Final Number 1 hit, "Saving All My Love for You," sung by Whitney Houston.
Nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the theme from 1975's "Mahogany," as sung by Diana Ross.
First Number 1 hit, The Shirelles' "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow."
Together with then wife Carole King, Goffin became one-half of one of the most successful songwriting partnerships in the history of pop music.
Together, Goffin and King wrote over 50 Top 40 hits throughout the 1960s.
He co-wrote Whitney Houston's 1985 hit, "Saving All My Love for You."
Goffin suffered from manic depression which was brought on by his heavy use of LSD throughout the 1960s.
Early in his career, John Lennon told an interviewer that he, along with Paul McCartney, aspired to be the Goffin and King of their homeland.