Chip Taylor is among those who will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016.
Taylor’s best-known compositions are “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning.”
His songs have also been recorded by Waylon Jennings (“Sweet Dream Woman”), Bobby Bare (“Just A Little Bit Later Down The Line”), Linda Ronstadt and The Hollies (“I Can’t Let Go”), The Brown Family (“Springtime”) and more. His 1973 country/rock album spawned many covers such as “Son Of A Rotten Gambler” (Emmylou Harris), “Clean Your Own Tables” (Johnny Cash) and “The Real Thing” (George Strait).
Taylor will join fellow inductees Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye (posthumously), Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (posthumously).
“The 2016 roster of Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees is a beautiful mosaic of the best of late 20th Century popular music. With creators of Rock & Roll, Soul/R&B, Country and Funk/ Dance represented, we are looking forward to an unforgettable and extremely exciting event and evening at the Marriott Marquis on June 9th,” said Co-Chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. “With the exception of two, all of the 2016 inductees are alive and continue to be as vitally creative as ever. This year’s Induction and Awards Dinner will mark our first year as Chairmen at the SHOF helm and we could not be more excited about the quality and diversity of the songs and songwriters that will be honored.”
The Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 47th annual Induction and Awards Dinner will be held Thursday, June 9 in New York City. Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) honors musical pioneers, while the organization’s outreach to the music community supports the next generation of troubadours.
Additional special award honorees will be announced soon.
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