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  Carole King and Gerry Goffin
Kirshner decided that Goffin and King were capable of running a record label and put the in charge of Dimension Records.
Goffin and King were assigned to bolster the careers of Screen Gems mediocre rooster while taking care of Kirshner's clients.
Carole King and Gerry Goffin were inducted into the Rock and Hall of Fame in 1990
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 Gerry Goffin and Carole King
The prolific duo, who remained married for much of the Sixties, even tapped their babysitter to sing one of the songs they’d written, and the result was a Number One hit and a new dance craze: “The Loco-Motion,”; by Little Eva.
Goffin and King met while attending Queens College in 1958 and spent evenings together writing songs.
They were paid a high compliment by the Beatles, who recorded their song “Chains”; (previously a hit for the Cookies) and cited Goffin-King as songwriting influences.
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 Louise Goffin: Sometimes a Circle - PopMatters Music Review
The daughter of Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Louise Goffin's new release, her first in nearly 14 years, is the latest in an increasingly lengthening line of albums by children of famous musicians, and it had to be a daunting task to step out of the shadow of her illustrious parents.
Goffin describes her album as "a humorous look at the absurdity of modern life," which perfectly encapsulates the theme of the record.
Lyrically, though, Goffin is nonetheless terrific, especially on "Clicking to the Next Slide", where she scores some points singing about a found View-Master (one of the coolest toys, ever), but lyrics are only half of the song (some might argue even less), and without a melody that grabs you, you're not left with much.
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 Songwriters Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Goffin had been writing lyrics since the age of eight but had never been able to find a collaborator with whom he could feel comfortable.
Goffin and King married in 1959 and took daytime jobs, he as an assistant chemist and she as a secretary, to support their music endeavors.
Goffin continues to be a creative force in songwriting and presently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Ellen.
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 Gerry Goffin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gerry Anderson Links News and information about Gerry Anderson and many links to Gerry Anderson sites.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Carole King and Gerry Goffin Page commemorating the duo's 1990 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Gerry Anderson FAQ Here are the answers to some of the more frequently asked questions by Gerry Anderson fans in print and on internet.
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 Louise Goffin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Louise Goffin is a singer who debuted on Dreamworks in 2003 with her CD Sometimes a Circle.
She is the daughter of Carole King and Gerry Goffin.
Louise teamed up with her mother in 2000 to help King re-record her song "Where You Lead" as the theme song for the TV show Gilmore Girls.
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 detail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gloriously produced by Gerry Goffin, with Carole King and Claus Ogermann handling the arrangements between them, the Cookies featuring prominently on many of the tracks and woodwind wizard Art Kaplan the star of the session players, Little Eva's "Llllloco-motion" LP was, indeed, some kind of wonderful.
In an attempt to fatten the group's sound, Gerry Goffin had Eva join in on the unison lead vocals, as was obvious from the very first word of the song.
That year, Goffin and King wrote excellent songs like "Oh No Not My Baby", "I Can't Hear You No More" and "They're Jealous Of Me" but, unfortunately for Eva, the powers that be at Dimension were still intent on marketing her as a singer of novelty dance tunes.
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 Metroactive Music | Gerry Goffin
FOR THOSE OF US who presumed that songwriter-turned-singer Gerry Goffin, now 50, had either died or disappeared from the planet, Back Room Blood (Adelphi/Genes) gives evidence of a welcome rejuvenation.
Goffin may have conceived it, but "Imagination" is straight owned by Knight and her harmonizing cousins.)
If this is true, Goffin, like the rest of us unforgiving bastards, sure knows how to nurse a grudge.
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 GOFFIN, Gerry : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
After divorce from King '68 his output slowed down due to frustration with music business, also depression and ill health; while King's subsequent songs were sometimes criticized for wide-eyed optimism, Goffin's post-'60s lyrics were often pessimistic.
His most ambitious work ('Audience For My Pain') was too intense for the pop market and might have done better in a theatrical setting, but TV was killing musical theatre without replacing it.
Louise Goffin's album Kid Blue '79 on Asylum in USA reached no. 87.
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 Gerry Goffin -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gerry Goffin (born February 11 1939) is an (A native or inhabitant of the United States) American (A person who writes the words for songs) lyricist.
Goffin also collaborated with other songwriters, notably (Click link for more info and facts about Barry Mann) Barry Mann, Russ Titelman, Barry Goldberg and Michael Masser.
Today, Goffin lives and works in (A city in southern California; motion picture capital of the world; most populous city of California and second largest in the United States) Los Angeles.
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 Gerry Goffin and Carole King
After their college days had ended, the newlywed couple got hired by Don Kirshner to write songs for his Brill Building song publishing firm, Aldon Music.
With King composing music on piano and Goffin penning lyrics, the pair banged out hits to order from a cubicle in a work environment that has all but vanished from the music business.
Goffin continued to write for and with others, while King evolved into a masterful interpreter of her own increasingly mature songs.
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 Rarebird's Spotlight Album Review #3: Gerry Goffin "It Ain't Exactly Entertainment"
Her partner in that endeavor was her then-husband Gerry Goffin, from whom she was divorced by the time she found her own fame.
After it became fashionable for musicians to write their own songs, King was able to join and stand out among the multitude of singer-songwriters, but Goffin has since achieved far less fame than his ex-wife.
Goffin has an offbeat and somewhat boozy-sounding sense of humor, as evidenced by the first two tracks and "The Last Cha Cha on Jackson Highway".
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 CMT.com : Gerry Goffin : Biography
Gerry Goffin began writing lyrics as a boy in Queens, New York.
Among their many other hits were "Up On the Roof" and "(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman." The arrival of the Beatles in the U.S. in 1964 led to a trend toward singers writing their own songs, one that King took advantage of in the 1970s.
Goffin, too, turned to performing with the release of the album It Ain't Exactly Entertainment in 1973, but more often, he continued to work as a lyricist.
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 Louise Goffin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Some of the rules Goffin is breaking were handed down from the Tin Pan Alley masters to her parents, revered songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin.
Goffin says a special trip with her mother, however, helped her overcome her reticence and cemented her musical ambitions.
Goffin says of the album's subsequent path: "[DreamWorks principal] Lenny Waronker, who signed me, heard the masters by coincidence and just loved them, so he wanted to meet me. I was eight-and-a-half-months pregnant - I looked like I'd swallowed a planet.
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 Flak Magazine: Review of Louise Goffin's Sometimes A Circle, 04-09-02
As the daughter of Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Louise Goffin must have some measure of help based on her bloodline in reaching the release of Sometimes A Circle, her de facto debut record after a couple of long-forgotten efforts in the early '80s.
Still, Goffin has a lot to live up to: Her parents stand without hyperbole among the greatest popular songwriting teams of the past 50 years, alongside Bacharach-David, Lennon-McCartney and Holland-Dozier-Holland.
In fact, just as Goffin hits her stride, vamping it up in a style familiar to fans of the semi-obscure Shivaree, Circle shifts gears, just like when albums used to have sides.
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 hip online: artists: louise goffin
Her mom is the world-renowned Carole King and her father, Gerry Goffin, co-wrote many of her hits.
With her Rickie Lee Jones flavor, Goffin doesn't sound like her mother at all, and believe me it's not a bad thing.
Goffin's voice is cut like sand paper but worn worth.
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 Artists Covered by the Byrds E - G
The Byrds recorded two of their songs on Notorious Byrd Brothers: "Goin' Back" and "Wasn't Born to Follow." It says a lot for the quality of their songwriting that despite being written by a pair of Brill Building pop writers, the latter song was considered sufficiently hip to appear on the soundtrack to Easy Rider.
Goffin and King divorced in the late '60s.
Goffin continued to write with others, and King launched her career as a singer-songwriter, which culminated with the enormously popular album Tapestry (Ode, 1971).
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Louise Goffin likens the feeling of making her solo album, "Sometimes a Circle" (due Feb. 26 via DreamWorks), to a person who has worn tight clothes his or her entire life, and then suddenly puts on something comfortable.
Goffin, the daughter of legendary songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin, had been expressing her musicality with several experimental bands before finally going solo in the late '90s.
Goffin says, "When DreamWorks was interested, it all changed for me. [Waronker's] not signing things that he thinks are fast money.
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 Carole King
She cut a few singles in the late 50's and early 60s, but first made a name for herself as a songwriter, working with lyricist/husband Gerry Goffin: they cranked out hits for a plethora of acts, and even turned their babysitter into a recording star when they wrote "Locomotion" for Little Eva.
And "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?," originally written by King and ex-husband Gerry Goffin for the Shirelles, is a high point not just of the record, but perhaps of the entire soft-rock movement - it features both James Taylor and Joni Mitchell on superb background harmonies.
Gerry Goffin came back to write lyrics on half the tracks, but she wrote the moderately successful single, "Only Love Is Real." This was another solid commercial success, and fans won't go far wrong, but there's nothing here she hasn't done better somewhere else.
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 Gerry Goffin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Carole King and Gerry Goffin, a young married couple still in their teens, shared an instinct for classic pop song construction, but it was King's lifelong desire for a career in music that convinced Gerry to give it a try.
Kirshner decided that Goffin and King were capable of running a record label and put them in charge of Dimension Records.
Goffin's song "Loco-Motion" was used in HONEY, I BLEW UP THE KID (1992).
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 Carole King News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gerry Goffin and Joni Mitchell were among those record biz types and critics who voted in the latest poll.
She rose to the top of the charts with Goffin and King's "The Loco-motion" and was an overnight sensation back in the innocent 1962 heyday of rock and roll, and just as quickly, she faded away but, her legend will forever live in the hearts of millions of Baby Boomers.
A favorite part was Carole and Gerry and Barry and Cynthia sitting at a kitchen table reminiscing (later found out it was the Mann/Weil kitchen table!) Gerry Goffin, whom I always suspected had a dark and possibly smart-ass personality, turned out to be loveable.
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 Encyclopedia: Gerry Goffin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 Gerry Goffin Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 GRAMMY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jazz producer Orrin Keepnews, songwriting team Gerry Goffin and Carole King, and pianist/radio host Marian McPartland will be honored with Trustees Awards.
In addition to an extremely successful songwriting career as a team, both Goffin and King have earned accolades as singer/songwriters in their own rights.
In 1990, Goffin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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 Little Eva Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Eva became the regular babysitter for Louise Goffin, daughter of Brill Building songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
Carole King was working out a song on the piano one day when Eva began a dance step, giving Gerry Goffin the idea for some lyrics.
Goffin and King brought Eva to the studio to record the song, backed by the Cookies and some inspired saxophone music.
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 Buy Carole King Tickets - Cheap Carole King Concert Shows Tickets At Onlineseats
Goffin and King soon formed a songwriting partnership, eventually marrying, working in the famous Brill Building, where chart-topping hits were churned out during the 1950s and early 1960s.
Goffin and King reunited to write Thoroughbred (1975) with David Crosby, Graham Nash and James Taylor, a long-time friend of King's.
Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter, most active as a singer during the early to mid 1970s, and active as a successful songwriter considerably longer both before and after her period as a popular singer.
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 Goffin and King: Great Chemistry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
OF ALL the songwriting teams that churned out hits during the Brill Building era, Gerry Goffin and Carole King were among the most prolific and successful.
Goffin wrote lyrics and King wrote music, and from 1960 to '65 the married couple achieved more than 100 substantial hit records, including "Up on the Roof," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "One Fine Day," "Take Good Care of My Baby" and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"
Goffin, 57, has just released a rock and blues album of politically oriented songs called "Back Room Blood" on Adelphi Records.
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 Carole King
Carole was fascinated by the creativity of the composing team of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, and she made it a point to attend as many of DJ Alan Freed's local Rock 'N' Roll shows as she could.
In the mid-1960s she and Goffin, along with columnist Al Aronowitz founded their own record label, Tomorrow Records but the project ended when their marriage dissolved.
1980's "Pearls", a collection of performances of songs written during her partnership with Goffin, was her last significant hit, and King soon moved to a tiny mountain village in Idaho, where she became active in the environmental movement.
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