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This undated image released by The O and M Company shows lyricist Gerry Goffin with his wife Michelle at the opening night of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," in New York. Goffin, ex-husband of Carole King, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75. Goffin, who married King in 1959 while both were in their teens, penned more than 50 top 40 hits, including "Pleasant Valley Sunday" for the Monkees, "Crying in the Rain" by the Everly Brothers, “Some King of Wonderful” for the Drifters and "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee. The couple divorced in 1968 but Goffin kept writing hits, including "Savin' All My Love for You" for Whitney Houston. (AP Photo/The O and M Company, Bruce Glikas)
The Cricket’s Daily 3: Farewell to a hit-making songwriter

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• Songwriting legend Gerry Goffin has died at the age of 75. Goffin and his writing partner and ex-wife Carole King wrote the hits "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" for The Shirelles, "The Loco-Motion," "(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman" and The Monkees’ "Pleasant Valley Sunday." His songs with other collaborators include Diana Ross’ "Theme From ‘Mahogany’ (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)" and Whitney Houston’s "Saving All My Love for You." [Rolling Stone]

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• "Breaking Bad" and "Orange Is the New Black" topped the list of winners for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Lifetime is prepping a TV movie about the behind-the-scenes drama among the cast of the ‘80s teen sitcom "Saved By the Bell." [Vulture]

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