Fogerty, Hayes Among Songwriters Hall Inductees
John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year.John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. The 36th annual induction is set for June 9 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.
As the leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fogerty penned such classics as "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising" and "Who'll Stop the Rain." After going solo in 1972, he scored hits with "Old Man Down the Road," "Centerfield" and others.
Cropper, a founding member of Booker T & the MG's, was involved in nearly every record issued by Stax from 1961 to 1970. His songwriting credits include "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay," "Knock on Wood" and "In the Midnight Hour."
Hayes and Porter, songwriting partners in the '60s, wrote such Stax hits as "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" and "Soul Man" (for Sam & Dave), "B-A-B-Y" (Carla Thomas) and "I Got To Love Somebody's Baby" (Johnnie Taylor). Hayes went on to win an Oscar for best score for his work on "Shaft."
The Sherman brothers wrote music heard in "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book" and many other children's films. Their Oscar-winning songs include "Chim Chim Cheree," "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)," "It's a Small World" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."
Withers' classic soul compositions include "Ain't No Sunshine," "Lean on Me," "Lovely Day" and “Just the Two of Us." His songs have been recorded by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Will Smith, Lionel Hampton, the Temptations, Tom Jones, Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger and Crystal Gayle.