1999 Award and Induction Ceremony

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Bart Howard and Larry Richmond

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Bart Howard

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Billy Joel

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Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, and Neil Diamond

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Kenny Rogers, Jose Feliciano

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Kenny Rogers and Naomi Judd

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Marilyn Bergman and Stephen Sondheim

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Million Dollar Richmond Check

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Naomi Judd

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Sir Tim Rice

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Tony Bennett and Natalie Cole

1999 Inductees

Special Awards

The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrated its 30th annual Induction and Awards Dinner on Wednesday June 9 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City.

This year's inductees include the legendary singer songwriters Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee and Bruce Springsteen, as well as luminary stage composer Sir Tim Rice. Special Award recipients include Stephen Sondheim (the Jonny Mercer Award), Bill Lowery (the Abe Olman Publisher Award), Kenny Rogers (the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award), Natalie Cole (the Hitmaker Award), Robert Mondavi (the Patron of the Arts Award) and "Fly Me to the Moon" by Bart Howard (Towering Song Award).

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.