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Songwriters Hall's new class includes Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith, Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia

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NEW YORK — Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith and Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June.

The organization announced Wednesday that Linda Perry, country music songwriter Bobby Braddock and "Hoochie Coochie Man" writer Willie Dixon will also be inducted on June 18. Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter will be inducted as a duo for their songwriting work for Grateful Dead.

Perry has written hits such as Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" as well as songs for Pink and Alicia Keys.

PHOTO: FILE--This Nov. 1, 1992 file photo shows Grateful Dead lead singer Jerry Garcia performing in Oakland , Calif. Garcia, who died on Aug. 9, 1995, Cyndi Lauper and Toby Keith will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. The organization announced Wednesday that Linda Perry, country music songwriter Bobby Braddock and “Hoochie Coochie Man” writer Willie Dixon will also be inducted on June 18. (AP Photo/Kristy McDonald, File)
FILE--This Nov. 1, 1992 file photo shows Grateful Dead lead singer Jerry Garcia performing in Oakland , Calif. Garcia, who died on Aug. 9, 1995, Cyndi Lauper and Toby Keith will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. The organization announced Wednesday that Linda Perry, country music songwriter Bobby Braddock and “Hoochie Coochie Man” writer Willie Dixon will also be inducted on June 18. (AP Photo/Kristy McDonald, File)

The hall's 46th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner will take place at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Garcia and Dixon will be inducted posthumously.

Tom Petty, Vince Gill, Elvis Costello and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds were part of the acts considered for induction this year.


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