January 01, 1985
The 16th annual Award and Induction Dinner of The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame was held in New York City in 1985.
The 10 inductees in the 'Class of '85' included the prolific and profoundly influential rock n' roll partners Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, as well as such accomplished songwriters as Charles Strouse and Gene DePaul. Alan Jay Lerner received the Johnny Mercer Award and John Hammond was presented with the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. Click on any of the inductee or award recipient names at right to read a biographical profile.
The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond. The NAPM/SHOF is also devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through workshops, showcases and scholarships.