Marvin Gaye will become one of the latest inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame during the organization’s 47th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner, taking place later this year.
Organizers announced the late singer, known for classics like “What’s Going On,“ “Got to Give It Up,” “Let’s Get It On,” Sexual Healing” and many others, will be recognized Thursday, June 9 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
He joins other icons like funk and dance pioneers Nile Rodgers and the late Bernard Edwards of Chic as well as rockers Elvis Costello, Tom Petty and Chip Taylor.
“The 2016 roster of Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees is a beautiful mosaic of the best of late 20th Century popular music. With creators of Rock & Roll, Soul/R&B, Country and Funk/Dance represented, we are looking forward to an unforgettable and extremely exciting event and evening at the Marriott Marquis on June 9th,” said Co-Chairs Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff. “With the exception of two, all of the 2016 inductees are alive and continue to be as vitally creative as ever.”
Additional special award honorees will be announced at a later time. Tickets for the Songwriters Hall of Fame gala start at $1,250. Visit www.songwritershalloffame.org for more information.