Donovan: song writing royalty
13 June 2014 Last updated at 13:19 BST
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.