File this under: Why Hasn’t This Happened Before? Joni Mitchell to be Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame


Maybe they never forgave her for moving to California, but I can’t believe that the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame is just getting around to inducting Joni Mitchell into their ranks. 

The names of the 2007 honourees were announced Thursday at a press conference at Toronto’s King Edward hotel hosted by singer/songwriter Kim Stockwood.

Also being inducted are Quebec singer-songwriter Jean-Pierre Ferland, Broadway and movie composer Raymond Egan, and prolific songwriter Henry Burr, who will receive a Legacy Award.

The fourth annual gala ceremony will take place Jan. 28 in Toronto.

Canadian artists Marc-Andre Fortin, Sophie Milman, Joel Plaskett, Marie-Eve Janvier, and The Trews performed at the announcement of the inductees.

Last year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame gala honoured songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Gilles Vigneault and attracted performers like Willie Nelson, k.d. lang and Jann Arden.

To date, the Hall of Fame has inducted 17 songwriters, 59 songs and eight industry legends.

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