Gerry Goffin Dies

Songwriter and Recording Academy Trustees Award recipient dies at 75
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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).

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Frankie Valli's Truth Comes Out In Jersey Boys

GRAMMY-nominated frontman of the Four Seasons opens up about his past and the inspiration behind the new Jersey Boys film
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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.  

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Chester Bennington

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On the hunt. Chester Bennington of GRAMMY-winning band Linkin Park preys on his audience during a performance on June 18 in Burbank, Calif. 

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Jennifer Lopez And T.I.

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"Tag … you're it." Jennifer Lopez pokes fun at rapper T.I. during an appearance on "106 & Park" on June 18 in New York

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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Macklemore takes a break from popping tags as Ryan Lewis pumps up the crowd from behind the turntables during a performance on June 18 in Seattle

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Mary Lambert

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Mary Lambert keeps us warm with her sunny smile during a performance on June 18 in Los Angeles 

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Nate Ruess

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Still on fire. Nate Ruess of GRAMMY winners Fun. debuts the band's new single "Harsh Lights" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on June 18 in Orlando, Fla.  

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Horace Silver Dies

GRAMMY-nominated jazz pianist/composer dies at 85
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GRAMMY-nominated jazz pianist/composer Horace Silver died June 18 of natural causes. He was 85. Born in Norwalk, Conn., Silver is regarded as the creator of hard bop, a combination of R&B, gospel and his unique piano style. He began his career playing tenor saxophone in clubs around Connecticut until he was discovered by GRAMMY winner Stan Getz, who invited Silver to join his trio. Silver subsequently moved to New York where he performed with the likes of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Oscar Pettiford.

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Alicia Keys Is On A Mission

15-time GRAMMY winner advocates for fair compensation for all music creators at GRAMMY futureNOW music conference
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Singer/songwriter Alicia Keys recently participated in The Recording Academy New York Chapter's GRAMMY futureNOW music conference. In a keynote conversation with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, the 15-time GRAMMY winner discussed songwriting, how an evolving music industry can push artists to become more creative and her mission to advocate for fair compensation for all music professionals, among other topics.   

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