Who Just Made It Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame?
The Songwriters Hall of Fame just announced its 2020 class. Mariah Carey, Pharrell Williams, Steve Miller, Eurythmics, and The Isley Brothers lead the way.
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I want to thank @Nilerodgers and Linda Moran, the board, and all the members of the @SongwritersHOF who voted for me and express my appreciation for the music education programs they run. The SWHOF provides songwriting and music programs at NYU and USC as well as providing individual scholarships. Writing songs and playing music has been a wonderful life for me and to be inducted into a hall where @MerleHaggardofficial, Willie Dixon, @BobDylan, @_ChuckBerry, and @PaulMcCartney are in the room is an unexpected honor and I’m delighted and grateful. – Steve Read more at the link in bio.
Other inductees include William “Mickey” Stevenson who wrote Motown classics like Dancing In The Street for Martha and the Vandellas and It Takes Two for Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston. Stevenson also wrote Devil With The Blue Dress On for Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. Rick Nowels is another Hall of Famer. He co-wrote Belinda Carlisle’s Heaven Is A Place On Earth and penned Dido’s White Flag. The induction ceremony will be on June 11th.
What catches you first in a song – the lyrics or the beat? What is the lyric you mistook for something else?