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Donovan: song writing royalty

Donovan and an absent Ray Davies are honoured by the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Ray Davies and Donovan were just two of the musicians to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.

Kinks front man Davies was unable to attend the ceremony however, and had to accept his award via video link following a death in his family.

Jon Bon Jovi performed two Kinks songs to close the ceremony and 72 year old Chubby Checker was another of the night's entertainers.