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Elton John and Bernie Taupin to receive Johnny Mercer Award

Written by admin on April 2, 2013 – 8:01 pm -

Elton John and Bernie Taupin will be the 2013 recipients of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award at the 44th annual induction ceremony on June 13.

Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb said of the duo:

“Some catalogs are more ‘deep’ and significant than others not only because of their pertinence to the times in which they were written, but because their sheer mass is overpowering. It’s just not that easy to write 40 Top 10 records. It’s kind of like swimming the English Channel with your hands tied behind your back. Elton’s readily identifiable melodic piano style has proven to be a perfect accompaniment to Bernie’s razor sharp lyrics about relationships and living on the edge of life both in good and bad times.”

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Song of the Week #140 – “Your Song”

Written by admin on January 7, 2013 – 7:29 pm -

Elton John - Your Song single Elton John’s breakthrough hit “Your Song” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

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Song of the Week #99 – “Rocket Man”

Written by admin on March 27, 2012 – 1:13 pm -

Elton John’s “Rocket Man” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

“Rocket Man” was released on single in April 1972, backed with “Susie (Dramas)”. Both songs also appeared on Elton’s fifth studio album, “Honky Château,” which was released the following month.

Elton John - Rocket Man single

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Elton John and Leon Russell – “The Union”

Written by admin on July 1, 2010 – 10:06 pm -

Elton John has collaborated with American singer-songwriter Leon Russell on a new album, appropriately titled “The Union.” The album was produced by T-Bone Burnett.

The collaboration between John and Russell comes 40 years after the two toured together.

Elton John and Leon Russell - The Union

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Happy Birthday Bernie Taupin

Written by admin on May 22, 2010 – 7:50 am -

Bernie Taupin celebrates his 60th birthday today. As Elton John’s writing partner, Taupin is behind some of the most popular songs of the last 40 years, including “Rocket Man,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Daniel,” “I’m Still Standing,” “Your Song” and “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues.” Bernie Taupin 60th birthday
Elton John and Bernie Taupin

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