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Cyndi Lauper headed to the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Other inductees include Linda Perry, Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, Bobby Braddock and Willie Dixon.

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Veronica Linares
Cyndi Lauper wil be inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015. File photo by Michael Bush
Cyndi Lauper wil be inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015. File photo by Michael Bush | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Cyndi Lauper, Linda Perry, Willie Dixon and Jerry Garcia will be inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame this summer.

Country stars Toby Keith and Bobby Braddock will also join the select group when the induction ceremony takes place in New York City on June 18.

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"Each one of these brilliant music creators have written instantly recognisable classics, songs that are both of their time and timeless," said Songwriters Hall of Fame president Linda Moran.

Garcia, who died in 1995 will be inducted posthumously along with lyricist Robert Hunter for their work with the Grateful Dead. Lauper is best known for her 1980 hit single "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," and Perry, a former 4 Non Blondes member, is known to have written hit tracks for Christina Aguilera, Pink, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys.

Country stars Keith and Braddock will be inducted for their contribution to country music, which for the latter means having written one hit song every decade for the past 50 years. He's the only person alive to have done so.

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Dixon, who died in 1992, wrote the often-covered tracks "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Spoonful," "Little Red Rooster."

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