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Gerry Goffin, songwriting partner of Carole King, dies at 75
Gerry Goffin, songwriting partner of Carole King, dies at 75

Lyricist Gerry Goffin, whose songwriting partnership in the early 1960s with then-wife Carole King yielded some of the most indelible hits of the era, died Thursday at home in Los Angeles, said his wife, Michelle Goffin. He was 75. Michele Goffin said the death was due to natural causes. Among the hit songs Goffin wrote with King were "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," sung by Aretha Franklin; "Take Good Care of My Baby," performed by Bobby Vee; and "Up on the Roof," sung by The Drifters. But perhaps their most enduring song was their first smash hit. It was in 1960, not long after the couple had their first child. They were working for music...

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