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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Neil Young To Be Inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, Artist of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year Award
2011 Juno awards at the Air Canada Centre, on Sunday in Toronto

Neil Young and Bruce Cockburn will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame later this year.

The induction ceremony will be in Toronto's Massey Hall on Sept. 23.

Performers include Buffy Sainte-Marie, k.d. lang, and Randy Bachman.

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At 5/16/2017 02:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My gosh!! It took this long for the Canadian's to put him in the HoF??? Did he piss someone

Well deserved and congrats!!

At 5/16/2017 02:39:00 PM, Blogger Syscrusher said...

Who the hell's in it if not Neil Young and Bruce Cockburn?

At 5/16/2017 02:43:00 PM, Blogger nick said...

More info:

At 5/16/2017 08:21:00 PM, Blogger Joel_Grant said...

1. I did not know there was a Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
2. Had I known, I would have assumed that Neil had been inducted long ago.
3. I did a search and discovered that in 2010, seven years before Neil's induction, Edward B. Moogk, Guy Latraverse, Robert Charlebois and Rush were inducted.

At 5/16/2017 09:09:00 PM, Blogger Syscrusher said...

3. 😆😆😆

At 5/17/2017 05:21:00 AM, Blogger joe lookout said...

Well, with Trump President, Neil opted for 'Canadianship'......


At 5/17/2017 09:11:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

I would hope Joni Mitchell is in there but Neil should have been the first one inducted. Bruce Cockburn unquestionably should be in there as well.

At 5/17/2017 11:22:00 AM, Blogger Acoustic FeedBack said...

My favorite 2 Canadian Songwriters together in one night. I hope they play some music together. I remember a quote from Bruce Cockburn when asked what LP he would want on a deserted island and he answered "Ragged Glory". And I remember Eddie Van-Halen was asked what it was like to be the best guitar player and he answered "I don't know, go ask Bruce Cockburn".

At 5/17/2017 04:49:00 PM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

Just a cursory search, but it looks like Neil is just about the last significant songwriter to be inducted:

Paul Anka
Joni Mitchell
Anne Murray
Robbie Robertson
Burton Cummings
Randy Bachman
Leonard Cohen
Gordon Lightfoot

Admittedly, many of these are technically better songwriters than Neil, but it does seem odd they're just getting around to him...

"Take my advice
Don't listen to me"

At 5/18/2017 09:46:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Paul Anka ??????????
Seriously ????????

At 5/18/2017 01:35:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Well, this little news item seems to have stirred up a bit of amusement.

Let's face it, Neil news is very, very slow these days and we may just consider taking our own sabbatical as well. Although, we've always dreamed of some opportunity to release the 100's of archived TW posts awaiting publication...

Anyways, Neil finally making it into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. This should not be a surprise to anyone, but the way these sorts of awards usually work is that you have to accept the honor in person. So we would just speculate that Neil has been on the short list for years but due to scheduling etc the timing wasn't right.

Now w/ the sabbatical, neil has more scheduling flexibility for this sort of event.

just our very humble opinion, fwiw...

At 5/19/2017 10:56:00 PM, Blogger raeleigh said...

Love Neil, but just to be a little snarky, Gordon Lightfoot is truly Canada's songwriter laureate and has been in for years :) Not bad company to be in at all!

At 5/20/2017 03:13:00 PM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

Well raeleigh, I Googled Canada's Songwriter Laureate, and the only name that came up was: Leonard Cohen

In my mind, I actually think Joni is the best writer, but as far as greatest artist, it's a no brainer...

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Don't listen to me"


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