Local musicians Cyndi Lauper, Chic’s Nile Rodgers up for Songwriters Hall of Fame induction

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When the final votes are in, two Connecticut residents may be among the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2014 inductees. The organization made the announcement today of 2014 nominees, listing 30 individuals who are up for the honor.

Stamford’s Cyndi Lauper is in the group, as well as Chic’s Nile Rodgers, who lives in Westport. Lauper most recently took home a Tony Award for Best Original Score for her musical, “Kinky Boots,” while Rodgers collaborated with Daft Punk on the French electronic duo’s mega hit single, “Get Lucky.”

Other nominees include Madonna, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, former 4 Non Blondes front woman Linda Perry, John Mellencamp, the Kinks’ Ray Davies and Sade.

The voting will continue until Dec. 16, when members of the organization select the nominees. Those who feel committed to have their say in this election can join and vote, as long as they do so by Nov. 18.

The awards gala will be held June 12 at the New York Marriott Marquis. The 2013 inductees - honored on June 13, 2013 - were Tony Hatch, Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, Holly Knight, JD Souther, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry.

Christina Hennessy

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