Thursday, June 19, 2014
Gerry Goffin Gone
I was a big Gene Pitney fan as a kid and bought this much more obscure single, "Every Breath I Take." Another song not often associated with the pair: The Animals' "Don't Bring Me Down." Also obscure "Goin' Back" for Dusty Springfield and the Byrds. Then there was another great song from a Byrds album that was long forgotten until it ended up in Easy Rider. They even wrote the only good Herman's Hermits tune, "Something Tells Me I'm Into Something Good."
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch