1989 Award and Induction Ceremony

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Lou Rawls sings "I Want to be Around to Pick up the Pieces" to Marilyn McCoo.

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Marilyn McCoo sings "The Man I Love."

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Patti LaBelle, Sammy Cahn and Michael Bolton

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SHoF Board Members Burt Korall, Gregory Abbott, and Bobby Weinstein.

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Gary Morris, Melissa Manchester, Patti LaBelle, Jeffrey Osborne, and Buster Poindexter sing the open

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Dick Clark presents Posthumous Induction to Eddie DeLange's children, Stephanie and Warren.

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Liza Minnelli inducts Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley into the Hall of Fame.

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Anita Baker sings "Summertime".

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The magic of music Stage

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Radio City Music Hall

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Class of 1989

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K.D. Lang sings Roy Orbison's "Crying"

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Liza Minnelli closes the show with a stirring tribute to "New York, New York."

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Patti LaBelle

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Paula Abdul

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Tommy Tune and Paula Abdul

Inductees

Special Awards

The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrated its 20th annual Induction and Awards Dinner on Thursday May 11 at legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

This year's inductees include Roy Orbison, Lee Adams, Leslie Bricusse, Eddie De Lange and Anthony Newley. Special Award recipients include Quincy Jones (the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award) and Roger Enrico (the Patron of the Arts Award). Click on any of the inductee or award recipient names at right to read a biographical profile.

The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond. The NAPM/SHOF is also devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through workshops, showcases and scholarships.