THE B-52s, JAMES CORDEN, KENNETH GAMBLE & LEON HUFF, JENNIFER HUDSON, ROGER McGUINN, MARCUS MUMFORD, RACHEL PLATTEN, SISTER SLEDGE, JUSSIE SMOLETTE, JON VOIGHT TO PRESENT AND/OR PERFORM AT THE 2016 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME ANNUAL INDUCTION AND AWARDS GALA
Previously Announced Honorees Include Inductees Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye*, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards* and Chip Taylor and Special Award Recipients Lionel Richie, Nick Jonas and Seymour Stein
New York, NY – June 2, 2016 – The B-52s, James, Corden, Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff, Jennifer Hudson, Roger McGuinn, Marcus Mumford, Rachel Platten, Sister Sledge, Jussie Smolette and Jon Voight will either present and/or perform at the 47th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 9th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Inductees at this year’s event include Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye*, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards* and Chip Taylor. Lionel Richie will be honored with the Johnny Mercer Award. Nick Jonas will receive the Hal David Starlight Award and Seymour Stein will be awarded with the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award.
*Marvin Gaye and Bernard Edwards will be inducted posthumously
About The Songwriters Hall of Fame:
The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates songwriters, educates the public with regard to their achievements, and produces a spectrum of professional programs devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through workshops, showcases and scholarships. Out of the tens of thousands of songwriters of our era, there are approximately 400 inductees who make up the impressive roster enshrined in the Hall of Fame. The list includes Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier & Brian Holland, Smokey Robinson, Albert Hammond, Desmond Child, Paul Williams, Hal David & Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Isaac Hayes & David Porter, Richard & Robert Sherman, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora, Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, Don Schlitz, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Webb, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Diane Warren, Paul Anka, Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, Leonard Cohen, Ray Davies, Donovan, Cyndi Lauper and Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, among many others.
Full biographies and a complete list of inductees are available at the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Virtual Museum at http://songwritershalloffame.org/. Joining online is quick and easy: http://songhall.org/join
Tickets for the Songwriters Hall of Fame event begin at $1,250 each, and are available through Buckley Hall Events, 914-579-1000. Net proceeds from the event will go toward the Songwriters Hall of Fame programs. Songwriters Hall of Fame is a 501(c)3 organization. The non-deductible portion of each ticket is $170. Contributions, for which no goods or services are received in exchange, are fully tax-deductible as provided by law.