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Gala 2016

LIMHoF’s 6th Induction Awards Gala was presented on November 3, 2016 at the The Space at Westbury Theatre. Presenters and special guests included Ron Alexenburg, Chuck D., Brian Koppelman, Phil Schaap, Eddie Brigati, Fingers, Denis McNamara, G.E. Smith, Ricky Byrd, David Johansen, Brady Rymer, Kate Walsh, Lenny Kaye, Chef Tom Schaudel, Richie Cannata.

The 2016 inductee class included: Big Daddy Kane, Charles Koppelman, Carter Burwell, Garland Jeffreys, Sandy Pearlman, Santo & Johnny, Jim Steinman, Steve Vai, Vince Giordano, and Westbury Music Fair

*Photos courtesy of Arnie Goodman Photography.

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Gala 2014

LIMHoF’s 5th  Induction Awards Gala was presented on October 23, 2014 at The Paramount in Huntington. Presenters and special guests included Roger Waters, Steve Bellone (Suffolk County Executive), Fingers of WBAB, Debbie Gibson, Dionne Warwick, Sandra Chapin, and Carol Silva of News 12. Performances by Jay Siegel of the Tokens, Kurtis Blow, Avery Wilson, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Jen Chapin, and Billy Joel Band with David Clark.

The 2014 inductee class included: Doug Stegmeyer, Liberty DeVitto, Richie Cannata, Clive Davis, Debbie Gibson, Gerry Goffin, Kurtis Blow, Ron Delsener, Steve Thompson, and Russell Javors

Gala 2012

LIMHoF’s 4th  Induction Awards Gala was presented on October 18, 2012 at The Paramount in Huntington. Presenters and special guests included Charlie Daniels, Lesley Gore, Kurtis Blow, Marty Lyons of the New York Jets and Gene Cornish of The Rascals. Performances by Charlie Daniels, Salt N’ Pepa, The Thunderbird Sisters of The Shinnecock Indian Nation, Gary U.S. Bonds and Felix Cavaliere, Taylor Dayne, Whodini, Joe Butler of The Lovin’ Spoonful, Barnaby Bye and Zebra.

The 2012 inductee class included: Ellie Greenwich, Suffocation, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Randy Weston, Ervin Drake, Leo Kraft, and Zebra

Gala 2010

LIMHoF’s 3rd  Induction Awards Gala was presented on November 16, 2010 at Oheka Castle in Cold Spring Harbor Hills. Presenters and special guests included Lee Rocker of The Stray Cats, Laurie Anderson, John Tartaglia, Lenny Kaye, John Mosca of The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and actor Peter Riegert. Performances by Carole and Paula of TV’s The Magic Garden, Eddie Money, Al Kooper, Eric B and Rakim and Oscar Brand.

The 2010 inductee class included: Dream Theater, Rakim, Lou Reed, Eric B, Eddie Palmeri, Donnie McClurkin, Stanley Drucker, My Father’s Place, Denis McNamara, Teddy Charles, Morton Gould, Roy Haynes, Al Kooper, Steve Martin – agent, and The Shangri-Las

Gala 2008

IMHoF’s 2nd Induction Awards Gala was presented on October 30, 2008 at the Garden City Hotel. Presenters and special guests included Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads, Peter Yarrow, Felix Cavaliere, Grandmaster Flash, Pete Fornatale and Peter Tork. Performances by Blue Oyster Cult, Kenny Vance, Chuck D and DMC, The Good Rats, The Tokens and Jean Ritchie.

The 2008 inductee class included: Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Walter Becker, Pat Benatar, Blue Öyster Cult, Bob Buchmann, Mariah Carey, Aaron Copland, Neil Diamond, The Good Rats, Arlo Guthrie, Marvin Hamlisch, Carole King, Guy Lombardo, Eddie Money, Public Enemy[9], The Ramones, Jean Ritchie, Beverly Sills, Simon and Garfunkel, Barbra Streisand, The Tokens, and Kenny Vance

Gala 2006

LIMHoF’s 1st Induction Awards Gala was presented on October 15, 2006 at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. Presenters and special guests included Paul Schaffer, Jimmy Webb, Alec Baldwin, Joe Bonamassa and Ruth Brown. Performances by Leslie West and Mountain, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, with guest pianist Jimmy Webb, classical pianist Jeffrey Biegel, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Jen Chapin with Stephan Crump.

The 2006 inductee class included: Mose Allison, Sam Ash, Tony Bennett, Gary U.S. Bonds, Harry Chapin, George M. Cohan, John Coltrane, Perry Como, James (Jimmy) D’Aquisto, George Gershwin, Richie Havens, Joan Jett, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Long Island Philharmonic, Edward “Little Buster” Forehand, Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Marian McPartland, George “Shadow” Morton, Run-DMC, Neil Sedaka, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Stray Cats, Stony Brook University, Sam “Bluzman” Taylor, Twisted Sister, Vanilla Fudge, and Leslie West

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