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Audio – R.I.P. Dept.: Hit Songwriter Gerry Goffin Dead at 75

Carole King and her then husband Gerry Goffin.

Songwriter Gerry Goffin, who in the late ’50s on into the ’60s collaborated on songs with his wife, a then-unknown Carole King, died today at hit home in Los Angeles, according to his wife Michelle.

Carole King Tweeted this: “Gerry Goffin 1939-2014 There are no words.”

The cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Goffin-King were one of the songwriting duos who worked out of the Brill Building in New York.

Their #1 hits included “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” recorded by the Shirelles and “The Loco-Motion,” recorded by Little Eva.

Probably their most infamous collaboration was 1962’s “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss),’ which Phil Spector produced for The Crystals.

Here’s The Guardian’s obit

Read the New York Times’ obit here.

Read Rolling Stone’s obit here.

The Shirelles, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”:

Little Eva, “The Loco-Motion”:

The Chiffons, “One Fine Day”:

The Drifters, “Up On The Roof”:

The Crystals, “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)”:

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