It’s time for the Long Island Music Hall of Fame Fourth Induction Awards Gala. This year’s event is going to be even bigger than ever with celebs and artists in attendance such as Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), Vinny Martel (Vanilla Fudge), Charlie Daniels and Gary Bonds to induct a total of seventeen famous Long Island artists and companies including Ellie Greenwich, Zebra, Evin Drake, Dee Snider, Lovin’ Spoonful and many more.
This year the L.I. Music Hall Of Fame is on its fourth class of honorees who will be inducted at its star all-star red carpet award ceremony and fundraiser on Thursday, October 18 at The Paramount in Huntington NY.
The inductees were chosen by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame Board of Directors which involved a particular list of celebrities, musicians, and music groups that were born, raised, or have had history living on the island. The list is also based on recording history, countless hours of research and also includes suggestions from fans who have been listening for years. Becoming a member of the Music Hall of Fame is a major accomplishment for contributing to Long Island’s deep musical heritage.
Some past honorees include an amazing line-up featuring Louis Armstrong, Joan Jett, Tony Bennett, Billy Joel and countless others.
Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals swung by WCBS-FM today to talk about the ceremony as well as his upcoming reunion shows.
“Were doing a tribute to one of the first producers and female songwriters in our industry, Ellie Greenwich,” said Felix.
But he warns Internet users to be wary of what you may find out about your favorite singers, because he’s pretty sure the info out there is tainted.
“I’ve been asked to do a couple songs with Gary Bonds. I’m looking on … Wikipedia and all these things for her songs… every site is different. They claim she wrote “The Letter,” she didn’t write “The Letter. You gotta really be careful folks!”
For more information about the event head over to the official Long Island Music Hall Of Fame website.
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