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Songwriter & Monkees hitmaker Gerry Goffin interviewed in 1989

August 12, 2014 by  
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Famed lyricist Gerry Goffin appeared on the Headquarters radio program on WBAU-FM New York for an interview that aired on December 29, 1989. Goffin and his former songwriting partner (and ex-wife), Carole King, authored many classic Monkees songs, including “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Porpoise Song,” “A Man Without a Dream,” “Sometime in the Morning,” “Star Collector,” “Take a Giant Step,” and “I Won’t Be the Same Without Her.” Michael Nesmith worked with Goffin and King in composing “Sweet Young Thing.” Gerry passed away on June 18, 2014.

In this interview, hosts Paris Stachtiaris and John Di Maio speak with Gerry about a variety of subjects, including his early songwriting career, the Brill Building, Don Kirshner, writing with Mike Nesmith, the meanings behind “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” the psychedelia of “Porpoise Song,” and much more. Please visit my website at On Twitter:

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