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Songwriter Gerry Goffin dies; co-wrote hits for Aretha, Whitney, more
Songwriter Gerry Goffin dies; co-wrote hits for Aretha, Whitney, more

Even if you never knew Gerry Goffin’s name, you knew some of his work. The songwriter, who died Thursday in Los Angeles at age 75, helped bring into the world three-minute American song-pillars including “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” made popular by Aretha Franklin, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” as interpreted by the Shirelles, and Whitney Houston’s career-defining “Saving All My Love for You.” As part of the storied New York songwriting hub within the Brill Building, Goffin and his longtime writing partner (and ex-wife) Carole King helped define the sound of the 1960s. When Little Eva urged the world to do “The...

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