THE LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME
THIRD INDUCTION GALA
NOVEMBER 16, 2010 OHEKA CASTLE, HUNTINGTON, NY
Induction Class Highlights Far-Reaching Contributions of
(Port Jefferson, NY) The Long Island Music Hall of Fame
(LIMHoF) is proud to announce its Third Induction Award Ceremony and
Fundraising Gala, which will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at the
famed Oheka Castle, 135 West Gate Drive in Huntington, NY. Major stars from the
Latin, hip-hop, classical, metal, gospel, folk, jazz, rock ‘n roll, and oldies
worlds will be joined by past inductees and celebrity presenters at the
The third LIMHoF induction class includes
BRAND - Folk singer, songwriter and author, who has composed over 300 songs
and recorded over 100 albums. Host of radio’s Oscar Brand's Folksong
Festival for 65 years. Recipient of two Peabody Awards for broadcast
excellence. Worked with Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Josh White,
The Weavers and Pete Seeger.Author of several folk
song histories and collections.
CAROLE AND PAULA (Carole Demas and Paula Janis) – Stars of TV’s The Magic Garden children’s show
that ran from 1972 to 1984. Recording of music from the show received a Grammy
nomination and the program received a citation from the Children's Television
TEDDY CHARLES - Jazz pianist, drummer and vibraphonist. Worked with many of
the great artists of the last 60 years including Charles Mingus, Miles Davis,
Aretha Franklin, Chuck Willis and Earl Bostic.
THEATER - Influential progressive heavy metal band, with an over
twenty-year history and legions of fans. Well known for the technical
proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music
instruction magazines. They’ve sold over 2.1 million albums in the U.S., and
over 10 million records worldwide.
DRUCKER - Principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, of which he was
a member for 60 years, performing in over 10,200 concerts.More than 150 appearances as a soloist with the Philharmonic.Awarded a Guinness World Record for longest career as a
ERIC B AND RAKIM - DJ Eric Barrier and MC Rakim are considered to be one of the most influential
and innovative groups in rap. MTV ranked their landmark album,Paid in Full, number one in "The Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All
Time." Rolling Stone magazine listed it at number 227 on
"The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
MORTON GOULD -
Pulitzer Prize and Grammy-winning classical composer and conductor for the
concert stage, film, radio, theater and recordings for more than 60 years. Former President of ASCAP.Member of the
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and recipient of a Grammy
Lifetime Achievement Award.
BOB GRUEN -
One of the greatest rock and roll photographers and creator of many iconic
images. Was John Lennon's personal photographer during his time in New York City.Also known for photos of among many
others, Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Led Zeppelin, Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Joe
Strummer, The Who and Green Day.
ROY HAYNES -
Jazz drummer and bandleader, one of the most recorded percussionists in jazz
for more than 60 years, inducted into the Down Beat Magazine Hall of Fame. Has played in a wide range of styles ranging from swing and bebop
to jazz fusion and avant-garde jazz.
AL KOOPER -
Songwriter, record producer, organist and guitarist since the mid-1950s- one of
the founders of Blood, Sweat and Tears and creator of Super Session with
himself, Stephen Stills and Mike Bloomfield. Also worked with
Bob Dylan and The Blues Project.Performed on hundreds
STEVE MARTIN -
President for North America of the Agency Group, one of the largest booking
agencies in the business, with a roster of over 1,000 artists. Representing rock, metal, reggae, folk, R&B, hip-hop,
classical, and children’s entertainment.
DONNIE MCCLURKIN - Gospel singer and winner of three Grammy awards, ten Stellar awards, two BET
awards, two Soul Train awards, one Dove award and one NAACP Image award. Host of the Donnie McClurkin Radio Program and “Perfecting Your
Praise” on cable television.
DENIS MCNAMARA - Award winning program director and DJ of WLIR radio, an important part of
Long Island music scene and one of the most-listened to outlets of its kind in
the country. Currently voice-over
artist, consultant to radio and music artists, and guest host for WRCN 103.9.
MY FATHERS PLACE
(venue) - One of Long Island's great concert venues for many years. Located
in Roslyn and operated by Michael "Eppy" Epstein. Presented
hundreds of major artists in many different genres.Worked
closely with WLIR-FM radio, which broadcast many concerts from the venue.
EDDIE PALMIERI - Nine-Time Grammy Award-winning Latin pianist and bandleader. In 2009 his
album “Azucar Pa Ti” was inducted into the National Recording Registry of The
United States Library of Congress. Best known for combining
jazz piano and instrumental solos with Latin rhythms. More than 50 years
in the business.
LOU REED - Guitarist,
vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, solo artist,
singer and songwriter across multiple genres and in many styles, with nearly 50
years in the music business. Best known for “Walk on the Wild
THE SHANGRI-LAS - Girl group from the 1960s - best known for “Leader of the Pack” and “Remember
(Walking in the Sand).” They performed with the Beatles and toured with The
Drifters and James Brown. Cited as an influence by 70s punk rock-era acts such
as the New York Dolls and Blondie.
JOHN ZORN -
Avant-garde composer, arranger, record producer, saxophonist and
multi-instrumentalist. Has hundreds of album credits
as a performer, composer or producer. His experimental music draws from a wide
range of musical genres and traditions. Leader of Naked City
LIMHoF will also present the 2010 Music Educator of Note
Award to a recipient who will be selected by November 1, and will formally
present the 2009 Award to the family of Joseph Sugar, who passed away in 2009.
Inductees and presenters who have attended the previous
two LIMHoF Galas include Billy Joel, Paul Shaffer, Alec Baldwin, Joan Jett,
Peter Criss of Kiss, DMC of Run DMC, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, LL
Cool J, Public Enemy, The Good Rats, Little Anthony and the Imperials,
songwriter Jimmy Webb, former Monkee Peter Tork, The Tokens, Young Rascals
front-man Felix Cavaliere, Twisted Sister, producer George “Shadow” Morton,
Roger Earl of Foghat, Vanilla Fudge, jazz pianist Mose Allison, Leslie West and
Mountain, Gary U.S. Bonds, Sam “Bluzman” Taylor, Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma
from Blue Oyster Cult, and many others.
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.
of Fame Third Induction Award Ceremony and Fundraising Gala Date and Time:Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Red Carpet, 7PM DoorLocation:OhekaCastle
135 West Gate Drive
). Tickets: $100 General Admission, $250 VIP tickets
(includes entrance to special VIP party with the inductees, open bar and buffet),
available at www.limusichalloffame.org,
631-331-0808 or at Cinema Arts Centre.
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museum and membership organization dedicated to the idea that Long Island’s
musical heritage is an important resource to be celebrated and preserved for
future generations. The organization defines
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Hall of Fame sponsors the Long Island Sound Award (LISA), traveling educational
exhibits, and a scholarship program. It is also creating a museum home where
the story of the
’s musical heritage will
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