Leonard Cohen and producer/composer David Foster will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2010.
The 75-year-old Bird On A Wire singer has endured a difficult few months after collapsing onstage in Spain last year (09) and postponing a string of European concerts earlier this month (Feb10) to recover from a sports-related injury, but he will be saluted by the prestigious organisation this summer, when he joins Foster and Earth, Wind & Fire members Maurice White, Philip Bailey and Verdine White among the songwriting inductees.
Jackie DeShannon, Johnny Mandel, Larry Dunn and Al MCKay will also be honoured at the gala.
Hall of Fame chairman Hal David says, "Our 2010 inductees are truly representational of the heart and soul of the world's popular music soundtrack.
"We are looking forward to another memorable evening, where we honor their extraordinary accomplishments."
The class of 2010 will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on 17 June during a ceremony in New York.