THE 2010 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

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Postby sturgess66 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:03 pm

Here it is - VIDEO

On YouTube by ArtisanNewsService -

LEONARD COHEN GIVES MOVING HALLELUJAH FOR SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfpsXUGT36A
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Postby sue7 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:47 pm

Fantastic, Linda! Thanks so much.
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Postby bridger15 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:28 pm

bridger15 wrote:
MaryB wrote: We all know how busy LC must be getting ready for this upcoming leg of the tour and the eventual release of a new CD, so it is quite understandable that there will be no interview.
Perhaps Artisan News Service will capture some LC video. They seem to have good access. Last year, they posted a few SHOF clips on Youtube shortly after the event.

This is the ANS Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/ArtisanNewsService
Allan Showalter posted a video from Artisan News Service today that is the best LC video to date IMHO.

http://1heckofaguy.com/2010/06/23/video ... l-of-fame/

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Postby dick » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:36 pm

Artisan News video clearly the best and a fabulous find.

Thanks Linda and Dr Heck for bringing it to our attention!

HALLELUJAH indeed!

Judy's patter is pretty much what we heard with Esther earlier this month at her cabaret show. All of us blessed.
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Postby sturgess66 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:01 pm

Actually, this is the only video so far that shows Leonard's acceptance speech. Yes - Hallelujah indeed!

If the SHOF ever updates their website, we hopefully will have complete performances of the two tribute songs, as well as Leonard's speech. So far - we are still waiting ... :roll:
http://www.songhall.org/video/members
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Postby Roy » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:05 pm

THE LEONARD COHEN INDUCTIONS PLAYLIST ON YOUTUBE

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p ... nal&page=1

YOU CAN WATCH THEM ALL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LEONARD COHEN | HALLS OF FAME WEBSITE AS WELL

I'LL KEEP ADDING MORE VIDEOS TO THE PLAYLIST WHEN THEY SHOW UP.
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Postby Susy » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:12 pm

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Thanks a thousand times
for that Video
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Postby MaryB » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:13 pm

I have been waiting for this video - thank you Linda and Allan! It is wonderful, wish there was more......
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Postby Roy » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:27 pm

The 2006, 2007, 2008 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies included more biographical information about the inductees in the programs that were distributed at the ceremonies.

http://songwritershalloffame.org/ceremony/C3127
http://songwritershalloffame.org/ceremony/C3129
http://songwritershalloffame.org/ceremony/C6006

We'll have to wait and see if Leonard got anymore info written about him from the song hall in their 2010 program. It would be great if he did. The 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony page is not up yet!
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Postby holydove » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:29 pm

Thank you so much for that wonderful video - Leonard's recitation of that verse from Hallelujah made me cry - Our Man stands up & speaks for half a minute and he moves mountains & melts icebergs with his brilliance & his incredible beautiful voice!!

But, & I'm sorry if I'm splitting hairs here - but why does the announcer say that Judy Collins talked about meeting Leonard Cohen and "writing Suzanne with him"???!! Can someone please inform this announcer that Leonard Cohen wrote Suzanne all by his little old self, & Judy Collins covered it? Maybe she means they collaborated on her cover version, but the way she said "writing Suzanne with him" (those are her exact words) is really a distortion of the truth; it's rather alarming to me that such a distortion could be aired for thousands to see & hear. (This is by no means Judy's fault - Judy spoke very nicely, kindly & truthfully, & I am grateful to her for that, & for all she did, way back when, to help Leonard).

And thank you for all the amazing photos - alot of material here for ecstatic gazing!!
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Postby Roy » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:52 am

MORE PHOTOS ADDED TO THE SONG HALL SITE. INCLUDES A GROUP PORTRAIT OF THE INDUCTEES AND THEIR PRESENTERS (PHOTO # 17). LEONARD COHEN DOWN ON ONE KNEE. NO ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR THE INDUCTEES.

http://songwritershalloffame.org/ceremony/C6029

June 17, 2010 @ Marriott Marquis Hotel - New York City

The 41st annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Award and Induction Ceremony will be held on June 17, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. This year’s Inductees include Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon, David Foster, Johnny Mandel and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn and Al McKay.

“Our 2010 inductees are truly representational of the heart and soul of the world’s Popular Music soundtrack,” commented Chairman/CEO Hal David. “We are looking forward to another memorable evening where we honor their extraordinary accomplishments.”

In addition to the 2010 class, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in an effort to honor those songwriters who are deceased, will posthumously induct Tom Adair & Matt Dennis, Bob Marley, Laura Nyro, Sunny Skylar and Jesse Stone.
The 2010 Award Winners include Phil Collins who will receive the The Johnny Mercer Award; The Towering Song this year is “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to be accepted by Paul Simon; The Hal David Starlight Award will be presented to Taylor Swift; The Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award will be presented to Phil Ramone; and Keith Mardak will receive the Abe Olman Publisher Award.

Presenters and performers at the gala include Kim Carnes, Peter Cetera, Charice, Judy Collins, Bruce Hornsby, Billy Joel, Diana Krall, kd Lang, John Mayer, Brian Stokes Mitchell, LA Reid, Raphael Saadiq, Paul Shaffer, Dionne Warwick, Elizabeth Withers and Nikki Yanofsky.

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http://www.songhall.org/news/entry/1029

Friday, June 18, 2010

Songwriters Hall Of Fame 41st Anniversary Awards Ceremony Celebrates Songwriting Legends

Inductees included Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon, David Foster, Johnny Mandel and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn and Al McKay, along with honorees Phil Collins, Taylor Swift, Phil Ramone, Paul Simon, Keith Mardak and this year’s post-humous inductees Tom Adair and Matt Dennis, Bob Marley, Laura Nyro, Sunny Skylar and Jesse Stone.

New York, N.Y.- June 18, 2010- The 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame 41st Anniversary Awards show was a sparkling success, as SHOF Chairman/CEO Hal David and President Linda Moran recognized and celebrated some of the key songwriting legends of our time. Last night, icons such as Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon, David Foster, Johnny Mandel and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn and Al McKay were inducted into the hall of fame. Honored with special awards were Phil Collins who was presented the Johnny Mercer Award; Taylor Swift, who received the Hal David Starlight Award; the legendary Phil Ramone received the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award; Paul Simon who was presented the Towering Song Award for “Bridge Over Troubled Water;” and Keith Mardak received the Abe Olman Publisher Award. Also honored were posthumous inductees Tom Adair and Matt Dennis, Bob Marley, Laura Nyro, Sunny Skylar and Jesse Stone.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame, year after year, is a night full of remarkable memories with music’s greatest. Some of these not-to-be-missed moments included Judy Collins’ gorgeous solo performance of “Suzanne” followed by kd Lang’s moving rendition of “Hallelujah.” David Foster provided piano accompaniment for the young and incredibly talented Charice for his hit “I Have Nothing.” Phil Collins and Philip Bailey’s duet of “Easy Lover” brought the audience to its feet. Taylor Swift played acoustic guitar to “White Horse” after accepting the Hal David Starlight Award and capping off this memorable night was Earth, Wind & Fire’s performance of “September.”

The Johnny Mercer Award, which is the highest honor from the Songwriters Hall of Fame as only previous inductees can be eligible, was presented to Phil Collins. Best known for his work as drummer and vocalist for the British rock group Genesis and as a solo artist, Phil Collins has created some of popular music’s greatest hits, including “In the Air Tonight,” “Against All Odds” and “Another Day In Paradise,” and such energetic hits as “Sussudio,” “You Can’t Hurry Love” and “Two Hearts.” Phil Collins was presented his award by the wonderful Bruce Hornsby, who performed in his honor.

This year’s Hal David Starlight Award, given to gifted songwriters who are making significant impact in the music industry via their original songs, was presented to Taylor Swift by John Mayer, who previously won this award. Swift accepted the award by thanking those who have supported her since the young age of 14 and explaining that her songwriting capabilities come from her inability to speak her true feelings face-to-face. Swift joked that often people in her life don’t find out she loved them until months after when hearing one of her songs.

The legendary Phil Ramone was this year’s recipient of the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award, which was presented by the renowned Billy Joel in a hilarious presentation speech at the paino. Joel eliquantly narrated stories about Ramone’s ability to hear the missing element in a song and to make them runaway hits. Ramone is one of music’s well-respected producers with 34 GRAMMY nominations, 14 GRAMMY Awards, an Emmy and numerous awards and honors to his credit. Working with a variety of musicians from country to pop stars, Ramone created some of today’s best hit songs, such as: Billy Joel’s “Tell Her About It,” “Uptown Girl” and “Modern Woman,” “Late In The Evening” (Paul Simon), “Too Late for Goodbyes” (Julian Lennon) and many more. He has worked with many notable artists including Bono, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Quincy Jones, BB King, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Sting, Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor to name a few.

This year’s Towering Song Award for “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was presented to Paul Simon who wrote the song in 1969 and recorded it in 1970. “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” with a powerful performance by Broadway great Brian Stokes Mitchell last night, was honored as one of the most enduring songs from the past four decades. It won the GRAMMY Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1971. It also reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 28, 1970 and stayed at the top of the charts for six weeks. Following these prestigious awards, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was re-recorded and performed by many iconic musicians such as Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash and many more.

Keith Mardak, Chairman/CEO of the Hal Leonard Corporation, was the recipient of the Abe Olman Publisher’s Award. The Hal Leonard Corporation has experienced a dramatic annual expansion since its beginning, especially with the 1985 purchase Mardak headed by an internal management group. The Hal Leonard Corporation currently is the world’s largest music print publisher with a catalog consisting of over 200,000 publications, covering a broad spectrum of printed music. NMPA Chairman Erwin Robinson remarks, “Keith Mardak has long been immensely respected as an innovative publisher, keeping the important tradition and art of printed music alive, while making it sustainable and viable with today’s new technologies.”

At this year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards Gala, Paul Shaffer and Elizabeth Withers remembered songwriters who have passed before us by performing a medley of songs. These legendary songwriters include Tom Adair and Matt Dennis, Bob Marley, Laura Nyro, Sunny Skylar and Jesse Stone.

The 41st Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards Gala was truly a spectacular evening with incredible performances to remember to all celebrate outstanding songwriters in the music industry. For those lucky to attend, it was a night one will never forget.

Posted by April Anderson [SHOF] on 06/18 at 02:01 PM
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Postby MaryB » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:55 pm

In this photo, I vote LC as 'Best Dressed' :D
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Postby TipperaryAnn » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:18 pm

Thanks for all the coverage of SHOF. It is great to see Leonard looking so well ! Outshining many of the younger participants, as usual... :D
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Postby Roy » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:07 pm

The 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame

Videos of interviews with the inductees are now up on the Song Hall's site:

http://www.songhall.org/video/members
http://www.songhall.org/video/event/C41/

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http://www.songhall.org/video/entry/1035

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