1996 Award and Induction Ceremony

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Burt Bacharach, Marilyn Bergman, Hal David

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Frances Preston, Gloria Estefan

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John Denver

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Liza Minelli, Charles Aznavour

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Oscar Brand, Judy Collins, John Denver, and Mitch Miller

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Tony Bennett, and Summer Redstone

1996 Inductees
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Special Awards
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The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrated its 27th annual Induction and Awards Dinner on Wednesday June 12 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City.

This year's inductees include Charles Aznavour, John Denver and Ray Noble. Special Award recipients include Burt Bacharach and Hal David (the Jonny Mercer Award), Freddy Bienstock (the Abe Olman Publisher Award), Frankie Laine (the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award), Gloria Estefan (the Hitmaker Award), Sumner Redstone (the Patron of the Arts Award) and "Happy Birthday to You" by Patty Smith Hill & Mildred J. Hill (Towering Song 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.