Sunday, June 22, 2014
Diana Ross: Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
When Gerry Goffin died last week most of the tributes concentrated on the teenage-pop hits that he and his then wife, Carole King, wrote in the early 1960s.
That was understandable, as those songs defined their era, but Goffin enjoyed success as a lyricist for years after that.
The film Mahogany was released in 1975. As well as starring in it, Diana Ross sang the theme song. It was one of a string of great singles she recorded in the early 1970s: Touch me in the Morning, I'm Still Waiting, Sorry Doesn't Always Make it Right, All of My Life.
Do You Know Where Your Going To, which Goffin wrote with Michael Masser, was nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar.