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Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductees set

Taylor Dayne plays the Patchogue Theatre for the

Taylor Dayne plays the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Aug. 27, 2011 Credit: None

Dance-pop singer Taylor Dayne (pictured), rockers Zebra and “Leader of the Pack” songwriter Ellie Greenwich lead the inductees for this year's class of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

The artists, along with rockers Barnaby Bye, upbeat folk-pop band The Lovin' Spoonful, metal band Suffocation, jazz pianist Randy Weston, songwriter Ervin Drake and classical composer Leo Kraft, as well as WALK-FM radio, Jones Beach Theater, Concert Security Systems, Inc. and its founder Ira Maltz, and musicians from the Shinnecock Nation will be honored at the Paramount in Huntington on Oct. 18. Tickets for the gala are $50 and $75 through the Paramount box office or

Long Island Music Hall of Famer Dee Snider will receive the 2012 Harry Chapin Award and perform from his “Dee Does Broadway” album. Robert W. Krueger will be honored as Music Educator of the Year.

“This special event is an important step in the building of this Island’s newest music museum, educational center and home for our rich music heritage,” said James Faith, the Hall of Fame's board chairman.

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