Legendary Soul group Earth, Wind and Fire and the legendary Bob Marley have been selected to be a part of the 2010 inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The ceremony, which will be held Thursday in New York City, celebrates songwriters, for their accomplishments and for being an inspiration to their fellow colleagues.
“Our 2010 inductees are truly representational of the heart and soul of the world’s Popular Music soundtrack,” Chairman/CEO Hal David said in a statement. “We are looking forward to another memorable evening where we honor their extraordinary accomplishments.”
Among the elite, will be David Foster, who will also be inducted Thursday, for co-writing Earth, Wind and Fire’s classic hit, “After the Love Has Gone.”
Former Genesis lead singer Phil Collins, who is most known in Hip-Hop for his collaboration with Bone Thugs and Harmony, will receive its highest honor, the Johnny Mercer Award.
Other inductees include Taylor Swift, Leonard Cohen, Jesse Stone, Laura Nyro, Jackie DeShannon, Johnny Mandel, Matt Dennis and Sunny Skylar.
The Hall will also honor “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” written by Paul Simon, as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.
The 41st annual induction and awards dinner, scheduled for Thursday, June 17 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.