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  • Elton John + Bernie Taupin to Receive Johnny Mercer Award

    Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:55:56

    Elton John + Bernie Taupin to Receive Johnny Mercer Award - They will be feted at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction Awards

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    Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb announced that Elton John and Bernie Taupin will be the 2013 recipients of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award at the 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

    Congrats, gents!

    John and Taupin have one of the most prolific and successful songwriting partnerships ever known. Their award-winning relationship spans four decades with collaboration on more than 30 albums to date. John was introduced to Taupin in 1967, and by the time of his self-titled breakthrough album and timeless hit "Your Song" had introduced him to an international stage in 1970, the two had honed their skill to such a degree that Taupin could present John with a lyric and he could compose to it within the hour. In the period between 1970-76, with producer Gus Dudgeon at the helm, John and Taupin made an astonishing 14 albums together.

    What is your favorite Elton John song?

    —Carly Costello
    04.08.13



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