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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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