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  • Mar 8, 1971
    Capitol Records founder Johnny Mercer is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the New York Hilton. Other additions include Harry Warren, Rudolf Friml and Ira Gershwin
    May 15, 1972
    "Sea Of Heartbreak" songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David join the Songwriters Hall of Fame during an event at New York's Americana Hotel. Other inductees include Leo Robin, Carl Sigman, Mitchell Parish, Haven Gillespie, Pete Seeger, Arthur Freed, Edgar Leslie, E.Y. Harburg and Andy Razaf
    Mar 17, 1980
    A year after Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius got a country hit with their song "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," Alan and Marilyn Bergman are inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York
    Mar 9, 1981
    "Adios Amigo" composer Jerry Livingston and "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer" songwriter Johnny Marks are inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony in New York
    Nov 26, 1981
    Paul Simon, author of the Emmylou Harris hit "The Boxer," is announced as a 1982 inductee in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Others to be added in March include Gordon Jenkins, Meredith Willson, Jerry Ross and Bob Dylan
    Mar 15, 1982
    "You Ain't Going Nowhere" composer Bob Dylan is inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City. Also added are Paul Simon, Jerry Ross, Gordon Jenkins and Meredith Willson
    Mar 7, 1983
    "Any Day Now" composer Bob Hilliard and Broadway figure Fred Ebb join the Songwriters Hall Of Fame during a dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Willie Nelson receives the Lifetime Achievement award
    Apr 15, 1984
    The Songwriters Hall of Fame inducts Neil Diamond, who authored the Glen Campbell hit "Sunflower," during a ceremony in New York. Also inducted: Richard Adler, Al Hoffman, Henry Mancini and George David Weiss
    Mar 18, 1985
    Kris Kristofferson is inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York
    Mar 3, 1986
    Buddy Holly is inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, along with the songwriting team of Felice & Boudleaux Bryant. Holly's "True Love Ways" became a country hit for Mickey Gilley. The Bryants wrote "Bye Bye Love" and "Rocky Top," among others

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