The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the Class of 2013 -- brimming with rock, R&B and pop A-listers. Among the familiar names up for possible induction -- Jimmy Buffett, B.B. King, The Kinks' Ray Davies, Elvis Costello and ELO's Jeff Lynne.
Several bands are represented:
- Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie.
- Eurythmics Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart
- Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
- Foreigner's Lou Gramm and Mick Jones
Among the non-performers, the list includes:
- Rod Temperton, the Quincy Jones protege who gave Michael Jackson "Rock with You" and "Thriller" and put Heatwave on the map with "Boogie Nights" and "Always and Forever."
- Holly Knight, who co-wrote Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield" and Tina Turner's "Better Be Good to Me."
- Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan, whose hit list includes "Secret Agent Man," "A Must to Avoid," "You Baby" and the iconic "Eve of Destruction."
- Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, best known for their work with The Grass Roots and Tavares.
- Tony Hatch, who had a hand in writing almost all of Petula Clark's hits.
The balloting, for members of the Hall -- with fans able to participate for a $50 membership -- will continue through December 17th.
Source: Associated Press