Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pete Townshend, Bob Seger among 2012 Songwriters Hall nominees

Pete Townshend, Bob Seger, Steve Miller and Lou Reed are among the rockers nominated for the 2102 Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

In the Performer category, the four are joined by Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, The Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Deborah Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, George Michael, Gordon Lightfoot, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) and Dion DiMucci.

The Non-Performer category nominees include Jim Steinman, notable for his work with Meat Loaf, as well as 11 other professional writers.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates songwriters, educates the public with regard to their achievements, and produces a spectrum of professional programs devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through workshops, showcases and scholarships. There are fewer than 400 inductees who make up the impressive roster enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

The organization, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world, holds annual elections to determine those who will make up the roster of inductees for the following year. Eligible voting members will have until December 12th, 2011 to turn in ballots with their choices of two nominees from a non-performer and two from a performer category.

The 2012 Annual Awards Gala will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis on Thursday, June 14, as part of the “Songwriters Hall of Fame Week.”

2012 Songwriters Hall Of Fame nominees

Elvis Costello
Dion DiMucci
Deborah Harry/Chris Stein (Blondie)
Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens)
Annie Lennox/Dave Stewart
Gordon Lightfoot
George Michael
Steve Miller
Lou Reed
Bob Seger
Pete Townshend
Tom Waits

The Who The Who

The Who – My Generation
Beat Club – German TV – March 11, 1967

The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again
The Kids Are Alright DVD

See also:

VIDEO: Roger Daltrey rocks Who classic on The Tonight Show
The Who: Pete Townshend writing autobiography
The Who: Roger Daltrey bringing Tommy to North America
VIDEO: Foo Fighters & Roger Daltrey rock NME Awards
Roger Daltrey to perform The Who’s “Tommy” at Teenage Cancer Trust
Super Bowl Flashback: The Who (2010)
VIDEO: The Who headline Killing Cancer benefit
The Who: Roger Daltrey reveals cancer scare