Louise Goffin

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Louise Lynn Goffin is a singer/songwriter and multi-instumentalist. Her parents are songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin.

Signed by legendary record executive Lenny Waronker to Dreamworks in 2001, Louise released her critically acclaimed CD Sometimes a Circle on Dreamworks in 2002. She’s recorded five major label records. Her debut album Kid Blue was released on Elektra/Asylum in 1979. She was the youngest artist on the soundtrack to Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Louise lived in England between 1984-1994 and made two records while signed to WEA. This Is the Place, released in 1988, includes the VH1 video hit “Bridge of Sighs”. The following UK album was recorded 1990-1 at Astoria Studios, a houseboat once owned by Charlie Chaplin, now a recording studio owned by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. The unreleased Astoria recordings include a version of the U2 song “Sweetest Thing”, with additional lyrics by Bono.

Goffin has played with other known musicians as a side-woman. She appears in Bryan Ferry’s video “I Put a Spell on You” dressed as a 1930s banjo player. She went on to play guitar on tour with Tears for Fears in 1997. The same year she released an indie single on Fish of Death Records for her band Twig.

Goffin sings on the theme song for the hit TV show Gilmore Girls, duetting with her mother on King’s song “Where You Lead”.

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