Leonard Cohen to be Inducted Into Songwriter's Hall of Fame

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Re: Leonard Cohen to be Inducted Into Songwriter's Hall of Fame

Post by B4real » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:39 pm

Well the awards just keep rolling in for Leonard. I always say there are no coincidences - everything happens for a reason. Good things really do come to those who wait (or don't expect it). This is just Leonard's time to shine for all the world to see at last :D
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Post by sturgess66 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:48 pm

I'm posting another article with the same news because - pictures and video? The ceremony will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Thursday, June 17th.

There are 6-7 videos at the link - and a gallery of pictures - like -

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From ContactMusic.com
http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/st ... ur_1132400
17 February 2010 01:36

LEONARD COHEN - COHEN, FOSTER AND EARTH, WIND & FIRE UP FOR HALL OF FAME HONOUR

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COHEN, FOSTER AND EARTH, WIND & FIRE UP FOR HALL OF FAME HONOUR

LEONARD COHEN and producer/composer DAVID FOSTER will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2010.
The 75-year-old Bird On A Wire singer has endured a difficult few months after collapsing onstage in Spain last year (09) and postponing a string of European concerts earlier this month (Feb10) to recover from a sports-related injury, but he will be saluted by the prestigious organisation this summer, when he joins Foster and Earth, Wind & Fire members Maurice White, Philip Bailey and Verdine White among the songwriting inductees.
Jackie DeShannon, Johnny Mandel, Larry Dunn and Al MCKay will also be honoured at the gala.

Hall of Fame chairman Hal David says, "Our 2010 inductees are truly representational of the heart and soul of the world's popular music soundtrack.
"We are looking forward to another memorable evening, where we honor their extraordinary accomplishments."
The class of 2010 will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on 17 June during a ceremony in New York.

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Post by B4real » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:03 pm

Thanks Linda,

I was just about to edit my post to ask those very questions - I think you must be a mind-reader :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Vicomte » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:07 pm

I know that all of us on here are fans of Leonard but on looking through the previous persons who have previously been awarded this accolade and so like Wendy, I am somewhat bemused that Leonard has waited this long to be accepted. Bizarre in the least surely?.

Certainly deserved, shame it wasn't long before some others were inducted (dare I mention the Bee Gees :lol: )
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Post by sturgess66 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:26 am

Nothing new here - really - but - it's the picture that causes me to post yet another article. :lol: Credits go to Lorca Cohen for this picture of Leonard Cohen - "unshaven." :D

Article in AmericanSongwriters.com
http://www.americansongwriter.com/2010/ ... inductees/
Leonard Cohen Leads Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductees
By Kevin Richards on February 17th, 2010

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(Photo: Lorca Cohen)

The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced their inductees for 2010.

The list of nominees included Lou Reed and Garth Brooks; however, the final inductee list has been narrowed down to Leonard Cohen, David Foster (”The Glory Of Love”), Jackie DeShannon (”What The World Needs Now Is Love”), Johnny Mandel (”Close Enough For Love”) and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn and Al McKay.

The 41st annual induction and awards dinner will happen June 17 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Want to go? Make sure you’ve got your finances in order: ticket prices for the event start at $1,000 dollars (proceeds benefit the Songwriters Hall of Fame).

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

From the press release:

Leonard Cohen:

Leonard Cohen received the Grammy 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his legendary career of artistic accomplishments in songwriting and performing. Over 2,000 covers of Cohen’s songs have been recorded by artists such as R.E.M., Bob Dylan, Elton John, Judy Collins, Willie Nelson and most recently, Justin Timberlake’s rendition of “Hallelujah” that appeared on Cohen’s 1984 Various Positions album. Cohen always had an interest in music, but it wasn’t until 1966 that his focus turned to songwriting after gaining international recognition for his poetry. Before he released a single song, Cohen sold the highly successful “Suzanne” to Judy Collins which later was included on his debut album, The Songs of Leonard Cohen in 1967 along with “Sisters of Mercy,” and “So Long, Marianne.” His next two albums, Songs from a Room and Songs of Love and Hate solidified Cohen’s iconic status with “Bird on a Wire” and “Famous Blue Raincoat.” His multidimensional lyrics have captured fans spanning generations and nationalities for decades. He was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (2006) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2008) for his outstanding work. Cohen’s world tour, which inaugurated in May 2008, is still playing to sold-out crowds.

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Post by Roy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:37 pm

I am so behind! :(

THE 2010 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

Leonard Cohen
Jackie DeShannon
David Foster
Johnny Mandel
Earth, Wind & Fire

MORE INFO COMING SOON! :D I'M GOING TO EMAIL ROBERT KORY NOW!
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Post by Roy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:44 pm

FROM CBC NEWS

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2010 ... oster.html

Cohen, Foster get songwriting honours

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Montreal-born singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen and Canadian producer David Foster are to be admitted to the U.S.-based Songwriters Hall of Fame this year.

The virtual Hall of Fame honours the best composers and lyricists around the world.

Cohen, who received a lifetime achievement Grammy earlier this year, was cited for songs such as Suzanne, Bird on a Wire and Famous Blue Raincoat. He was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

Foster, a 15-time Grammy Award winner originally from Victoria, is known for his work with a pantheon of pop's biggest stars. He also wrote songs such as Chicago's Hard To Say I'm Sorry, Peter Cetera's The Glory of Love and John Parr's Man in Motion. Foster was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame in 2007.

Other songwriters to be admitted:

Jackie DeShannon, who wrote for singers from Ella Fitzgerald to Marianne Faithfull, and is known for her song Put A Little Love In Your Heart.
Johnny Mandel, who wrote for Count Basie, Artie Shaw and others of the swing era, and created songs such as The Shadow of Your Smile, Emily and Close Enough for Love.
Earth, Wind & Fire, the rock and funk band fronted by Maurice White and known for songs such as That's The Way of The World and Shining Star.

The induction ceremony is set for June 17 in New York.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2010 ... z0fuuAOJIP

FROM BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

http://www.billboard.com/#/news/leonard ... 8393.story

Leonard Cohen To Enter Hall of Fame

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Among those up for enshrinement in the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year are Leonard Cohen, key members of Earth, Wind & Fire, and producer-composer David Foster.

Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White, Philip Bailey and Verdine White are being honored in addition to Foster and Cohen.

Also up for honors are Johnny Mandel, Jackie DeShannon, Larry Dunn and Al McKay. The Hall of Fame celebrates composers and lyricists. The ceremony is set for June 17 in New York City.
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Post by phillip » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:37 am

well deserved:)
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Post by Roy » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:29 pm

I really hope Leonard doesn't recite Tower of Song as a part of his induction speech at the Song Hall. The first time at the Rock Hall was great. The second time at the Grammys made you think of the Rock Hall. It just felt cheap, like okay, you said that already. I don't know, It just didn't feel right. I'm pretty sure the people who atteneded both ceremonies got the same feeling.

Don't expect Lou Reed to give the induction speech this time, or Damien Rice to perform. This is a different crowd from the Rock Hall, but not that different. Don't be surprised if James Taylor, Paul Simon, Judy Collins, Anne Murray or K.D. Lang give the induction speech and performance.

I am so excited to see David Foster being inducted the same year as Leonard Cohen because it gives me hope that Peter Cetera will give the induction speech for Foster and perform with Foster as well. Leonard Cohen and Peter Cetera: my favorite writer and favorite voice, together in the same room. :shock: 8) I hope they pose together for a picture as well. Peter Cetera gave the induction speech for Paul Anka (another Canadian) 18 years ago. I'm hoping that Chicago will finally be inducted into both the Song Hall and the Rock Hall next year!!
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Post by Roy » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:31 pm

LET US KNOW IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THE CEREMONY

THE 2010 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

Leonard Cohen
Jackie DeShannon
David Foster
Johnny Mandel
Earth, Wind & Fire

Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City

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Marriott Marquis Hotel
1535 Broadway
New York, New York 10036-4098
Phone: 1-212-398-1900
Phone: 1-212-398-2250

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Tickets for the Songwriters Hall of Fame event begin at $1000 each, and are available through Buckley Hall Events, (212) 573-6933. Net proceeds from the event will go towards the Songwriters Hall of Fame programs.

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Post by sturgess66 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:09 pm

Roy wrote:I really hope Leonard doesn't recite Tower of Song as a part of his induction speech at the Song Hall. The first time at the Rock Hall was great. The second time at the Grammys made you think of the Rock Hall. It just felt cheap, like okay, you said that already. I don't know, It just didn't feel right. I'm pretty sure the people who atteneded both ceremonies got the same feeling.

Don't expect Lou Reed to give the induction speech this time, or Damien Rice to perform. This is a different crowd from the Rock Hall, but not that different. Don't be surprised if James Taylor, Paul Simon, Judy Collins, Anne Murray or K.D. Lang give the induction speech and performance.

I am so excited to see David Foster being inducted the same year as Leonard Cohen because it gives me hope that Peter Cetera will give the induction speech for Foster and perform with Foster as well. Leonard Cohen and Peter Cetera: my favorite writer and favorite voice, together in the same room. :shock: 8) I hope they pose together for a picture as well. Peter Cetera gave the induction speech for Paul Anka (another Canadian) 18 years ago. I'm hoping that Chicago will finally be inducted into both the Song Hall and the Rock Hall next year!!
I was just looking at the SHOF website. There is a big red carpet affair - and I realized that there would be performances - people honoring the inductees!! :lol: :lol: :D :D :D 8) 8) 8) And I hope that this is televised - on a station that I can see on MY TV! Or, streamed on the internet!

http://www.songhall.org/news/entry/793

For example -
Timeless and iconic folk rock powerhouse Crosby, Stills & Nash were presented their induction award by another folk rock icon, James Taylor, who serenaded the rapt audience with a classic CSN medley that took everyone back in time. The gems included "Love The One You're With," "Long Time Gone" and "Teach Your Children."
We just heard k d lang sing "Hallelujah" again - and I am sort of hoping that "others" will be chosen to honor Leonard. I wouldn't mind seeing Willie Nelson again. :D And hey - I just watched a video on YouTube of Billy Joel singing "Light As The Breeze" - well I "listened" because it is a recording - not a live performance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJXZmgbryQ4

It would be great if some of the very many wonderful Leonard Cohen songs were given a performance - besides the magnificent "Hallelujah" - although ...
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Post by Roy » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:19 am

The Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremonies used to be televised on BRAVO, but they haven't been televised at all in the past few years. I don't think they will be televised this year either. The ceremony doesn't get played on the internet either.

Videos of past induction ceremonies:

Loretta Lynn 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfPrOvhR ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvUxXPSWv6k

Albert Hammond 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmV_1-uqdhM

These are from BRAVO:

Queen's induction speech and performances - Inducted by Wynona Judd in 2003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9lCe-YihCs Crazy Little Thing Called Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcEMUWuj1Q4 We Will Rock You

Pink performing Me and Bobby McGee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsoxuKhYZeY

Billy Joel video bio, but not for his induction. This is for another award he got from the Song Hall.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fUZ2WyMSf8
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Post by jdhayes » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:27 am

And he got another Meteor award yesterday for best international performer in Ireland in 2009! Second year in a row. We hope he will be back to make it three in a row!!! Hope springs eternal in the human breast!
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Post by sturgess66 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:45 am

jdhayes wrote:And he got another Meteor award yesterday for best international performer in Ireland in 2009! Second year in a row. We hope he will be back to make it three in a row!!! Hope springs eternal in the human breast!
Thanks jdhayes!! Congratulations to Leonard Cohen and his troupe!! Here are links with mention -

http://swearimnotpaul.blogspot.com/2010 ... nners.html
http://www.ireland.com/goingout/Meteor_ ... ews/S41949
Best International Live Performance - Leonard Cohen, Kilmainham
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Roy wrote:The Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremonies used to be televised on BRAVO, but they haven't been televised at all in the past few years. I don't think they will be televised this year either. The ceremony doesn't get played on the internet either.
:cry: :cry: :roll: :roll: :shock: :shock: :cry: :cry:

And - okay - I'll speculate some more about who might honor Leonard. :D I already mentioned Willie Nelson. And Billy Joel. And in another thread I said that Paul Simon would be lovely.

And both Billy Joel (not an inductee) and Paul Simon are already in New York - unless they are "away." :lol:

But if someone does cover "Hallelujah" I would love to see/hear Bob Dylan - since Leonard himself has said that when no one else was interested in the song, Bob Dylan was out there covering it. 8)

Joni Mitchell ...

Here is a link that gives the inductees -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:S ... _inductees
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