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Bob Seger To Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame [VIDEO]

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Bob Seger leads an impressive class into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for 2012. Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Steinman, the team of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt and Don Schiltz will also be inductees.Seger’s achievements are legendary, Canadian folk-rock icon Lightfoot has hits of his own, including “If You Could Read My Mind,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and “Sundown.” Steinman, wrote all the songs on Meat Loaf’s classic album Bat out of Hell, and Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell.

Steinman also did songs for Bonnie Tyler, “Total Eclispe of the Heart,” Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” Air Supply and It’s All Coming Back to me Now,” Celine Dion.

Schmidt and Jones wrote the music for the longest-running musical in history, The Fantasticks, as well as other Broadway shows. Schiltz has written a string of country classics including the Kenny Rogers hit “The Gambler.”


The inductees will receive their honors June 14th at a gala ceremony in New York City.

I can now look back twenty years…Where have they gone?

The song paints a very vivid picture in my minds eye.

This is heartache personified

More heartache, Steinman was good at that aspect.

Love her voice…’powerful’

He looks different nowadays.

We’ve all been here.

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