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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hollywood Walk of Fame

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is comprised of more than 2400 stars awarded to people in the entertainment industry for motion pictures, television, theater, recording, and radio. E.M. Stuart, the volunteer president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, is credited with conceiving the idea in 1953. The design for the star was approved by 1956 and between then and 1957 more than 1500 honorees were selected by a committee representing the different entertainment industries. Here’s a complete list of all those artists recognized with a musical star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame from 1957 through 2017:


A


B


C


D


E

  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Billy Eckstine
  • Nelson Eddy
  • Duke Ellington
  • Mama Cass Elliot (2016)
  • Mischa Elman
  • Emilio Estefan Jr.
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Ray Evans
  • The Everly Brothers

F


G

  • Kenny G
  • Juan Gabriel
  • Amelita Galli-Curci
  • Judy Garland
  • Erroll Garner
  • Lucho Gatrica
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Crystal Gayle
  • George Gershwin
  • Ira Gershwin
  • Georgia Gibbs
  • Beniamino Gigli
  • Vince Gill
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Mickey Gilley
  • Jackie Gleason
  • Arthur Godfrey
  • The Go-Go's
  • Ernest Gold
  • Jerry Goldsmith (2017)
  • Al Goodman
  • Benny Goodman
  • Berry Gordy Jr.
  • Eydie Gormé
  • Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (2015)
  • Morton Gould
  • Robert Goulet
  • Amy Grant
  • Glen Gray

H


I

  • Ice Cube (2017)
  • Julio Iglesias
  • Pedro Infante
  • Jose Iturbi

J


K

  • Kitty Kallen
  • Danny Kaye
  • Sammy Kaye
  • KC & The Sunshine Band
  • Stan Kenton
  • B.B. King
  • Pee Wee King
  • Dorothy Kirsten
  • Kiss
  • Eartha Kitt
  • Evelyn Knight
  • Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • Kool & the Gang (2015)
  • André Kostelanetz
  • Dave Koz
  • Fritz Kreisler
  • Kay Kyser

L

  • Patti LaBelle
  • Frankie Laine
  • Mario Lanza
  • Milt and Bill Larsen
  • Cyndi Lauper (2016)
  • Steve Lawrence
  • Peggy Lee
  • John Legend (2017)
  • Lotte Lehmann
  • Jerry Leiber
  • John Lennon
  • Oscar Levant
  • Adam Levine (2016)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Terry Lewis
  • Liberace
  • Little Richard
  • Jay Livingston
  • LL Cool J (2016)
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Julie London
  • Israel "Cachao" López
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Los Tigres Del Norte
  • Jim Lowe
  • Norman Luboff
  • Art Lund
  • Frank Luther
  • Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
  • Loretta Lynn

M

  • Jeanette MacDonald
  • Johnny Maddox
  • Henry Mancini
  • Barry Manilow
  • Mantovani
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers
  • Bruno Mars (2016)
  • Dean Martin
  • Freddy Martin
  • Mary Martin
  • Ricky Martin
  • Tony Martin
  • Johnny Mathis
  • Clyde McCoy
  • Reba McEntire
  • Tim McGraw
  • Rod McKuen
  • John Meikle
  • George Melachrino
  • Lauritz Melchior
  • James Melton
  • Rafael Méndez
  • Yehudi Menuhin
  • Ethel Merman
  • Robert Merrill
  • Bette Midler
  • Luis Miguel
  • Glenn Miller
  • Mitch Miller
  • Steve Miller
  • Mills Brothers
  • Nathan Milstein
  • The Miracles
  • Guy Mitchell
  • Thelonious Monk
  • The Monkees
  • Vaughn Monroe
  • Pierre Monteux
  • Art Mooney
  • Russ Morgan
  • Ella Mae Morse
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Anne Murray

N

  • Ricky Nelson
  • New Edition (2017)
  • New Kids on the Block
  • Alfred Newman
  • Wayne Newton
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • N Sync (2017)

O


P


Q

  • Queen
  • Selena Quintanilla (2017)

R

  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Lou Rawls
  • Johnnie Ray
  • Helen Reddy
  • Henri René
  • Lionel Richie
  • Nelson Riddle
  • Tex Ritter
  • Marty Robbins
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Kenny Rogers
  • David Rose
  • Diana Ross
  • Arthur Rubenstein

S

  • Carole Bayer Sager
  • Tommy Sands
  • Santana
  • Lalo Schifrin
  • Al Schmitt (2015)
  • Ernestine Schumann-Heink
  • Earl Scruggs
  • Neil Sedaka
  • Bob Seger
  • Rudolf Serkin
  • Tupac Shakur (2014)
  • Artie Shaw
  • Robert Shaw
  • George Shearing
  • Dinah Shore
  • Beverly Sills
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Nancy Sinatra
  • Slash
  • Carl Smith
  • Joseph B. Smith (2016)
  • Kate Smith
  • Keely Smith
  • Sons of the Pioneers
  • John Phillip Sousa
  • Britney Spears
  • Spinners
  • Rick Springfield (2014)
  • Jo Stafford
  • Kay Starr
  • Ringo Starr
  • Eleanor Steber
  • William Steinberg
  • Isaac Stern
  • Rod Stewart
  • Sting
  • Frederick Stock
  • Leopold Stokowski
  • Mike Stoller
  • Morris Stoloff
  • Gale Storm
  • Igor Stravinsky
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Yma Súmac
  • Donna Summer
  • The Supremes
  • Gladys Swarthout
  • Joseph Szigeti

T

  • Renata Tebaldi
  • The Temptations
  • Thalia
  • Blanche Theborn
  • John Carlos Thomas
  • Lawrence Tibbett
  • Mel Tormé
  • Arturo Toscanini
  • Helen Traubel
  • Randy Travis
  • Ernest Tubb
  • Tina Turner

U-V

  • Usher
  • Ritchie Valens
  • Luther Vandross
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • Billy Vera
  • Village People
  • Gene Vincent
  • Bobby Vinton

W

  • Robert Wagner
  • Jimmy Wakely
  • Bruno Walter
  • Fred Waring
  • Diane Warren
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Ted Weems
  • Lawrence Welk
  • Paul Weston
  • Barry White
  • Paul Whiteman
  • Margaret Whiting
  • Slim Whitman
  • Will.i.am
  • Andy Williams
  • Hank Williams
  • Joe Williams
  • Paul Williams
  • Pharrell Williams (2015)
  • Roger Williams
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Nancy Wilson
  • Bebe & Cece Winans
  • Hugo Winterhalter
  • Stevie Wonder

X-Y-Z

  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Victor Young

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Monday, June 27, 2016

The Top 100 Broadway Songs

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Since the early part of the 20th century, musicals have fueled American music with some of its most beloved standards. In the first half of the 1900’s, many pop hits were recordings of songs which had originated on the Broadway stage. What follows is a list of the top 100 Broadway songs, as determined by an aggregate of 34 Broadway song collections and best-of lists. The show and the year of its stage premiere are listed after each song.

1. Memory (Cats, 1981)
2. Ol’ Man River (Show Boat, 1927)
3. Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific, 1949)
4. Tonight (West Side Story, 1957)
5. If I Were a Rich Man (Fiddler on the Roof, 1964)
6. You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel, 1945)
7. Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music, 1973)
8. Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (Oklahoma!, 1943)
9. Seasons of Love (Rent, 1996)
10. What I Did for Love (A Chorus Line, 1975)

11. The Sound of Music (The Sound of Music, 1959)
12. If I Loved You (Carousel, 1945)
13. On the Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady, 1956)
14. All That Jazz (Chicago, 1975)
15. Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Evita, 1978)
16. The Impossible Dream (Man of La Mancha, 1965)
17. I Don’t Know How to Love Him (Jesus Christ Superstar, 1971)
18. Aquarius (Hair, 1967)
19. I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables, 1985)
20. Tomorrow (Annie, 1977)

21. Cabaret (Cabaret, 1966)
22. Defying Gravity (Wicked, 2003)
23. Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewildered (Pal Joey, 1940)
24. The Music of the Night (The Phantom of the Opera, 1986)
25. I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady, 1956)
26. Climb Ev’ry Mountain (The Sound of Music, 1959)
27. My Favorite Things The Sound of Music, 1959)
28. Till There Was You (The Music Man, 1957)
29. My Funny Valentine (Babes in Arms, 1937)
30. Somewhere (West Side Story, 1957)

31. Oklahoma! (Oklahoma!, 1943)
32. On My Own (Les Miserables, 1985)
33. There’s No Business Like Show Business (Annie Get Your Gun, 1946)
34. I Got Rhythm (Girl Crazy, 1930)
35. Luck Be a Lady (Guys and Dolls, 1950)
36. Put on a Happy Face (Bye Bye Birdie, 1960)
37. Seventy-Six Trombones (The Music Man, 1957)
38. Getting to Know You (The King and I, 1951)
39. Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (The Lion King, 1997)
40. The Time Warp (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1973)

41. Hello, Dolly! (Hello, Dolly!, 1964)
42. Do-Re-Mi (The Sound of Music, 1959)
43. Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof, 1964)
44. Day by Day (Godspell, 1971)
45. Shall We Dance? (The King and I, 1951)
46. Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (Show Boat, 1927)
47. If Ever I Would Leave You (Camelot, 1960)
48. The Party’s Over (Bells Are Ringing, 1956)
49. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Roberta, 1933)
50. As Long As He Needs Me (Oliver!, 1960)

51. All the Things You Are (Very Warm for May, 1939)
52. Summertime (Porgy and Bess, 1935)
53. Circle of Life (The Lion King, 1997)
54. Everything’s Coming Up Roses (Gypsy, 1959)
55. Written in the Stars (Aida, 1999)
56. One (Singular Sensation) (A Chorus Line, 1975)
57. Someone to Watch Over Me (Oh, Kay!, 1926)
58. You’re the Top (Anything Goes, 1934)
59. Maria (West Side Story, 1957)
60. I Love Paris (Can-Can, 1953)

61. Hello, Young Lovers (The King and I, 1951)
62. New York, New York (On the Town, 1944)
63. Almost Like Being in Love (Brigadoon, 1947)
64. I Get a Kick Out of You (Anything Goes, 1935)
65. The Lady Is a Tramp (Babes in Arms, 1937)
66. People Will Say We’re in Love (Oklahoma!, 1943)
67. Once in Love with Amy (Where’s Charley?, 1948)
68. Maybe This Time (Cabaret, 1966)
69. You Can’t Stop the Beat (Hairspray, 2002)
70. Falling in Love with Love (The Boys from Syracuse, 1938)

71. Superstar (Jesus Christ Superstar, 1971)
72. Comedy Tonight (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 1962)
73. This Is the Moment (Jekyll and Hyde, 1997)
74. People (Funny Girl, 1964)
75. The Flesh Failures/Let the Sunshine In (Hair, 1964)
76. All I Ask of You (The Phantom of the Opera, 1986)
77. Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz, movie: 1939)
78. Edelweiss (The Sound of Music, 1959)
79. Wouldn’t It Be Loverly (My Fair Lady, 1956)
80. Try to Remember (The Fantastics, 1960)

81. Mack the Knife (The Threepenny Opera, 1928)
82. Younger Than Springtime (South Pacific, 1949)
83. Bill (Show Boat, 1927)
84. Summer Nights (Grease, 1972)
85. Hernando’s Hideaway (The Pajama Game, 1954)
86. June Is Bustin’ Out All Over (Carousel, 1945)
87. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, 1965)
88. I Enjoy Being a Girl (Flower Drum Song, 1958)
89. This Can’t Be Love (The Boys from Syracuse, 1938)
90. The Phantom of the Opera (The Phantom of the Opera, 1986)

91. So in Love (Kiss Me, Kate, 1948)
92. Camelot (Camelot, 1960)
93. Where or When (Babes in Arms, 1937)
94. Close Every Door (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, 1972)
95. For Good (Wicked, 2003)
96. There’s a Small Hotel (On Your Toes, 1936)
97. Wheels of a Dream (Ragtime, 1996)
98. Springtime for Hitler (The Producers, 2001)
99. Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast, 1998)
100. It’s a Hard-Knock Life (Annie, 1977)


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Goldmine Rock Era Hall of Fame

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Goldmine magazine initiated its Rock Era Hall of Fame with its May 4, 2012 issue. Every two weeks they induct ten more acts. The most recent class (volume 80) was inducted on June 23, 2016. The intent is to go until 700-plus inductees have been announced. Criteria includes a 25-year waiting period, chart success, influence, and common sense. Here are the inductees so far with the magazine’s volume number indicated in parentheses.


A

  • Abba (6)
  • Paula Abdul (30)
  • AC/DC (10)
  • Bryan Adams (9)
  • Aerosmith (2)
  • a-ha (37)
  • Air Supply (31)
  • Alabama (28)
  • Alice Cooper (13)
  • Alice In Chains (67)
  • The Allman Brothers Band (35)
  • Herb Alpert (18)
  • America (24)
  • The Ames Brothers (36)
  • The Andantes (78)
  • The Animals (16)
  • Paul Anka (13)
  • Rod Argent (73)
  • Louis Armstrong (23)
  • Eddy Arnold (22)
  • The Association (41)
  • Rick Astley (34)
  • Chet Atkins (78)
  • Atlantic Starr (47)
  • Frankie Avalon (39)

B

  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive (58)
  • Bad Company (42)
  • Joan Baez (52)
  • Anita Baker (54)
  • LaVern Baker (44)
  • Hank Ballard & The Midnighters (38)
  • Bananarama (71)
  • The Band (23)
  • The Bangles (36)
  • Gene Barge (80)
  • Count Basie (63)
  • Shirley Bassey (44)
  • The Bay City Rollers (51)
  • The Beach Boys (1)
  • The Beastie Boys (17)
  • The Beatles (1)
  • The Bee Gees (4)
  • Harry Belafonte (25)
  • Arnold Belnick (74)
  • Pat Benatar (17)
  • Tony Bennett (14)
  • George Benson (35)
  • Brook Benton (26)
  • Chuck Berry (5)
  • Acker Bilk (72)
  • Bill Black’s Combo (70)
  • The B-52s (20)
  • Clint Black (71)
  • Black Sabbath (15)
  • Hal Blaine (74)
  • Bobby Bland (41)
  • Blondie (9)
  • Blood Sweat & Tears (36)
  • The Blossoms (65)
  • Blue Oyster Cult (67)
  • Michael Bolton (13)
  • Gary US Bonds (66)
  • Boney M. (33)
  • Bon Jovi (7)
  • Booker T. & the M.G.’s (33)
  • Pat Boone (15)
  • Boston (32)
  • David Bowie (3)
  • The Box Tops (44)
  • Laura Branigan (59)
  • Bread (23)
  • Teresa Brewer (34)
  • Garth Brooks (45)
  • Bobby Brown (24)
  • James Brown (1)
  • Ruth Brown (49)
  • Jackson Browne (11)
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet (59)
  • Jimmy Buffett (38)
  • Kate Bush (38)
  • Solomon Burke (44)
  • The Burnette Brothers (50)
  • James Burton (77)
  • Jerry Butler (39)
  • The Byrds (8)
  • The B’Z (73)

C

  • Cameo (61)
  • Glen Campbell (14)
  • Freddy Cannon (36)
  • The Captain & Tennille (44)
  • Irene Cara (54)
  • Belinda Carlisle (37)
  • Kim Carnes (46)
  • The Carpenters (8)
  • The Cars (12)
  • Al Casey (75)
  • Johnny Cash (3)
  • David Cassidy (46)
  • Roy Caton (75)
  • Gene Chandler (64)
  • Harry Chapin (65)
  • Tracy Chapman (36)
  • Ray Charles (3)
  • Cheap Trick (21)
  • Chubby Checker (18)
  • Cher (8)
  • Chic (30)
  • Chicago (4)
  • The Chi-Lites (60)
  • The Chordettes (43)
  • Lou Christie (73)
  • Eric Clapton (4)
  • Petula Clark (18)
  • The Clash (13)
  • Patsy Cline (38)
  • Rosemary Clooney (37)
  • The Clovers (60)
  • The Coasters (22)
  • Eddie Cochran (41)
  • Joe Cocker (28)
  • Nat King Cole (7)
  • Natalie Cole (10)
  • Phil Collins (7)
  • John Coltrane (46)
  • The Commodores (16)
  • Perry Como (13)
  • Harry Connick Jr. (43)
  • Ray Conniff (48)
  • Sam Cooke (6)
  • Elvis Costello (9) with the Attractions
  • Floyd Cramer (78)
  • Cream (19)
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival (3)
  • The Crew Cuts (45)
  • Jim Croce (43)
  • Bing Crosby (26)
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash (15)
  • Christopher Cross (30)
  • The Crystals (65)
  • Culture Club (26)
  • The Cure (11)
  • King Curtis (79)

D

  • The Charlie Daniels Band (68)
  • Terence Trent D’Arby (65)
  • Bobby Darin (11)
  • The Dave Clark 5 (21)
  • Alun Davies (14)
  • Mac Davis (46)
  • Miles Davis (25)
  • Sammy Davis Jr. (34)
  • Doris Day (25)
  • Taylor Dayne (43)
  • Jimmy Dean (70)
  • Deep Purple (31)
  • Def Leppard (7)
  • The Dells (43)
  • John Denver (10)
  • Depeche Mode (11)
  • Neil Diamond (4)
  • The Diamonds (27)
  • Bo Diddley (26)
  • Celine Dion (32)
  • Dion & the Belmonts (12)
  • Dire Straits (17)
  • Fats Domino (12)
  • The Dominoes (59)
  • Lonnie Donegan (37)
  • Donovan (22)
  • The Doobie Brothers (12)
  • The Doors (5)
  • Steve Douglas (77)
  • Ronnie Dove (64)
  • Dream Theater (62)
  • Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show (29)
  • The Drifters (4)
  • Duran Duran (14)
  • Bob Dylan (1)

E

  • The Eagles (2)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire (6)
  • Sheena Easton (29)
  • Duane Eddy (16)
  • Tommy Edwards (61)
  • Electric Light Orchestra (10)
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer (61)
  • Enya (27)
  • Erasure (31)
  • Gloria Estefan (15)
  • Melissa Etheridge (51)
  • The Eurythmics (15)
  • The Everly Brothers (5)
  • Expose (63)

F

  • Percy Faith (36)
  • Ferrante & Teicher (53)
  • The 5th Dimension (19)
  • Eddie Fisher (32)
  • Ella Fitzgerald (39)
  • Roberta Flack (21)
  • Fleetwood Mac (2)
  • The Fleetwoods (70)
  • Dan Fogelberg (25)
  • The Fontane Sisters (54)
  • Mary Ford (52)
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford (40)
  • Foreigner (9)
  • The Four Aces featuring Al Alberts (33)
  • The Four Lads (42)
  • The Four Seasons (15)
  • The Four Tops (9)
  • Peter Frampton (45)
  • Connie Francis (15)
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood (63
  • Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers (29)
  • Aretha Franklin (3)
  • Glenn Frey (68)
  • The Funk Brothers (78)

G

  • Kenny G (27)
  • Peter Gabriel (18)
  • Steve Gadd (80)
  • Judy Garland (39)
  • Marvin Gaye (4)
  • Crystal Gayle (46)
  • Gloria Gaynor (53)
  • Genesis (10)
  • Gerry & the Pacemakers (58)
  • Andy Gibb (47)
  • Georgia Gibbs (42)
  • Debbie Gibson (45)
  • Vince Gill (57)
  • The Go-Go’s (37)
  • Bobby Goldsboro (33)
  • Jim Gordon (76)
  • Lesley Gore (51)
  • Grand Funk Railroad (19)
  • Amy Grant (26)
  • The Grass Roots (69)
  • The Grateful Dead (17)
  • Al Green (8)
  • Green Day (46)
  • Jerome Green (26)
  • The Guess Who (29)
  • Guns N’ Roses (3)

H

  • Merle Haggard (42)
  • Bill Haley & His Comets (17)
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates (10)
  • Roy Hamilton (50)
  • MC Hammer (27)
  • Emmylou Harris (44)
  • George Harrison (6)
  • Isaac Hayes (32)
  • Heart (12)
  • Don Henley (16)
  • Herman’s Hermits (21)
  • The Hollies (16)
  • Buddy Holly & The Crickets (5)
  • John Lee Hooker (49)
  • Jim Horn (79)
  • Bruce Hornsby (62)
  • Hot Chocolate (48)
  • Whitney Houston (4)
  • The Human League (32)
  • Engelbert Humperdinck (16)
  • Brian Hyland (45)

I

  • Billy Idol (24)
  • Julio Iglesias (62)
  • The Impressions (19)
  • INXS (12)
  • Iron Maiden (25)
  • The Isley Brothers (8)

J

  • Alan Jackson (71)
  • Janet Jackson (5)
  • Jermaine Jackson (42)
  • Joe Jackson (73)
  • Michael Jackson (2)
  • The Jackson Five (12)
  • The Jam (38)
  • Etta James (27)
  • Rick James (55)
  • Tommy James & the Shondells (34)
  • Jan & Dean (34)
  • Jay & the Americans (55)
  • Jefferson Airplane (21)
  • Jefferson Starship/Starship (31)
  • Waylon Jennings (58)
  • Jethro Tull (26)
  • Joan Jett (38) with The Blackhearts
  • J. Geils Band (28)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience (5)
  • Billy Joel (2)
  • The Billy Joel Band (80)
  • Elton John (2)
  • The Elton John Band (80)
  • Johnnie Johnson (5)
  • Plas Johnson Jr. (77)
  • George Jones (51)
  • Howard Jones (47)
  • Jack Jones (42)
  • Quincy Jones (49)
  • Tom Jones (13)
  • Janis Joplin (18) with Big Brother & the Holding Company
  • The Jordanaires (1)
  • Journey (6)
  • Judas Priest (69)

K

  • Bert Kaempfert (31)
  • Kansas (35)
  • Carol Kaye (74)
  • KC & The Sunshine Band (36)
  • Jim Keltner (79)
  • Chaka Khan (30) with Rufus
  • B.B. King (20)
  • Ben E. King (29)
  • Carole King (11)
  • King Crimson (58)
  • The Kingston Trio (22)
  • The Kinks (8)
  • KISS (15)
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips (15)
  • Kool & The Gang (16)
  • Kraftwerk (72)
  • Bernie Kundell (74)
  • Bill Kurasch (74)

L

  • LaBelle (35)
  • Frankie Laine (34)
  • Mario Lanza (35)
  • Cyndi Lauper (18)
  • Steve Lawrence (35)
  • Brenda Lee (17)
  • Peggy Lee (32)
  • Led Zeppelin (1)
  • John Lennon (6)
  • The Lettermen (35)
  • Level 42 (56)
  • Gary Lewis (56)
  • Huey Lewis & The News (14)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis (13)
  • The Ramsey Lewis Trio (68)
  • Gordon Lightfoot (40)
  • Little Anthony & the Imperials (43)
  • Little River Band (40)
  • LL Cool J (19)
  • Lobo (57)
  • Kenny Loggins (29)
  • Trini Lopez (45)
  • Loverboy (39)
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful (27)
  • Loretta Lynn (46)
  • Vera Lynn (60)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd (20)

M

  • Madness (42)
  • Madonna (2)
  • Johnny Maestro (72)
  • Lenny Malarsky (74)
  • The Mamas & The Papas (20)
  • Henry Mancini (24)
  • Manfred Mann (45)
  • Barry Manilow (10)
  • Mannheim Steamroller (63)
  • Mantovani (29)
  • Bob Marley (5) with The Wailers
  • Martha & The Vandellas (28)
  • Dean Martin (13)
  • Al Martino (18)
  • The Marvelettes (53)
  • Richard Marx (31)
  • Massive Attack (46)
  • Johnny Mathis (8)
  • John Mayall (50)
  • Curtis Mayfield (41)
  • Paul McCartney (6) with Wings
  • Charlie McCoy (79)
  • Reba McEntire (36)
  • The McGuire Sisters (41)
  • Sarah McLachlan (40)
  • Don McLean (64)
  • Clyde McPhatter (33)
  • Meat Loaf (20)
  • Megadeth (73)
  • John Cougar Mellencamp (8)
  • The Memphis Boys (77)
  • Men At Work (58)
  • Sergio Mendes (71)
  • Jim Messina (29)
  • Metallica (14)
  • George Michael (7)
  • Bette Midler (24)
  • Jay Migliori (75)
  • Mitch Miller (23)
  • Roger Miller (61)
  • The Steve Miller Band (10)
  • Kylie Minogue (55)
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Top 100 Disney Songs

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Disney movies have not only provided some of cinema’s most memorable visual moments, but some of the most cherished musical memories as well. Most of these songs are from Disney animated movies; some are from live-action films; others (noted in parentheses when not a movie) are from TV shows, Disneyland, and even one from the World’s Fair.

This list was created from 46 best-of lists and Disney album collections.

1. When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio, 1940)
2. Circle of Life (The Lion King, 1994)
3. A Whole New World (Aladdin, 1992)
4. Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas, 1995)
5. Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid 1989)
6. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella, 1950)
7. Kiss the Girl (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
8. Beauty and the Beast (Tale As Old As Time) (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
9. Someday My Prince Will Come (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
10. I Wanna Be Like You (The Jungle Book, 1967)

11. The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book, 1967)
12. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Song of the South, 1946)
13. Under the Sea (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
14. Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King, 1994)
15. Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmations, 1961)
16. You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story, 1995)
17. Reflection (Mulan, 1998)
18. Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty, 1959)
19. Go the Distance (Hercules, 1997)
20. Heigh Ho (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)

21. Hakuna Matata (The Lion King, 1994)
22. You’ll Be in My Heart (Tarzan, 1999)
23. Baby Mine (Dumbo, 1941)
24. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (Cinderella, 1950)
25. Supercalifragilisticexpalidocious (Mary Poppins, 1964)
26. He’s a Tramp (Lady and the Tramp, 1955)
27. Everybody Wants to Be a Cat (The Aristocat, 1970)
28. It’s a Smal World After All (New York World’s Fair, 1964)
29. Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
30. Chim-Chim Cher-ee (Mary Poppins, 1964)

31. You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly! (Peter Pan, 1953)
32. So This Is Love (Cinderella, 1950)
33. A Spoonful of Sugar (Mary Poppins, 1964)
34. Siamese Cat Song (Lady and the Tramp, 1955)
35. Let It Go (Frozen, 2013)
36. Second Star to the Right (Peter Pan, 1953)
37. The Ballad of Davy Crockett (TV - Davy Crockett, 1955)
38. Mickey Mouse Club March (TV - The Mickey Mouse Club, 1955)
39. When She Loved Me (Toy Story 2, 1999)
40. I Just Can’t Wait to Be King (The Lion King, 1994)

41. Just Around the Riverbend (Pocahontas, 1995)
42. I Won’t Say I’m in Love (Hercules, 1997)
43. Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? (short - Three Little Pigs, 1933)
44. Whistle While You Work (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
45. Little April Shower (Bambi, 1942)
46. Bella Notte (Lady and the Tramp, 1955)
47. Give a Little Whistle (Pinocchio, 1940)
48. Belle (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
49. I’m Wishing/One Song (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
50. Winnie the Pooh (short - Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, 1966)

51. Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me) (Disneyland ride – Pirates of the Caribbean, 1967)
52. I’ll Make a Man Out of You (Mulan, 1998)
53. The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers (short - Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, 1968)
54. True to Your Heart (Mulan, 1998)
55. Strangers Like Me (Tarzan, 1999)
56. When I See an Elephant Fly (Dumbo, 1941)
57. Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater (TV - The Mickey Mouse Club, 1955)
58. One Jump Ahead (Aladdin, 1992)
59. What’s This? (The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993)
60. I’ve Got No Strings (Pinocchio, 1940)

61. Best of Friends (The Fox and the Hound, 1981)
62. Friend Like Me (Aladdin, 1992)
63. Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride (Lilo & Stitch, 2002)
64. He Lives in You (The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride, 1998)
65. If I Never Knew You (Pocahontas, 1995)
66. If I Didn’t Have You (Monsters Inc., 2001)
67. Zero to Hero (Hercules, 1997)
68. Candle on the Water (Pete’s Dragon, 1977)
69. Life Is a Highway (Cars, 2006)
70. That’s How You Know (Enchanted, 2007)

71. The Unbirthday Song (Alice in Wonderland, 1951)
72. Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) (So Dear to My Heart, 1948)
73. Look Through My Eyes (Brother Bear, 2003)
74. In a World of My On (Alice in Wonderland, 1951)
75. Find Yourself (Cars, 2006)
76. Feed th Birds (Tuppence a Bag) (Mary Poppins, 1964)
77. I’ll Try (Return to Never Land, 2002)
78. Why Should I Worry? (Oliver & Company, 1988)
79. I Wonder (Sleeping Beauty, 1959)
80. Someday (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1996)

81. Once Upon a Time in New York City (Oliver & Company, 1988)
82. Poor Unfortunate Souls (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
83. Pink Elephants on Parade (Dumbo, 1941)
84. The Bells of Notre Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1996)
85. Something There (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
86. Oo-De-Lally (Robin Hood, 1973)
87. Gaston (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
88. Let’s Get Together (The Parent Trap, 1961)
89. Do You Want to Build a Snowman? (Frozen, 2013)
90. Prince Ali (Aladdin, 1992)

91. Two Worlds (Tarzan, 1999)
92. Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor’s Life for Me) (Pinocchio, 1940)
93. The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room (Disneyland, 1963)
94. Castle in Spain (Babes in Toyland, 1961)
95. Monkey’s Uncle (The Monkey’s Uncle, 1965)
96. Real Gone (Cars, 2006)
97. Breaking Free (High School Musical, 2006)
98. Zorro (Zorro, 1957)
99. Be Prepared (The Lion King, 1994)
100. Out There (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1996)


Monday, June 13, 2016

Apollo Theater Legends Hall of Fame

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The famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, dates back to the mid-19th century when Civil War General Edward Ferrero founded Apollo Hall as a dance hall and ballroom. In 1872, his lease expired and the building was converted to a theater. It closed shortly before the turn of the century, but the Apollo Theater resurfaced around 1913 in a new building at 253 West 125th Street. It declined again in the 1960s and ‘70s, but was revived in 1983. It gained fame over the years for featuring almost exclusively African-American performers.

In recent years, they launched their own Walk of Fame (also called the Legends Hall of Fame). There doesn’t seem to be a complete list of inductees, but here’s what the DMDB has compiled from various sources:


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Friday, June 10, 2016

The Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Songwriter Johnny Mercer and music publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond established the Hall in 1969. As the website says, “To be nominated for induction…a songwriter must have been active for a minimum of 20 years and have written an extensive catalogue of hit songs. Once candidates are determined, ballots are sent to the members of the National Academy of Popular Music, which comprises songwriters and other music industry professionals.” Check out the alphabetical listing of inductees on the Songwriters Hall of Fame page or check out Wikipedia for a list of inductees and years of induction.

Also, check out these special awards given by the Songwriters Hall of Fame:

Here are the inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame from 1970 to 2016:
A

  • Lee Adams (1989)
  • Tom Adair (2010)
  • Harold Adamson (1972)
  • Richard Adler (1984)
  • Milton Ager (1972)
  • Fred Ahlert (1970)
  • Harry Akst (1983)
  • Louis Alter (1975)
  • Leroy Anderson (1988)
  • Paul Anka (1993)
  • Harold Arlen (1971)
  • Nickolas Ashford (2002)
  • Charles Aznavour (1996)

B

  • Burt Bacharach (1971)
  • Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire) (2010)
  • Ernest Ball (1970)
  • Jeff Barry (1991)
  • John Barry (1998)
  • Dave Bartholomew (1998)
  • Katharine Lee Bates (1970)
  • Thom Bell (2006)
  • Bennie Benjamin (1984)
  • Alan Bergman (1980)
  • Marilyn Bergman (1980)
  • Irving Berlin (1970)
  • Leonard Bernstein (1971)
  • Chuck Berry (1986)
  • Bettis, John (2011)
  • Billings, William (1970)
  • Black, Don (2007)
  • Blackwell, Otis (1991)
  • Bland, James (1970)
  • Blane, Ralph (1983)
  • Bloom, Rube (1982)
  • Bock, Jerry (1971)
  • Bon Jovi, Jon (2009)
  • David Bowie (2005)
  • Bobby Braddock (2015)
  • Bricusse, Leslie (1989)
  • Brigati, Eddie (The Young Rascals) (2009)
  • Brockman, James (1970)
  • Brooks, Garth (2011)
  • James Brown (2000)
  • Brown, Lew (1970)
  • Brown, Nacio Herb (1970)
  • Browne, Jackson (2007)
  • Bryan, Alfred (1970)
  • Boudleaux Bryant (1986)
  • Felice Bryant (1986)
  • Burgie, Irving (2007)
  • Burke, Joe (1970)
  • Burke, Johnny (1970)

C

  • Caesar, Irving (1972)
  • Cahn, Sammy (1972)
  • Johnny Cash (1977)
  • Caldwell, Anne (1970)
  • Hoagy Carmichael (1971)
  • Carroll, Harry (1970)
  • Cavaliere, Felix (The Young Rascals) (2009)
  • Chaplin, Saul (1985)
  • Child, Desmond (2008)
  • Eric Clapton (2001)
  • Clare, Sidney (1970)
  • Cohan, George M. (1970)
  • Cohen, Leonard (2010)
  • Coleman, Cy (1981)
  • Collins, Phil (2003)
  • Comden, Betty (1980)
  • Conrad, Con (1970)
  • Cook, Roger (2009)
  • Cooke, Sam (1987)
  • Coots, J. Fred (1972)
  • Cosby, Henry (2006)
  • Coslow, Sam (1970)
  • Elvis Costello (2016)
  • Coward, Sir Noël (1988)
  • Creed, Linda (1992)
  • Crewe, Bob (1985)
  • Croce, Jim (1990)
  • Cropper, Steve (2005)
  • Crosby, David (Crosby, Stills & Nash) (2009)

D

  • Danks, Hart P. (1970)
  • Darin, Bobby (1999)
  • David, Hal (1972)
  • David, Mack (1975)
  • Ray Davies (2014)
  • Davis, Benny (1975)
  • Davis, Mac (2006)
  • De Koven, Reginald (1970)
  • De Paul, Gene (1985)
  • De Rose, Peter (1970)
  • De Sylva, B.G. (Buddy) (1970)
  • Deacon, John (Queen) (2003)
  • DeLange, Eddie (1989)
  • Dennis, Matt (2010)
  • Denver, John (1996)
  • DeShannon, Jackie (2010)
  • Diamond, Neil (1984)
  • Dietz, Howard (1972)
  • Dixon, Mort (1970)
  • Willie Dixon (2015)
  • Domino Jr., Antoine ("Fats") (1998)
  • Donaldson, Walter (1970)
  • Donovan (2014)
  • Dozier, Lamont (1988)
  • Drake, Ervin (1983)
  • Dresser, Paul (1970)
  • Dreyer, Dave (1970)
  • Dubin, Al (1970)
  • Duke, Vernon (1970)
  • Dunn, Larry (Earth, Wind & Fire) (2010)
  • Bob Dylan (1982)

E

  • Fred Ebb (1983)
  • Bernard Edwards (2016)
  • Edwards, Gus (The Star Maker) (1970)
  • Egan, Raymond B. (1970)
  • Eliscu, Edward (1975)
  • Duke Ellington (1971)
  • Emmett, Daniel Decatur (1970)
  • Evans, Ray (1977)

F

  • Fain, Sammy (1972)
  • Fields, Dorothy (1971)
  • Fiorito, Ted (1970)
  • Fisher, Fred (1970)
  • Fogerty, John (2005)
  • Foster, David (2010)
  • Foster, Stephen (1970)
  • Fox, Charles (2004)
  • Freed, Arthur (1972)
  • Frey, Glenn (2000)
  • Friml, Rudolf (1971)

G

  • Gamble, Kenneth (1995)
  • Jerry Garcia (2015)
  • Gaudio, Bob (1995)
  • Marvin Gaye (2016)
  • Gershwin, George (1970)
  • Gershwin, Ira (1971)
  • Gibb, Barry (1994)
  • Gibb, Maurice (1994)
  • Gibb, Robin (1994)
  • Gilbert, L. Wolfe (1970)
  • Gillespie, Haven (1972)
  • Gilmore, Patrick S. (1970)
  • Gimbel, Norman (1984)
  • Goffin, Gerry (1987)
  • Gordon, Mack (1970)
  • Graham Gouldman (2014)
  • Lou Gramm (2013)
  • Green, Adolph (1980)
  • Green, Al (2004)
  • Green, Bud (1975)
  • Green, John (1972)
  • Greenaway, Roger (2009)
  • Greenfield, Howard (1991)
  • Greenwich, Ellie (1991)
  • Ferde Grofe (1970)
  • Woody Guthrie (1970)

H

  • Hall, Daryl (Hall & Oates) (2004)
  • Hamlisch, Marvin (1986)
  • Oscar Hammerstein II (1970)
  • Hammond, Albert (2008)
  • Handman, Lou (1975)
  • Handy, W.C. (1970)
  • Hanley, James F. (1970)
  • Harbach, Otto (1970)
  • Harburg, E.Y. ("Yip") (1971)
  • Harnick, Sheldon (1971)
  • Harris, Charles K. (1970)
  • Lorenz Hart (1970)
  • Tony Hatch (2013)
  • Hayes, Isaac (2005)
  • Henderson, Ray (1970)
  • Henley, Don (2000)
  • Herbert, Victor (1970)
  • Herman, Jerry (1982)
  • Heyman, Edward (1975)
  • Hilliard, Bob (1983)
  • Hoffman, Al (1984)
  • Holland, Brian (1988)
  • Holland, Edward (1988)
  • Holly, Buddy (1986)
  • Howard, Harlan (1997)
  • Huff, Leon (1995)
  • Robert Hunter (2015)

I-J

  • Jackson, Michael (2002)
  • Jacobs Bond, Carrie (1970)
  • Jagger, Sir Mick (1993)
  • Mark James (2014)
  • Jenkins, Gordon (1982)
  • Jennings, Will (2006)
  • Jobim, Antonio Carlos (1991)
  • Billy Joel (1992)
  • Elton John (1992)
  • Johnson, Howard (1970)
  • James P. Johnson (1970)
  • Johnson, James W. (1970)
  • Johnston, Arthur (1970)
  • Jones, Isham (1970)
  • Mick Jones (2013)
  • Tom Jones (2012)
  • Joplin, Scott (1970)

K

  • Kaempfert, Bert (1993)
  • Kahal, Irving (1970)
  • Kahn, Gus (1970)
  • Kalmar, Bert (1970)
  • Kander, John (1983)
  • Toby Keith (2015)
  • Kelly, Tom (2011)
  • Kennedy, Jimmy (1997)
  • Kern, Jerome (1970)
  • Key, Francis Scott (1970)
  • King, Carole (1987)
  • Holly Knight (2013)
  • Koehler, Ted (1972)
  • Kristofferson, Kris (1986)

L

  • Lane, Burton (1972)
  • Cyndi Lauper (2015)
  • Lawrence, Jack (1975)
  • Lecuona, Ernesto (1997)
  • Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter (1970)
  • Lee, Miss Peggy (1999)
  • Legrand, Michel (1990)
  • Leiber, Jerry (1985)
  • Leigh, Carolyn (1985)
  • Lennon, John (1987)
  • Alan Jay Lerner (1971)
  • Leslie, Edgar (1972)
  • Lewis, Sam (1970)
  • Gordon Lightfoot (2012)
  • Little Richard (2003)
  • Jay Livingston (1977)
  • Jerry Livingston (1981)
  • Frank Loesser (1970)
  • Frederick Loewe (1972)
  • Lynn, Loretta (2008)

M

  • MacDermot, Galt (2009)
  • MacDonald, Ballard (1970)
  • Madden, Edward (1970)
  • Magidson, Herb (1980)
  • Mancini, Henry (1984)
  • Mandel, Johnny (2010)
  • Manilow, Barry (2002)
  • Mann, Barry (1987)
  • Marks, Johnny (1981)
  • Bob Marley (2010)
  • Martin, Hugh (1983)
  • Masser, Michael (2007)
  • May, Brian (Queen) (2003)
  • Mayfield, Curtis (2000)
  • McCarthy, Joseph (1970)
  • Paul McCartney (1987)
  • McHugh, Jimmy (1970)
  • McKay, Al (Earth, Wind & Fire) (2010)
  • McLean, Don (2004)
  • Menken, Alan (2008)
  • Johnny Mercer (1971)
  • Mercury, Freddie (Queen) (2003)
  • Merrill, Bob (1987)
  • Meyer, George W. (1970)
  • Meyer, Joseph (1972)
  • Mitchell, Joni (1997)
  • Monaco, Jimmy (1970)
  • Moret, Neil (1970)
  • Morrison, Van (2003)
  • Morse, Theodore (1970)
  • Moy, Sylvia (2006)
  • Muir, Lewis F. (1970)

N

  • Nash, Graham (Crosby, Stills & Nash) (2009)
  • Nelson, Willie (2001)
  • Nevin, Ethelbert (1970)
  • Newley, Anthony (1989)
  • Newman, Randy (2002)
  • Noble, Ray (1996)
  • Norworth, Jack (1970)
  • Nyro, Laura (2010)

O

  • Oates, John (Hall & Oates) (2004)
  • Olcott, Chauncey (1970)
  • Orbison, Roy (1989)

P-Q

  • Parish, Mitchell (1972)
  • Parton, Dolly (2001)
  • Payne, John Howard (1970)
  • Joe Perry (2013)
  • Linda Perry (2015)
  • Tom Petty (2016)
  • Pierpont, J.S. (1970)
  • Pinkard, Maceo (1984)
  • Pollack, Lew (1970)
  • Pomus, Jerome "Doc" (1992)
  • Porter, Cole (1970)
  • Porter, David (2005)

R

  • Rado, James (2009)
  • Ragni, Gerome (2009)
  • Rainger, Ralph (1970)
  • Randazzo, Teddy (2007)
  • Raye, Don (1985)
  • Razaf, Andy (1972)
  • Redding, Otis (1994)
  • Rehbein, Herb (1993)
  • Revel, Harry (1970)
  • Rexford, Eben E. (1970)
  • Rice, Sir Tim (1999)
  • Richards, Keith (1993)
  • Richie, Lionel (1994)
  • Robin, Leo (1972)
  • Robinson, Smokey (1990)
  • Rodgers, Jimmie (1970)
  • Nile Rodgers (2016)
  • Richard Rodgers (1970)
  • Romberg, Sigmund (1970)
  • Rome, Harold (1982)
  • Root, George F. (1970)
  • Rose, Billy (1970)
  • Rose, Fred (1985)
  • Rose, Vincent (1970)
  • Ross, Jerry (1982)
  • Ruby, Harry (1970)
  • Russell, Bob (1970)
  • Russell, Leon (2011)
  • Rzeznik, John (2008)

S

  • Sager, Carole Bayer (1987)
  • Sambora, Richie (2009)
  • Don Schlitz (2012)
  • Harvey Schmidt (2012)
  • Schwartz, Arthur (1972)
  • Schwartz, Jean (1970)
  • Schwartz, Stephen (2009)
  • Sebastian, John (2008)
  • Sedaka, Neil (1983)
  • Seeger, Pete (1972)
  • Bob Seger (2012)
  • Sherman, Richard M. (2005)
  • Sherman, Robert B. (2005)
  • Shuman, Mort (1992)
  • Sigman, Carl (1972)
  • Simon, Carly (1994)
  • Simon, Paul (1982)
  • Simpson, Valerie (2002)
  • Skylar, Sunny (2010)
  • Smith, Harry B. (1970)
  • Smith, Samuel Francis (1970)
  • Snider, Todd (2008)
  • Snyder, Ted (1970)
  • Sondheim, Stephen (1975)
  • Sousa, John Phillip (1970)
  • J.D. Souther (2013)
  • Spector, Phil (1997)
  • Bruce Springsteen (1999)
  • Steinberg, Billy (2011)
  • Max Steiner (1995)
  • Jim Steinman (2012)
  • Sterling, Andrew B. (1970)
  • Stillman, Al (1982)
  • Stills, Stephen (Crosby, Stills & Nash) (2009)
  • Sting (2002)
  • Stock, Larry (1998)
  • Stoller, Mike (1985)
  • Stone, Jesse (2010)
  • Strayhorn, Billy (1984)
  • Strong, Barrett (2004)
  • Strouse, Charles (1985)
  • Styne, Jule (1972)

T

  • Taupin, Bernie (1992)
  • Chip Taylor (2016)
  • Taylor, James (2000)
  • Taylor, Roger (Queen) (2003)
  • Tierney, Harry A. (1970)
  • Tobias, Charles (1970)
  • Tobias, Harry (1983)
  • Toussaint, Allen (2011)
  • Turk, Roy (1970)
  • Steven Tyler (2013)

U-V

  • Van Alstyne, Egbert (1970)
  • Van Heusen, Jimmy (1971)
  • Von Tilzer, Albert (1970)
  • Von Tilzer, Harry (1970)

W

  • Waller, Thomas ("Fats") (1970)
  • Ward, Samuel A. (1970)
  • Warren, Diane (2001)
  • Warren, Harry (1971)
  • Washington, Ned (1972)
  • Wayne, Mabel (1972)
  • Jim Weatherly (2014)
  • Webb, Jimmy (1986)
  • Webber, Sir Andrew Lloyd (1995)
  • Webster, Paul Francis (1972)
  • Weil, Cynthia (1987)
  • Weill, Kurt (1970)
  • Weinstein, Bobby (2007)
  • Weiss, George David (1984)
  • Wenrich, Percy (1970)
  • White, Maurice (Earth, Wind & Fire) (2010)
  • White, Verdine (Earth, Wind & Fire) (2010)
  • Whitfield, Norman (2004)
  • Whiting, Richard (1970)
  • Wilder, Alec (1983)
  • Williams, Clarence (1970)
  • Williams, Hank (1970)
  • Williams, John (1998)
  • Williams, Paul (2001)
  • Williams, Spencer (1970)
  • Willson, Meredith (1982)
  • Wilson, Brian (2002)
  • Winner, Septimus (Sep) (1970)
  • Withers, Bill (2005)
  • Stevie Wonder (1983)
  • Woods, Harry M. (1970)
  • Work, Henry C. (1970)
  • Wrubel, Allie (1970)

X-Y-Z

  • Yellen, Jack (1972)
  • Youmans, Vincent (1970)
  • Young, Joe (1970)
  • Young, Rida Johnson (1970)
  • Young, Victor (1970)

The Songwriters Hall of Fame also gives several special awards. The Sammy Cahn Award was given from 1980 to 2006 and again in 2012 “to individuals or teams who are recognized as having done a great deal to further the successes of songwriters.”
The Hal David Starlight Award was given from 2004 to 2012 to “gifted songwriters who are at an apex in their careers and are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs.”
  • Drake (2011)
  • Alicia Keys (2005)
  • John Legend (2007)
  • John Mayer (2006)
  • Jason Mraz (2009)
  • Ne-Yo (2012)
  • Johnny Rzeznick (2008)
  • Taylor Swift (2010)
  • Rob Thomas (2004)

The Johnny Mercer Award has been given from 1980 to 2011 to writers already inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame who have been determined by the nominating committee to have “established a history of outstanding creative works.”
  • Paul Anka (2008)
  • Harold Arlen (1982)
  • Burt Bacharach (1996)
  • Alan Bergman (1997)
  • Marilyn Bergman (1997)
  • Jerry Bock (1990)
  • Irving Caesar (1994)
  • Sammy Cahn (1983)
  • Cy Coleman (1995)
  • Phil Collins (2010)
  • Betty Comden (1991)
  • Hal David (1996)
  • Lamont Dozier (2009)
  • Adolph Green (1981)
  • E.Y. “Yip” Harburg (1981)
  • Sheldon Harnick (1990)
  • Jerry Herman (1987)
  • Brian Holland (2009)
  • Eddie Holland (2009)
  • Billy Joel (2001)
  • Elton John (2013)
  • Carole King (2002)
  • Kris Kristofferson (2006)
  • Burton Lane (1992)
  • Jerry Leiber (2000)
  • Alan Jay Lerner (1985)
  • Barry Mann (2011)
  • Mitchell Parish (1986)
  • Dolly Parton (2007)
  • Smokey Robinson (2005)
  • Paul Simon (1998)
  • Frank Sinatra (1980)
  • Stephen Sondheim (1999)
  • Mike Stoller (2000)
  • Jule Styne (1993)
  • Bernie Taupin (2013)
  • Jimmy Webb (2003)
  • Cynthia Weil (2011)
  • Stevie Wonder (2004)

The Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award was given from 1981 to 2009 for “artists or ‘star makers’ in the music industry who have been responsible for a substantial number of hit songs for an extended period of time.”
  • Chuck Berry (1981)
  • Michael Bolton (1995)
  • Garth Brooks (2002)
  • Rosemary Clooney (1983)
  • Natalie Cole (1999)
  • Clive Davis (2003)
  • Gloria Estefan (1996)
  • Whitney Houston (1990)
  • Tom Jones (2009)
  • Chaka Khan (2011)
  • Barry Manilow (1991)
  • Johnny Mathis (2000)
  • Anne Murray (2008)
  • Phil Ramone (2010)
  • Diana Ross (1998)
  • Dionne Warwick (2001)
  • Margaret Whiting (1983)

The Songwriters Friends isn’t an actual award given out by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, but an acknowledgement of the relationship between the songwriter and the singer.
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B


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G


H


I-J


K-L


M

  • Harry MacDonough
  • Freddy Martin
  • Dean Martin
  • Johnny Mathis
  • John McCormack
  • Glenn Miller
  • Mills Brothers
  • The Miracles
  • Vaughn Monroe
  • Russ Morgan
  • Billy Murray
  • J.W. Myers

N-O

  • Ozzie Nelson
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • George Olsen
  • Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  • Vess L. Ossman
  • Buck Owens

P-Q


R

  • Leo Reisman
  • The Righteous Brothers
  • Paul Robeson
  • Roy Rogers
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Diana Ross

S

  • Ben Selvin
  • Artie Shaw
  • Nat Shilkret
  • Dinah Shore
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Bessie Smith
  • Sousa's Band
  • Len Spencer
  • The Spinners
  • Dusty Springfield
  • Jo Stafford
  • Frank Stanley
  • Kay Starr
  • Cal Stewart
  • Barbra Streisand
  • The Supremes

T-U-V

  • The Temptations
  • Ernest Tubb
  • Sophie Tucker
  • Van & Schenck
  • Walter Van Brunt
  • Sarah Vaughan

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

ASCAP Golden Note Award

image from totalmusicawards.com

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) presents a Golden Note Award to, as the website says “songwriters, composers, and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones.” Here are the known recipients from 1982 to 2016:


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