In 2020, it was announced that Steve Miller, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, would be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. But due to the pandemic, the ceremony wasn't held until last Thursday in New York.
His friend, actor Bryan Cranston, inducted him, saying, “50 years of [having his] music playing gloriously, infectiously on the radio…Steve Miller is music history.”
Miller, who lives in New York, was on hand to accept the award. He said, "It's a good place. It’s educational and diverse. It’s fun and it endures.”
He then performed arguably his most famous song, "Fly Like an Eagle."
Also inducted alongside Miller were Mariah Carey, Eurythmics -- Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart -- The Isley Brothers, The Neptunes, Rick Nowels and William “Mickey” Stevenson.
Paul Williams received the Hall's highest honor, the Johnny Mercer Award.
St. Vincent inducted the Eurythmics, saying, "They are songs my parents and my kids and their kids will love for generations.”
She then performed “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” and Annie and Dave did “Here Comes the Rain Again.”
Stewart says, "Annie and I were honored and very happy to be inducted by the wonderfully talented St. Vincent into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Our journey together has been like none other, yet we both know the joy and heartache each artist goes through to get to this point. We feel humbly rewarded that so many people love and appreciate our songs, making us part of a giant tapestry of poets and songwriters that hopefully bring some light into people's lives.”
In November, the Eurythmics will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.