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Old 06-15-2005, 01:24 PM   #1
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I was surfing and ended up at songwritershalloffame.org. So I browsed to see who was in it, and much to my dismay I saw who wasn't. Believe it or not, Mr. Lightfoot has NOT been inducted into the National Academy of Popular Music's Songwriter's Hall of Fame. He is, of course, in Canada's songwriter's hall of fame, as he should be, but I was stunned. Ruling out the possibility that maybe NAPM's hall is limited to Americans, I scanned further and found the likes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who are not American. So it is open to international writers. Bob Dylan has been inducted. Why should Mr. Lightfoot not be, and how can we see that he is properly nominated?
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Old 06-15-2005, 01:24 PM   #2
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I was surfing and ended up at songwritershalloffame.org. So I browsed to see who was in it, and much to my dismay I saw who wasn't. Believe it or not, Mr. Lightfoot has NOT been inducted into the National Academy of Popular Music's Songwriter's Hall of Fame. He is, of course, in Canada's songwriter's hall of fame, as he should be, but I was stunned. Ruling out the possibility that maybe NAPM's hall is limited to Americans, I scanned further and found the likes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who are not American. So it is open to international writers. Bob Dylan has been inducted. Why should Mr. Lightfoot not be, and how can we see that he is properly nominated?
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:30 PM   #3
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He has been nominated many times, but never voted in. At one time, there was a separate category for "international" (i.e., not American), so there was only one slot a year. I think that has changed, so maybe he'll get in more quickly. But, given that he was repeatedly nominated and never made it, I am not holding my breath. If you write to them, they will probably tell you the same thing; that he has been nominated but not voted in. A lot of people would have to be convinced, and apparently there have always been other people that they think are more deserving.
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