Gerry Goffin

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Birthday
11, 1939
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jun 19, 2014 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
11, 1939
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jun 19, 2014 (75)

About

Carole King's husband, who wrote many of the songs that made her popular. He and King also co-wrote the #1 hit "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by the Shirelles.

Before Fame

He served in the Marine Corps and then studied at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Trivia

He contributed lyrics to many of the hit songs of other artists like Saving All My Love for You by Whitney Houston.

Family Life

He and King were married in 1959. She was 17 at the time. They divorced in 1968. They had future singer-songwriter Louise Goffin together. He remarried in 1995.

Associated With

He saw potential in Kelly Clarkson long before her career-making appearance on American Idol in 2001.