The Long Island Music Hall of Fame Seventh Annual Gala
The 2018 class of inductees of The Long Island Music Hall of Fame included 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.
Presenters included six-time Grammy Award winner Billy Joel, prVP 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,
Bruce”Cousin Brucie” Morrow, Jackie “Jokeman” Martling, Jimmy Webb and Laura Savini, Melanie