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Paul McCartney Awarded Third Gershwin Prize

Library of Congress – “The prize commemorates George and Ira Gershwin, the legendary American songwriting team whose extensive manuscript collections reside in the Library of Congress. The prize is awarded to musicians whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins. The Gershwin Prize is also meant to draw attention to the musical collections in the Library of Congress, especially the vast popular-music collection, and to encourage students, teachers, scholars and researchers to use this free public resource in their scholarly investigations.”

2 Responses to “Paul McCartney Awarded Third Gershwin Prize”

  1. dana gray scott
    November 17, 2009 at 7:40 pm #

    It’s not that Sir Paul is exactly undeserving, but it’s not like he’s exactly short on awards and it would be nice if the Smithsonian would pick someone a little less obvious for once. However, the show could be goo, or not, depending on who’s on it.

  2. Walter Rimler
    November 23, 2009 at 9:17 pm #

    Paul McCartney is certainly deserving. But why not choose a great songwriter who needs the recognition and celebration? How about Lamont Dozier, who wrote so many great songs for Motown artists, including “Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Baby Love,” and “Come See About Me.”

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