Inductees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame will include hard-rock hitmakers from the '70s and '80s, among them the driving duo behind one of the era's most enduring bands.
That would be Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the most instantly recognizable names of those announced to be honored at this year's ceremony. They'll be joined by another team from a popular '70s group, Foreigner's Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, as well as J.D. Souther, who worked with the Eagles on hits such as Heartache Tonight and New Kid In Town, and collaborated with Linda Ronstadt. An actor as well, Souther is currently appears on TV's Nashville.
The class of '13 will also include Holly Knight, who crafted hits for Pat Benatar, Tina Turner and Patty Smyth in the '80s, and Tony Hatch, whose career dates back to the '50s, and who in the following decade wrote and produced hits for Petula Clark, including the classic Downtown.
The induction ceremony is set to take place June 13 in New York City.