Don Henley (The Eagles)
Don Henley Inducts Randy NewmanDon Henley of The Eagles Inducts Randy Newman at the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Don Henley Inducts Randy Newman00:05:27
Randy Newman Acceptance Speech00:02:41
"I Love L.A."00:03:45
Hall of Fame Essay
"I really thought maybe I’d have to die first,” Randy Newman told Rolling Stone upon learning he’d made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of-Fame twenty years after becoming eligible for induction. “I didn’t think it would happen if it didn’t happen, you know, a little earlier. But this is great. I’m really glad it happened when I was still around to see it.”
All things being equal, Newman wasn’t exactly a slam-dunk to make the cut. The L. A. native (he grew up in the Pacific Palisades) was never part o f any scene or movement.
No one has written more beautifully about love and loss.
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