The SCL Honors Dennis Spiegel
Lyricist Dennis Spiegel is honored for his contributions to the movie and TV music world at a Society of Composers & Lyricists event on June 27, 2009, at the home of SCL President Dan Foliart.
More than 50 friends and colleagues are in attendance at the the dinner, which featured performances of many of the Emmy-winning songwriter’s best songs, written over the past quarter-century. Spiegel’s career has spanned movies (Blame It on Rio), television (High Mountain Rangers), records and the theater, and includes collaborations with some of Hollywood’s finest tunesmiths.
Many members, both past and present, of the SCL board attended and thanked Spiegel for his involvement with the organization. It was Spiegel, said former SCL president Bruce Broughton, who “worked tirelessly” to promote the group of composers and songwriters and increased its membership from 50 to 450 over just a few years. He praised Spiegel as “a spectacular lyricist and a tremendously sensitive person.”