Ray Davies Leads 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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The latest inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame were announced today. Ray Davies of The Kinks is among the honorees. While some of The Kinks’ songs were written or co-written with his brother Dave Davies, Ray Davies was responsible for all of the band’s top 10 hits, including “You Really Got Me” and “Lola.” Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan, who brought us hits like “Sunshine Superman” and “Mellow Yellow,” will also be inducted.

Rounding out the class of 2014 are Jim Weatherly, who was responsible for hits such as “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Neither One of Us,” and Graham Gouldman, best known for the Yardbirds’ “For Your Love” and “Heart Full of Soul.” Also entering this year is Mark James, who penned “Always On My Mind,” covered by Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson, among others.

The gala honoring the inductees will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 12.

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