Goffin And King

A GERRY GOFFIN- CAROLE KING SONGBOOK

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Gerry Goffin died 19 June 2014 aged 75
Goffin and King
Oh No Not My Baby (By Maxine Brown covered by Manfred Mann)
One Fine Day – The Chiffons
Chains – The Cookies

Gerry Goffin and Carol King – Song Writers. They were married in their teens and can only be described as a phenomenon. Their first break came due to their school friend, Neil Sedaka. The whole story is narrated in the musical Beautiful and is thoroughly recommended.

The following list is not comprehensive – it is just an indication of  how influential they were in soul song writing and pop music in general:-

1 Stage Door (2:27)
2 Goin’ Back (2:28)
3 Is This What I Get for Loving You? (2:49)
4 He’s in Town (2:39)
5 Up on the Roof (2:16)
6 At the Club (2:42)
7 Wasn’t It You? (2:42)
8 Sometime in the Morning (2:43)
9 He Knows I Love Him Too Much (2:40)
10 When My Little Girl Is Smiling (2:28)
11 Heaven Is Being With You (2:02)
12 Will You Love Me Tomorrow (3:02)
13 Halfway to Paradise (2:19)
14 So This Is How Is Feels (2:15)
15 You’re My Girl (2:23)
16 Go Away Little Girl (2:13)
17 So Goes Love (2:47)
18 My Golden Chance (2:18)
19 Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) (2:47)
20 Some Kind of Wonderful (2:16)
21 Just Another Fool (2:19)
22 So I Did (1:58)
23 Man Without a Dream (3:07)
24 Beautiful (3:10)
25 So Much Love (3:10)
26 I Want to Stay Here (2:22)
27 It Might as Well Rain Until September (2:06)
28 I Need You (3:12)
29 What You Got (2:59)
30 You’re Just What I Was Looking for Today (3:51)

Carole King was born Carole Klein on 9 February 1942, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Her influence on soul music and artists was enormous.

Wikipedia: Gerry Goffin

Wikipedia: Carol King