Songwriters' Hall of Fame gets new members

The creators of “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “She’s Gone,” “Let’s Stay Together” and ”American Pie” are all getting their due.

The creators of “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “She’s Gone,” “Let’s Stay Together” and ”American Pie” are all getting their due.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame inducts the Motown team of Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield, the blue-eyed soul duo Daryl Hall and John Oates, soulman turned preacher Al Green and folk legend Don McLean today.

The hall is also inducting Charles Fox, writer of Roberta Flack’s hit ”Killing Me Softly”, which was reputedly written about Don McLean.

Stevie Wonder, Neil Sedaka and Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 also are getting special awards at the 35th annual ceremony.

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