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Famed popular songwriter Gerry Goffin, 75, who with his then-wife Carole King wrote some of the most famous songs of the early 1960s, has died.He and King were part of the famed Brill Building in NYC, which turned out so many hits during that era. They and other songwriters spent much of their time penning hits for the so-called "girl groups" of the early 1960s. The two composed "The Locomotion" (Little Eva), "Crying in the Rain" (Everly Brothers), "Pleasant Valley Sunday," (The Monkees), "Chains" (The Cookies), "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (The Shirelles), "One Fine Day" (The Chiffons), and, my favorite one of all, "I'm Into Something Good," a hit for Herman's Hermits but I prefer the original version by Earl-Jean McCrea of the Cookies. . . .

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