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Awards & Honors

Inducted into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame (2010)

(Click here to watch Ellie's induction speech given by her sister Laura)

Inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame (1991)

25 Gold & Platinum Records 

Inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2012)

Special award from the Songwriters' Hall of Fame & the National Academy of Popular Music for "River Deep Mountain High" - presented by Songwriters' Hall of Fame President Sammy Cahn (1984)

8 B.M.I. "Millionaire"Certificates signifying more than 1 Million airplays for the following songs:

  • Be My Baby

  • Da Doo Ron Ron

  • Chapel of Love

  • Baby I Love You

  • Take Me Home Tonight (Be My Baby)

  • Do Wah Diddy Diddy

  • Hanky Panky

  • And Then He Kissed Me

2 Clio Award Nominations for excellence in the writing of radio & television jingles - Sasson Jeans & Prince Albert Tobacco

Won Clio Award for Levi's Jeans' "Be My Baby" commercial (1991 - Europe)

Advisory Board Member of B.M.I. Foundation

Council member for Songwriters' Guild (1986-90)

George M. Esterbrook Award recipient from Hofstra University, presented to the alumnus who has made significant contributions in their field of endeavor.

Best Broadway Musical Award for "Leader of the Pack" from the New York Music Awards (1985)

Nominated for Tony Award (Best Musical - "Leader of the Pack" in 1985)


Nominated for Grammy Award (Broadway Cast Album - "Leader of the Pack" in 1985)


Elected to Board of Governors and Associate Trustee for NY Chapter of NARAS (National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences - 1986-90)


Received key to the city of Houston, Texas - Mayor Katherine Whitmire proclaimed the day "Ellie Greenwich Day" (1986)

Received key to the Town of Hempstead, NY - Supervisor Joseph Mondello proclaimed the day "Ellie Greenwich Day" (1988)

Gold Member - National Association of Songwriters (NAS)

Winner of Touchstone Award, presented by Women In Music (1998)

Selected as one of Newsday's "Long Islanders Of the Century" (Nov. 27, 2000)

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