We Boomers lost two music icons this week with the passing of Casey Kasem and Gerry Goffin.
I should say “pop music icons,” I suppose. But guys, Top 40 is what AM radio played before the days of FM and album rock. We cut our musical teeth on pop music of the 60s and 70s. I took my transistor radio everywhere, even on my bike, because I didn’t want to miss a musical countdown of the week’s top hits (Thanks, Casey!)
Gerry, a gifted lyricist, and his then-wife Carole King wrote some of the most unforgettable songs ever. “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” is one of my all-time favorites.
Give me a snippet of a song, and the music will transport me to another place and time. Think I’m setting the Way Back Machine to Loco-Motion Time right now.