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Allen Toussaint to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame | NOLA.com

Allen Toussaint is already a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. A multi-talent pianist and producer, he’s written hundreds of songs recorded by scores of artists. They range from the instrumental “Java,” a huge hit for Al Hirt, to “Whipped Cream,” a smash for Herb Alpert and the theme music to the original “Dating Game”, to “Southern Nights,” which Glen Campbell took to No. 1, and the Lee Dorsey hit “Working in the Coal Mine,” later covered by ‘80s band Devo and mother/daughter duo the Judds...

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