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2018 Gala

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, at The Space at Westbury, the Hall inducted its 2018 Class of Inductees – a diverse array of performers, groups, and music industry leaders that have made significant contributions to Long Island’s rich music history.

This year’s class of inductees includes alternative rock band Taking Back Sunday; legendary hip hop group EPMD; Michael Lang, the co-creator of 1969’s Woodstock Music and Arts Festival; co-founder of Sire Records and the man who signed Madonna – Seymour Stein; American songwriter, composer, and singer Jimmy Webb; American singer-songwriter Melanie (known for her hits, “Brand New Key” and “Ruby Tuesday”); Sha Na Na band member and game show host Jon “Bowzer” Bauman; American rock singer-songwriter, novelist, producer and journalist Elliott Murphy; American radio performer Bruce “Cousin Brucie” Morrow; American musician, record producer, music executive and music promoter for 1969’s Woodstock Festival, Artie Kornfeld ; and Rich Branciforte, founder of Good Times Magazine, America’s oldest regional entertainment newspaper.

All of the inductees were selected from LIMHoF’s evolving and growing list of involved people, artists, groups and entities that were born, raised, were founded, or have resided on Long Island for a significant portion of their lives and/or careers.

LIMHoF also honored the 2017 and 2018 Music Educators of Note, Long Island public or private school educators who have demonstrated an exceptional and long-term commitment to music education, as well as our Long Island music students.

2018 Class of Inductees

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