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Gerry Goffin, Carole King's Ex-Husband, Dies at 75

Gerry Goffin, Carole King's Ex-Husband, Dies at 75

Originally posted 06/20/2014 07:55AM

Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Up on the Roof" and "The Loco-Motion," died early Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.

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Hugh Jackman Will Have Great Company at the Tonys | Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman Will Have Great Company at the Tonys

Originally posted 05/28/2014 05:00AM

When it comes to showstoppers, Broadway's Tony Awards are traditionally hard to beat.

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5 Songs You Never Knew Were Written by Carole King

5 Songs You Never Knew Were Written by Carole King

Originally posted 04/29/2014 12:15PM

The Broadway musical Beautiful, based on Carole King’s life and music, was just nominated for eight Tony Awards, including a best actress nod for the show's star, Jessie Mueller. Which isn't surprising – like Jersey Boys, this jukebox musical features popular hit tunes from the '60s and '70s that were written by King, who's either written or co-written 118 songs that have made the Billboard Hot 100 since 1960.

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Who Makes Alicia Keys Almost Faint?

Alicia Keys: Carole King Almost Makes Me Faint

Originally posted 01/09/2014 04:45PM

Every year, the Recording Academy chooses a recipient for its annual MusiCares Person of the Year award, in honor of a musician's creative achievements and charitable works.

When it was announced that this year's honoree would be four-time Grammy winner Carole King, whose 1971 seminal album Tapestry has sold over 25 million copies worldwide (and who is the subject of a current Broadway musical called Beautiful), PEOPLE asked if Alicia Keys could say a few words about King, 71, whom she considers both an inspiration and a friend.

Keys, 32, herself a 14-time Grammy winner who is currently up for the R&B album of the year, readily agreed.

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