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Gerry Goffin

Louise Goffin Welcomes a Few Village People to Her Magical Music Kingdom

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

It's not often that a musician serenades an interviewer over the phone, but these were unusual circumstances.

Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, and the Persistence of Experimental Popular Music

David Galenson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

The summer of 1961 was one of my favorites: Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were hitting home runs, Whitey Ford was winning games, and "Who Put the Bomp" was a big hit on my transistor radio.

The Experimental Genius of Gerry Goffin

David Galenson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

I knew who sang the songs, so of course I knew who Bob Dylan was, and the Beatles. But I didn't know writers who didn't sing, so I didn't know who Gerry Goffin and Carole King were.

Lyricist Who Penned Dozens Of Top 40 Hits Dies

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.20.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits a...

Steve Tyrell's Nod to "Beautiful" at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Now in his tenth year performing at the Café Carlyle, Steve Tyrell started his set this week wondering why audiences rarely ask for songs by the song...

The Impact Carole King Had On Me

Roz Warren | Posted 04.19.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Carole King and Gerry Goffin, her husband and writing partner, didn't single-handedly compose the sound track to my adolescence, but it's hard to imagine coming-of-age without 'Up On The Roof,' 'Natural Woman,' and 'The Lo-co Motion.'

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical: Bright on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Woody Allen sat aisle right next to his wife Soon Yi opening night of the new musical Beautiful, about fellow Brooklynite Carole King. Well, everybody...

First Nighter: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Is Beautiful Where It Counts

David Finkle | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Before we get to what's wrong with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim, let's establish what's so right that it instantly joins the ranks of irresistible jukebox tuners Jersey Boys, Motown The Musical and Mamma Mia.

A Star Is Torn

George Heymont | Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new productions look at artists in the midst of their creative process as they work on honing their craft. In each case, the audience watches an individual follow an uncharted path.

Reissue Roundup 1: Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon and James Taylor, Plus "Astro Raph's Gangsta Sweep"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Gotta love this time of year. Some of the finest projects involving some of our greatest classic artists in every genre are strategically positioned in the marketplace trying to take advantage of what might be the last hurrah for music's brick and mortar releases.

Beautiful, the Carole King Musical Opens in San Francisco

Erika Milvy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Erika Milvy

Premiering in San Francisco before its January New York opening, Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, is yet another Juke box musical. But unlike other recent musical biographies about musical careers, the Carole King story is really about music making.

Jazzin' Around: Conversations With David Sanborn, Lee Ritenour and Kurt Elling

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Why The '60s Really Ended With Carole King's 'Too Late'

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Driving home to "Lawn Guyland" the day after graduating from Bucknell U. in Lewisburg, PA and blasting progressive rock station WNEW on the radio, I was struck by one of those other-worldly, pull-over-to-the curb musical moments.

Carole King's New Memoir: 'A Natural Woman'

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.10.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In her new memoir, "A Natural Woman," King tells her story from her modest beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable musical triumphs to the present day as a performer and activist.

Donnie Kirshner: Music, Basketball and the Manhattan Phone Book

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Success in the music business requires a certain self-promotional flair. But Don Kirshner, who died at 76 of heart failure on Martin Luther King Day, ...

'I'm a Believer': A Playlist for the Late, Great Don Kirshner

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

If you think Kirshner was just some guy who Paul Shaffer impersonated, you would be very wrong. He was a central figure in the Brill Building era that brought the world lots of the most sublime popular music of the 20th century.

Going Back: A Conversation with Phil Collins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Collins remembers, "When I was twelve or thirteen The Beatles' first album came out. They had some Motown and early soul record covers, like the Stones did. This is the music that I kind of lived my life to."

HuffPost Video Premiere: Pegi Young's "Starting Over," plus a Conversation with Jimmy Webb

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Pegi Young -- yes, wife of legendary artist Neil Young -- has a new video of her song "Starting Over" and HuffPost has the premiere of the music clip.

Songwriting Legend Ellie Greenwich Gone at 68

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ellie Greenwich became one of the U.S.'s top songwriters in the sixties, and she is most famous for having co-penned classics such as "Be My Baby" and "Chapel Of Love."