1983 Award and Induction Ceremony



January 01, 1983

The 14th annual Award and Induction Dinner of The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame was held in New York City in 1983.

This year's eleven inductees included Alec Wilder, Stevie Wonder and Ervin Drake. Sammy Cahn received the Johnny Mercer Award, Howie Richmond was presented with the Abe Olman Publisher Award, Willie Nelson was given the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, and Margaret Whiting and Rosemary Clooney were co-recipients of the Hitmaker 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.

Bob Hilliard

Hugh Martin

John Kander

Fred Ebb

Neil Sedaka

Harry Tobias

Alec Wilder

Ralph Blane

Harry Akst

Stevie Wonder

Ervin Drake


Johnny Mercer Award
Sammy Cahn

Abe Olman Publisher Award
Howard S. Richmond

Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award
Willie Nelson

Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award
Margaret Whiting

Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award
Rosemary Clooney