I was a little young to catch Gerry Goffin's work brand new. He and then wife Carole King wrote some of the biggest pop hits of the early 60's as part of a collection of songwriters who toiled away in the Brill Building in New York. But I certainly heard his work later. I grew up not only as a card-carrying member of the 60's TV generation but also as a huge fan of Top 40 radio. And Goffin penned songs were all over the radio back in those days. Most Top 40 stations had what they called "oldies shows" back then even if the songs they played were less than 10 years "old" I'm sure that's where I first heard tunes like "Who Put the Bomp" and "The Loco-motion" and "Take Good Care of My Baby" , Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and on and on and on. He later co-wrote classics like the "Theme from Mahogany, "Saving All My Love For You" and "I've Got To Use My Imagination"
Gerry Goffin passed away yesterday at the age of 75. Pull out your collection of 45's and I'm sure many of the labels will have his name on them. Put em on the turntable and remember.
Both the Brewers and Woodchucks kept it rolling with wins yesterday. The Crew moves on to Colorado tonight. Marco Estrada may be pitching for his job at Coors Field tonight. The Chucks host Lakeshore at Athletic Park and I'll be in the booth with Sean Kellerman tonight on Foxsports Radio AM1390 & FM 93.9 at 6:45.
The Wausau Legion baseball team hits the road this weekend. We have doubleheaders Saturday in Menominee and Sunday in Chippewa Falls. Next home game is Tuesday when powerhouse Plover comes to Athletic Park.
Songs Of The Day (from my I-pod) in memory of Gerry Goffin
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow-Shirelles (1960) a song that was pretty risque for its day...but went to #1. The first #1 song in America by an all-girl group
Take Good Care Of My Baby-Bobby Vee (1961) another #1
The Loco-Motion-Little Eva (1962) another #1 for Goffin/King sung by their babysitter