Aerosmith’s Tyler, Perry lead Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Aerosmith song-writing duo Steven Tyler and Joe Perry headline this year’s class of inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the organization said on Friday.

Singer Tyler and guitarist Perry wrote such rock classics as “Dream On,” “Walk This Way” and “Love in an Elevator” since the band formed in 1970 and went on to win four Grammy awards.

Aerosmith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Other inductees include British songwriter Tony Hatch, British-American duo Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of rock group Foreigner, Tina Turner songwriter Holly Knight, and J.D. Souther, who helped write hits for 1970s rock group the Eagles.

“Each of our 2013 inductees has been responsible for captivating the world with their creativity for decades, serving up a rich variety of songs for our global soundtrack,” Jimmy Webb, chairman of the Hall of Fame, said in a statement.

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