Phil Collins, Queen, Van Morrison and Little Richard will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
"This year's Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees comprise a global
representation, highlighting the universality of music," says Hal
David, Hall of Fame Chairman/CEO. "This event is very special because it's a time when premier songwriters come together to honor their own. We are looking forward to another terrific evening, one of the high points of the year."
Last year's honorees were Sting, Michael Jackson, Randy Newman, Barry Manilow, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Carole King, Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, Ed Murphy and Stephen Swid.
The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters' Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond. The NAPM/SHOF is also devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through workshops, showcases and scholarships.
Over the past 33 years, some key Songwriters¹ Hall of Fame
inductees have included Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Sir Elton John, Bernie
Taupin, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, James Brown, Curtis
Mayfield, Jim Croce, Hal David and Burt Bacharach, among many others.