Gerry Goffin


Gerry Goffin (born February 11 1939) is an American lyricist.

Born in Brooklyn, New York he enlisted with the Marine Corps Reserve after graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School. After speding a year in the Annapolis Naval Academy he resigned from the navy to study chemistry at Queens College.

Marrying Carole King in 1959, he and his wife together pursued a successful songwriting career. Although divorcing in 1968, the two continued to work together for some years afterwards.

Among the works attributed to Goffin and King are:

Goffin also collaborated with other songwriters, notably Barry Mann, Russ Titelman, Barry Goldberg and Michael Masser. Works produced by these collaborations include:

More recent works attributed to Goffin are:

  • Tonight I Celebrate My Love
  • Time, Don't Run Out on Me
  • A Long and Lasting Love
  • Savin' All My Love for You, recorded by Whitney Houston

Today, Goffin lives and works in Los Angeles.