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Madonna, Led Zeppelin Among Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees

Other nominees include Ray Davies, John Mellencamp, Heart

Madonna, Jimmy Page.
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October 9, 2013 11:00 AM ET

Madonna and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are among this year's nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, along with Kinks leader Ray Davis, John Mellencamp, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Nile Rodgers, The Associated Press reports. Sade, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry are also up for the 2014 class of inductees.

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Other nominees for this year include Jim Weatherly and William "Mickey" Stevenson in the nonperforming songwriter category, and Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham for writing duos.  "Always on My Mind" writer Mark James is also among this year's nominees with Don Robertson, Graham Gouldman and Tony Macaulay.

Last year's inductees included Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, as well as Mick Jones and Lou Gramm from Foreigner.

Eligible voters have until December 16th to pick two nominees from the songwriter-performer list and three from the nonperformer list. The 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 12th.

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Dire Straits | 1984

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