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Songwriters Hall of Fame honors Lady Gaga

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 01:32

The pop star was celebrated alongside Cyndi Lauper, Van Morrison and others. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Veteran soul and bluesman Van Morrison and pop star Lady Gaga have added fresh accolades to their list of honors, winning awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday (June 19) in New York. Northern Irish singer-songwriter Morrison took the prestigious "Johnny Mercer Award" reserved for Hall inductees - just a week after he was knighted for services to music in the Birthday Honors list of Britain's Queen Elizabeth. Jazz singer Michael Buble inducted Morrison before the duo teamed up for his classic "Real Real Gone." Lady Gaga played the role of honoree, presenter and performer during the 46th annual gala. Gaga was handed the first "Contemporary Icon Award" to honor "a songwriter-artist who has attained iconic status in pop culture." She also inducted singer songwriter Linda Perry and performed Perry's song "What's Up." Perry, a former member of the rock band "4 Non Blondes," performed "Beautiful," the hit song she penned for Christina Aguilera. Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen inducted her idol, Cyndi Lauper and sang "Time After Time," before Lauper treated the audience to her 90's hit "Hat Full of Stars." 'Grateful Dead' guitarist and songwriter Jerry Garcia was honored posthumously alongside the band's lyricist Robert Hunter. Singer Zac Brown was tasked with celebrating the band and performed one of the Grateful Dead's best-known songs, "Ripple." New Late Show host Stephen Colbert proved he can do more than tell jokes as he sang inductee Toby Keith's song "Not As Good As I Once Was."

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Songwriters Hall of Fame honors Lady Gaga

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 01:32