The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) has announced its 2014 Class of Honorees to be inducted at its star-studded red carpet Award Ceremony and Fundraising Gala on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.
Leaning as heavily on performers as well as music industry giants, this year the organization will induct heavy weights in both classes with celebrities, performances and music history, all in one amazing evening.
The fifth induction class will include:
- Record Producer and Music Industry Executive Clive Davis
- Concert Promoter Ron Delsener
- Actress and Singer Patti LuPone
- Billy Joel Band:
Liberty DeVitto – drums, percussion
Doug Stegmeyer – bass guitar, backing vocals
Russell Javors – rhythm and lead guitars, harmonica, backing vocals
Richie Cannata – keyboards, saxophones, flute, clarinet, percussion
- Lyricist Gerry Goffin
- Record Producer and Remixer Steve Thompson
- Singer Debbie Gibson
- Rapper and Record producer Kurtis Blow
- 2014 Harry Chapin Award recipient and previous LIMHoF inductee DMC of Run DMC
Scheduled performances include a musical tribute to Gerry Goffin. Other performers and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
LIMHoF will also honor Music Educator of the Year, Student Music and Non-Profit Scholarship recipients and a special award marking the anniversary of Billy Joel’s historic trip to Russia.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 20th. General seating tickets are $75 and $150, and are available through The Paramount box office at 631-673-7300 or online. Premium VIP seating is available, to include full dinner and show. For information about Premium seating, please contact LIMHoF at 631-331-0808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“On behalf of the entire LIMHoF Board, we are very excited to honor our 5th round of inductees,” said Jeff James, Chairman of LIMHoF. “We are humbled to have such support from these industry giants who have contributed so much to the music history of Long Island. We look forward to seeing them and all of our friends on October 23 at The Paramount.”
“The Paramount is honored to once again host the 5th Annual Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductions” exclaimed Stephen Ubertini – Paramount Director. “We always wanted The Paramount to be a home for Long Island music – from these Hall of Fame legends to the up & comers we book as opening acts, the history of music on the island is strong,” concluded Ubertini.
Paramount Director Brian Doyle added, “The LIMHoF is a great organization that we are proud to partner with for this wonderful event and look forward to hosting these induction ceremonies for many years to come.”
Past inductees include: Billy Joel, Lou Reed, Carole King, George M. Cohan, Louis Armstrong, Eddie Money, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister, Mariah Carey, The Ramones, Barbra Streisand, John Coltrane, Peter Criss (Kiss), DMC of Run DMC, John Zorn, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Taylor Dayne, Salt N Pepa, Randy Weston, Zebra, Lovin’ Spoonful’s Joe Butler and Steve Boone, Ervin Drake, Gary U.S. Bonds, Stanley Drucker (New York Philharmonic clarinetist), Sam “Bluzman” Taylor, gospel singer Donnie McClurkin, Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult), Simon & Garfunkel, Tony Bennett, and more.
Inductees are selected by the LIMHoF Board of Directors from an evolving and growing list of people, artists, and entities that were born, raised, founded, or have resided on geographic Long Island (Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk) for a significant portion of their career. Induction is based on historical importance and the significance of their contribution to Long Island’s rich musical heritage. Complete induction criteria can be found here.