May 30, 1990 @ The New York Hilton, Grand Ballroom

The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrated its 21st annual Induction and Awards Dinner on Wednesday May 30 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City.

This year's inductees include Jim Croce (posthumously), Smokey Robinson and Michel Legrand. Special Award recipients include Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (the Jonny Mercer Award), Charles Koppelman and Martin Bandier (the Abe Olman Publisher Award), B.B. King (the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award), Whitney Houston (the Hitmaker Award) and Edgar Bronfman, Jr. (the Patron of the Arts Award). Click on any of the inductee or award recipient names at right to read a biographical profile.

The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond. The NAPM/SHOF is also devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through workshops, showcases and scholarships.

Smokey Robinson

Michel Legrand

Jim Croce


Johnny Mercer Award
Sheldon Harnick

Johnny Mercer Award
Jerry Bock

Abe Olman Publisher Award
Martin Bandier

Abe Olman Publisher Award
Charles Koppelman

Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award
B.B. King

Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award
Whitney Houston

Patron of the Arts Award
Edgar Bronfman, Jr.