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Alan & Marilyn Bergman

2014 Songbook Award


"It is truly a great honor for us to be among the first inductees into the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame. And to receive this award from Michael Feinstein, who has done more than anyone to preserve the greatness of the past and insure its future, only deepens the pleasure of this honor." - Alan & Marilyn Bergman


As successful songwriters, Alan and Marilyn Bergman have contributed to the Great American Songbook for more than five decades. Their professional collaboration has resulted in sixteen Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, three Emmy Awards, and one Ace Award. In 1983, Alan and Marilyn became the first songwriters to be nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Song of the five nominated songs. They are members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and recipients of the National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award and the Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award. Their creative efforts "The Windmills of Your Mind," "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" "The Way We Were," "Moonlight," "It Might Be You," and the theme songs for "Maude," "Good Times," and "Alice" have become part of the fabric of American culture. Numerous artists have performed the Bergman's music including Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Jose Feliciano, Frank Sinatra, Maureen McGovern, James Ingram, Gladys Knight, Sting, and Beyonce.


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