|Congratulating composer Robert Sherman (center) on his SHOF induction are Sherman's son Bob Sherman, Jr. and BMI President & CEO Del Bryant. photo by Dana Rodriguez|
As half of the Academy Award-winning songwriting team the Sherman Brothers, Bob and his brother Richard (Dick) have written some of the best-loved and most recognized songs in history, including the music heard in such Disney films as Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Parent Trap, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Aristocats, and many others.
With a career that spans almost 50 years, the Sherman Brothers' numerous accolades include two Academy Awards and nine nominations, two Grammy Awards, 23 gold and platinum albums and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for songs like "Chim Chim Cheree," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and "It's A Small World (After All)," considered the most translated and performed song on earth. The siblings also earned the BMI Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement at the 1991 Film/TV Awards and made a major comeback in 2000 with the score to The Tigger Movie, their first major motion picture effort for Disney in over 28 years.
Other Sherman Brothers-penned songs include such pop hits as "You're Sixteen" (which rose to #1 twice, for Johnny Burnette in 1960 and Ringo Starr in 1974), "Let's Get Together" and their first single "Tall Paul," a Top 10 hit in 1958 for the Mickey Mouse Club's Annette Funicello.