Billy Joel, Chuck D and more to present at NOV 8 Long Island Hall of Fame Ceremony - .@LIMHOF


 Billy Joel, Chuck D and more to present at NOV 8 Long Island Hall of Fame Ceremony

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) has announced some of the very special presenters who will help induct the 2018 class during a red-carpet gala and ceremony taking place November 8, 2018 at The Space at Westbury (250 Post Avenue, Westbury, New York). Presenters this year include six-time Grammy Award winner Billy Joel, VP of Columbia Records and the man who signed Michael Jackson - Ron Alexenburg, Senior Director of Music Programming at SIRIUSXM - Lou Simon, The Cowsills, Chuck D & DJ Chuck Chillout, Jackie (Jokeman) Martling, and Live Nation Promoter Christian McKnight, with more to be confirmed.

Announced via press conference at The Space at Westbury, this years' class of inductees includes alternative rock band Taking Back Sunday, legendary hip hop group EPMD, Michael Lang, the co-creator of 1969's Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, Co-founder of Sire Records and the man who signed Madonna - Seymour Stein, American songwriter, composer, and singer Jimmy Webb, American singer-songwriter Melanie known for her hits "Brand New Key" and "Lay Down", Sha Na Na band member and game show host Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, American rock singer-songwriter, novelist, producer and journalist Elliot Murphy, American radio performer Bruce "Cousin Brucie" Morrow, American musician, record producer, music executive and music promoter for 1969's Woodstock Festival, Artie Kornfeld and Rich Branciforte, founder of Good Times Magazine, America's oldest regional entertainment newspaper. The paper became the Long Island musician's 'bible' in the 1970s and 1980s, publishing interviews with Bruce Springsteen and Duane Allman among others.

The LI Music Hall of Fame has added a "Long Island - Hired Guns Award", for exceptional sidemen who have made a career of working with, contributing to, and recording with major touring artists. The 2017 Award will go to Glenn Drewes (Buddy Rich, Michael Jackson, Madonna & more), and 2018 to Tommy Byrnes (Billy Joel's longtime Musical Director and guitarist, Stay Cats, Joan Jett & more)

All of the inductees were selected from LIMHoF's evolving and growing list of involved people, artists, groups and entities that were born, raised, were founded, or have resided on Long Island for a significant portion of their career or existence.

In addition to tributes, performances and introductions by the class of inductees, the Induction Ceremony will host a variety of celebrity appearances, musical performances and visits from former inductees.

Tickets for the ceremony are available now at: www.limusichalloffame.org

Billy Joel, Chuck D and more to present at NOV 8 Long Island Hall of Fame Ceremony - .@LIMHOF  Billy Joel, Chuck D and more to present at NOV 8 Long Island Hall of Fame Ceremony - .@LIMHOF Reviewed by Tony G on November 05, 2018 Rating: 5

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