Cyndi Lauper and Van Morrison added to Songwriters Hall of Fame
19 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Cyndi Lauper and Van Morrison both performed at the New York ceremony
Cyndi Lauper, Van Morrison and Lady Gaga have all been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The stars received their honours at a three-hour ceremony in New York, and many expressed surprise in their acceptance speeches.
“I still can’t believe I make a living making music,” said Lauper. “I’m blown away.”
The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, was also inducted posthumously alongside the band’s lyricist Robert Hunter.
Country artists Toby Keith, who has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, and Bobby Braddock, who wrote Tammy Wynette’s DIVORCE, were also honoured.
And “poet laureate of the blues” Willie Dixon, who died in 1992, was cited for songs including Hoochie Coochie Man, I Just Want to Make Love to You and You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover.
Lady Gaga had several wardrobe changes during the ceremony
“What a trip,” said the pop star after receiving her award
Source:: BBC Entertainment