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Cohen set for Songwriters Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon and David Foster are among those to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year, it was announced in New York.

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Acclaimed producer Henry Lewy dead at 79

PRESCOTT, Ariz., April 12 (UPI) -- Longtime Joni Mitchell recording engineer and producer Henry Lewy has died in Prescott, Ariz., at age 79.

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Honors for Bacharach and David

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- The Songwriters Hall of Fame said New York said Thursday "What the World Needs Now Is Love" will receive the 2004 Towering Song Award.

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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include Kenny Rogers, who was born in 1938 (age 64); Harold Reid of the Statler Brothers in 1939 (age 63); Tom Coster of Santana in 1941 (age 61); Jackie DeShannon in 1944 (age 58); the Buckinghams' guitarist Carl Giammerese in 1
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include the late Harry Mills of the Mills Brothers, who was born in 1913; drummer Ginger Baker of Cream and, later, Blind Faith in 1939 (age 63); Johnny Nash in 1940 (age 62); Billy J. Kramer of Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas in
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Jackie DeShannon (born Sharon Lee Myers on August 21, 1944 in Hazel, Kentucky), is an American singer-songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards. She was one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock 'n' roll period.

Sharon Myers adopted the name Jackie DeShannon, believed to be the name of an Irish ancestor. Executives at Liberty Records thought the name Sharon Myers would not help sell records. (She once reported that record executives added "Shannon" to "Jackie Dee," one of the names under which she recorded, to create her name.)

DeShannon was born the daughter of musically inclined farming parents, Sandra Jean and James Erwin Myers, and was singing country tunes on a local radio show at the age of six. By the age of eleven, DeShannon was already hosting her own radio program. When life on the farm became too difficult, the family moved to Aurora, Illinois, her mother's home town, and her father resumed his other career as a barber. After a year, they moved up the Fox River to Batavia, Illinois, where Sharon attended high school.

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