Folk singer Donovan, 67, wrote 1960s hits "Sunshine
Superman," "Mellow Yellow" and "Hurdy Gurdy Man" becoming an
international star and an emblem of the era's hippie culture.
Glasgow-born Donovan, whose real name is Donovan Leitch, was
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
Davies, 69, was the lead singer and main songwriter for the
British Invasion rock band the Kinks, which he founded with his
brother Dave Davies.
The singer-songwriter behind 1960s hits "You Really Got Me,"
"All Day and All Night" and "Waterloo Sunset" is credited with
setting the stage for hard rock music of the 1970s and adding
sardonic commentary on middle-class British life.
Davies was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990
as a member of the Kinks.
English rock songwriter Graham Gouldman, whose songs were
recorded by the Yardbirds, the Hollies and others, will also be
inducted. The other inductees are "Always on My Mind" songwriter
Mark James, and country and R&B songwriter Jim Weatherly, who
penned the 1973 No. 1 hit "Midnight Train to Georgia."
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Gouldman, 67, wrote the Yardbirds' hit "For Your
Love," as well as "Look Through Any Window" and "Bus Stop" for the
Hollies and "No Milk Today" for Herman's Hermits. He played in the
1970s art rock band 10cc.
Texas-born James wrote the song "Hooked on a
Feeling," which was turned into a hit by Blue Swede in 1974 and his
song "Suspicious Minds" is credited with helping resurrect the
career of Elvis Presley, who had a No. 1 hit with it.
The inductees will be honored at a ceremony on June 12 in New York.
According to its website, the Songwriters Hall of Fame was
established in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and publishers Abe
Olman and Howie Richmond and holds an annual awards gala to honor
inductees. It has an online museum at www.songhall.org and in 2010,
the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles gave it gallery space for its first
(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; editing by
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