Monday, February 06, 2006

Inductees in the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Leonard Cohen, Andy Kim (aka Archie Andrews), Rich Dodson and Gilles Vigneault lead the pack of this years inductees in the Canadian Songwriter's Hall OF Fame. The winner's receive a sculpture by artist Elizabeth Wyn Wood entitled "Northern Island", shown on the left. Cohen and Vigneault we're inducted for penning several songs, while Stampeders guitarist Dodson was inducted for "Sweet City Woman" and singer Kim for "Sugar, Sugar" which Kim performed as lead singer of "The Archies."

This is the third year for the awards, with Gordon Lightfoot and others receiving the honour in 2003, and Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings leading the pack in 2005.

The Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of Canadian songwriters through an annual star-studded induction gala, which showcases the work of inductees and features performances by popular singer-songwriters and other recording artists from across the country.

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