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.