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.
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.