was inspired by Miley Cyrus, not Marvin Gaye, when I wrote...
Major Lazer premiere new track 'Lean On', featuring DJ Snake and MØ - listen
Brandon Flowers, Norah Jones and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino to play at Brian Wilson...
Noel Gallagher mixes new tracks and old favourites at Dublin's 3Arena
Florence + The Machine debut three new songs at intimate London show
Travis Barker says Tom DeLonge 'doesn't like punk music' and that it 'was a...
SoundCloud claim to have paid $1 million to artists and labels since August

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM