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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones starts us up with a passionate performance on June 19 in Düsseldorf, Germany
Songwriter and Recording Academy Trustees Award recipient Gerry Goffin died June 19 in Los Angeles. A cause of death has not been disclosed. He was 75. Along with his then-wife and songwriting partner, GRAMMY winner Carole King, Goffin penned such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (the Shirelles), "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin), "Up On The Roof" (the Drifters), "Pleasant Valley Sunday" (the Monkees), "Crying In The Rain" (the Everly Brothers), and "The Loco-Motion" (Little Eva).
Singer/songwriter Frankie Valli of the GRAMMY-nominated quartet the Four Seasons recently participated in an installment of the GRAMMY Museum's A Conversation With series. Before an intimate audience at the Museum's Clive Davis Theater, Valli discussed his childhood in New Jersey, forming the Four Seasons and being truthful about his past for the making of the Tony-winning musical "Jersey Boys" and the upcoming film adaptation.