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2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and Foreigner's Mick Jones and Lou Gramm were among the inductees, with appearances by Billy Joel, Sting, Elton John and more

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    Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner pose with Joe Perry and Steven Tyler at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City

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    Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner speak at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City

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    Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Billy Joel speaks at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Sting performs onstage at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Elton John and Bernie Taupin accept the Mercer Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City

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    Honoree Steven Tyler of Aerosmith attends the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Steven Tyler and Joe Perry arrive for the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2013 Annual Induction and Awards Ceremony June 13, 2013 in New York

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    Sting performs onstage at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Sting performs onstage at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Sting performs onstage at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Sting speaks at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Smokey Robinson and Honoree Steven Tyler attend the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Billy Joel inducts Lou Gramm and Mick Jones during the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2013 Annual Induction and Awards Ceremony June 13, 2013 in New York.

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    Mick Jones and Rob Thomas attend the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Mick Jones, Lou Gramm of Foreigner and Billy Joel (C) attend the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner perform at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Mick Jones of Foreigner perform at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner perform at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Mick Jones of Foreigner speaks at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Presenter Rob Thomas speaks at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Lou Gramm of Foreigner perform at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner perform at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Billy Joel speaks at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Lou Gramm of Foreigner perform at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Steven Tyler performs at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Joe Perry performs at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith speak at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Steven Tyler performs at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner attends the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith attend the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Mick Jones, Nicole Cook Johnson, Lou Gramm and Jody Klein attend the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Elton John and Bernie Taupin speak at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Constantine Maroulis signs guitar at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Smokey Robinson speaks at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Joe Perry of Aerosmith attend the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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    Jimmy Webb, Berry Gordy, Mick Jones, Bernie Taupin, Tony Hatch, Holly Knight, JD Souther, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler and Benny Blanco attend the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

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