43rd Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards
Larry Busacca Constantine Maroulis and Meat Loaf.
Thursday, June 14
Better than: Disco roller derby.
If you closed your eyes and listened to the parade of songs and familiar voices emanating from the Marriott Marquis' luminary-packed sixth-floor ballroom last night, you might have thought you had been transported back to another era when the nation was distressed about the economy and rising oil prices. (Apparently some things don't change.)
Indeed, four of the five new inductees at the 43rd annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame AwardsBob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Steinman and Don Schlitzarguably had their greatest success in that window between the resignation of Richard Nixon and the one-term presidency of Jimmy Carter.