1998 Award and Induction Ceremony

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Billy Davis, Diana Ross, Barry Gordy, Marylin McCoo

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Billy Davis, Marilyn McCoo, Marilyn Bergman, Allen Bergman

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Diana Ross

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Diana Ross

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Irwin Robinson, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Ervin Drake

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Marilyn Bergman, Irwin Robinson

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Mark Anthony

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Martin Bandier, Frances Preston, Paul Simon, Irwin Robinson

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Nancy Sinatra

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Paul Simon

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Valerie Simpson, Nickolas Ashford, Billy Davis, Diana Ross, Berry Gordy, Marilyn McCoo

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Whitney Houston, Diana Ross

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Whitney Houston

1998 Inductees

Special Awards

The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrated its 29th annual Induction and Awards Dinner on Wednesday June 10 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City.

This year's inductees include John Barry, Fats Domino, John Williams, Dave Bartholomew and Larry Stock. Special Award recipients include Paul Simon (the Jonny Mercer Award), Irwin Z. Robinson (the Abe Olman Publisher Award), Berry Gordy (the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award), Diana Ross (the Hitmaker Award), David Checketts (the Patron of the Arts Award) and "The Christmas Song" by Mel Torme & Robert Wells (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.