Ahmet Ertegun Award
Carole King Inducts Mort ShumanCarole King Inducts Mort Shuman at the 2010 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Carole King Inducts Mort Shuman00:01:42
Family of Mort Shuman Acceptance Speech00:00:43
"Save the Last Dance For Me"00:02:57
Hall of Fame Essay
More than anyone else, Mort Shuman signaled the new tide of songwriters in the 1950s: a generation of Jewish kids, primarily raised in the Yiddish neighborhoods of South Brooklyn, who applied their hereditary musical talent to their love of the new rock & roll, hawked the results around the Brill and music buildings in midtown Manhattan, and in the process, rewrote the American songbook.
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