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Elvis Costello, B.B. King and more nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) -- Elvis Costello, B.B. King and Ray Davies are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

They're joined by a slew of top acts, including Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill and Rod Temperton, who wrote Michael Jackson's "Thriller," ''Rock With You" and "Off the Wall."

Organizers gave The Associated Press a list of nominees in advance of the official announcement, set for Oct. 16. The gala takes place June 13 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

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Also nominated are Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, former Eurythmics bandmates Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Bobby Womack and Foreigner's Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, who said in an interview that he's excited to be highlighted as a songwriter.

"It means a lot that those songs have been recognized and, maybe, hopefully, a little part of history," Jones said of the band's hits, which include "I Want to Know What Love Is" and "Waiting for a Girl Like You."

Nonperforming songwriters up for nomination include "Chain of Fools" songwriter Don Covay, country music songwriter Bobby Braddock, and Holly Knight, who co-wrote Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield" and Tina Turner's "Better Be Good to Me."

Linda Perry, the writer behind Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful," is nominated alongside Bob McDill, Rick Nowels, Randy Goodrum, Tony Hatch and JD Souther. Writing duos Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, and P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri will also compete.

Eligible voters can select two nominees from the list of songwriter-performers and three nonperforming songwriters. Voting ends Dec. 17.

Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
4Comments
Oct 15, 2012 7:51AM
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Sorry... OOPs I meant their 30th not there.
Oct 15, 2012 7:49AM
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Bon Jovi was nominated a couple of years ago, but still not inducted yet!!!!! This is there 30th year together and going strong - new album will be out this spring!!!!! Need to be inducted!!!
Oct 10, 2012 3:39PM
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WAY PAST TIME FOR J.D.SOUTHER TO BE NOMINATED>>>>>...

 

Oct 10, 2012 2:06PM
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     i cant believe steve winwood isnt alresdy in there

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