1991 Award and Induction Ceremony

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1991 Patron of the Arts recipient Edwin M. Cooperman and Mayor David N. Dinkins.

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Jay Morgenstern and Frank Military receive Abe Olman Publisher Award from CEO of Warner Chappell, Les Bider.

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Song Citation Recipient Cab Calloway and Gene Autry, winner of the 1991 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Jule Styne presents the 1991 Johnny Mercer Award to Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

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Emcee Hostess Luci Arnaz added a warm glow to the evening.

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Henry Tobias and Sid Lippman receive Song Citations for superior song standards.

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Warner Chappell's senior vice president Frank Military, chairman/CEO Les Bider and executive vice president/general manger Jay Morgenstern.

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BMI President Frances Preston pays tribute to 1991 Inductee Otis Blackwell.

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Sammy Cahn with Cab Calloway.

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Harold Nicholas dances and sings the Gershwin Song "S Wonderful" as a tribute to Ed Cooperman.

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West Coast V.P. Buddy Robbins, President Sammy Cahn and Dinner Committee Chairman, Al Feilich.

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Arista President Clive Davis presents Hitmaker Award to Barry Manilow.

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1991 honored such diverse winners as Barry Manilow, Hitmaker Award recipient and the legendary Gene Autry, Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

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Cyndi Lauper and SHoF Managing Director Christina Malone.

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1991 Inductee Antonio Carlos Jobim with "The Girl From Ipanema" vocalist Astrud Gilberto.

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1991 Inductee Antonio Carlos Jobim accepting his award.

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Jeff Harnar croons Comden & Green's Medley of hits.

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1991 Inductees Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry.

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ASCAP President Morton Gould presents 1991 Lifetime Achievement Award to Gene Autry.

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SHoF Vice President Bobby Weinstein with Mr. and Mrs. Cab Calloway

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Barry Manilow and Gene Autry

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Clive Davis and Barry Manilow

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Cyndi Lauper

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Ellie Greenwich and Neil Sedaka

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Lucy Arnaz

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Lucy Arnaz and Paul Shaffer

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Otis Blackwell

1991 Inductees
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Special Awards
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The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrated its 22nd annual Induction and Awards Dinner on Wednesday May 29 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City.

This year's inductees include Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jeff Barry, Otis Blackwell, Howard Greenfield and Ellie Greenwich. Special Award recipients include Adolph Green and Betty Comden (the Jonny Mercer Award), Frank Military and Jay Morgenstern (the Abe Olman Publisher Award), Gene Autry (the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award), Barry Manilow (the Hitmaker Award) and Edwin M. Cooperman (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.