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2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Randy Newman

Randy Newman

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    Don Henley (The Eagles)
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Randy Newman

Hall of Fame Essay


Bud Scoppa

"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.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2013
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2013 Inductee Randy Newman

No one has written more beautifully about love and loss.

Don Henley

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