The Kinks frontman Ray Davies and folk singer Donovan are among the artists set to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year.
Rounding out this year’s five inductees are 10cc’s Graham Gouldman, “Midnight Train to Georgia” writer Jim Weatherly, and Mark James, who wrote the Elvis Presley hit “Suspicious Minds.”
As reported by Rolling Stone, while both Dave Davies and Ray Davies wrote hits for The Kinks, all the band’s Top 10 U.S. singles were penned by Ray.
Those songs were “You Really Got Me,” “All Day and All of the Night,” “Tired of Waiting for You,” “Lola” and “Come Dancing.” Scottish singer Donovan is best known for such hits as “Mellow Yellow” and “Sunshine Superman.” Gouldman wrote the 1965 Yardbirds single “For Your Love” before going on to success with 10cc. The Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at New York City's Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 12th.
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