The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2015 nominees. The winning nominees will be inducted during the 2015 Annual Awards Gala on June 18th at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey
William "Mickey" Stevenson
Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinn
Sandy Linzer & Denny Randell
P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri
Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia
The 2014 inductees included:
Davies is singer and main songwriter of the Kinks, who was behind the band's hits "You Really Got Me," "Tired of Waiting for You" and "All Day and All of the Night." This year marks the band's 50th anniversary.
Donovan's songs include "Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow" and "Atlantis." The Scottish singer-songwriter has also worked with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ronnie Wood and Jeff Beck.
Gouldman scored his first songwriting hit in 1965, composing “For Your Love” for the Yardbirds. He also penned the Hollies' 1960s songs "Look Through Any Window" and "Bus Stop," among other hit singles.
Weatherly has been writing songs for nearly 50 years, including "Neither One Of Us," which was recorded by Gladys Knight & The Pips. The group went on to record 12 of his tracks -- from "Midnight Train To Georgia" to "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me." Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks also recorded Weatherly's songs.
James wrote "Hooked on a Feeling," recorded by B.J. Thomas and later, Blue Swede, as well as the classic "Suspicious Minds," which became a major comeback hit for Elvis Presley.
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