January 01, 1980
The 11th annual Award and Induction Dinner of The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame was held in New York City in 1980.
This year's inductees were Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Herb Magidson. Frank Sinatra received the inaugural Johnny Mercer Award and Ethel Merman was presented with the first-ever 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.