Sad to learn today of the death of Gerry Goffin. Along with lyricist and one-time wife Carol King, Goffin and King wrote a whole stream of successful hit tunes performed by Diana Ross, The Everly Brothers, The Shirelles, Bobby Vee, Whitney Houston, and Gladys Knight and the Pips amongst others.
Captain Beefheart -Camper Van Beethoven -Peter White -Chris Rea -Brand X -Rick Springfield -Mogwai -Jack Bruce -Robbie Robertson -Box Car Racer -Neil Cowley Trio -Angels & Airwaves -Bonzo Dog Band -Beach Boys -Jeff Beck -Be Bop Deluxe -Bauhaus -Kevin Ayers -Audience -Santana -David Sancious -Cream -Beatles -Bajofondo -Jonny Lang -Caravan -Rainer Ptacek -John Peel tapes -Mahavishnu Orchestra -Arcwelder -AC/DC
Lorin Maazel, the first American and the first Jew in the postwar period to conduct at Bayreuth has passed away at the age of 84. We also lost Claudio Abbado back in January; it's not been a good year for the giants of the baton thus far.
I didn't used to need the internet, my wife knew everything.