They Were an Item #80


Carole King and Gerry Goffin

5 comments:

Christopher said...

wrote some of the best songs for The Monkees

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

In eerily prescient fashion, I just noted earlier this week on another blog that once you become aware of it, you start seeing King's name everywhere. To my surprise I discovered she's credited on half the records in the entire world, give or take a bazillion. The factoid that i tumbled to earlier this week was that she & Goffin co-wrote the Animals' Don’t Bring Me Down. I mean, come on. Unless you were a huge Carole King fan (I haven't been) who'd a thunk THAT? And yeah, as Christopher noted, some -- i think perhaps all -- the best Monkees songs have King's name on it.

Testify said...

Goffin and King had a tortured relationship if their songs are anything to go eg: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss) (though I believe this latter song was inspired there live in babysitter's life...this babysitter went on to become Little Eva singing Goffin/Kings Locomotion).

Personally my favourite Monkees song are by Neil Diamond and Boyce/Hart (though I s'pose you could argue the latter is a Paul Revere and the Raiders song),

No disrepect intended to Goffin/King though, I love 'em too.

bobducharme said...

And of course, They Were Collaborators.

Tom Sutpen said...

They were an early 'Collaborators' entry.

Surprising how few photos of those two are around.