Gordon Lightfoot to be inducted into U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame
Longtime SOCAN member Gordon Lightfoot will head into the U.S.-based Songwriters Hall of Fame when the organization honours its newest inductees at a gala ceremony on June 14, 2012, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Lightfoot is already a member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. He's won 13 Juno Awards, including an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and a staggering 16 SOCAN Awards, including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award (in 1990, then called the William Harold Moon Award). Lightfoot's folk-pop hits include "Early Morning Rain," "Sundown," "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" and "If You Could Read My Mind."
Also being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year are veteran rocker Bob Seger, Meat Loaf songwriter Jim Steinman, country tunesmith Don Schlitz, and composer Harvey Schmidt and lyricist Tom Jones, who co-wrote the longest-running musical in history (42 years), The Fantasticks.