Earlier today the Songwriting Hall of Fame announced their 44th annual slate of new inductions to the hall. Leading the list are Joe Perry and Steven Tyler, the songwriting team that leads rock band Aerosmith. They join English songwriter Tony Hatch, best known for a long string of hits written for Petula Clark. Foreigner co-founders Lou Gramm and Mick Jones will be inducted for writing hits that range from "Cold As Ice" to "I Want To Know What Love Is." Holly Knight helped write a wide range of pop and rock hits from artists as diverse as Pat Benatar, Heart, and Tina Turner, and JD Souther has been one of the main architects of the California rock sound of his own group the Eagles and singer Linda Ronstadt. The songs he participated in writing range from "Heartache Tonight" to Don Henley's "The Heart Of the Matter." The induction ceremonies take place June 13, 2013 in New York City.
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