Elton John World News: BREAKING NOW: Songwriters Hall of Fame to Tweet Live This Evening

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Thursday 13 June 2013 @ 16:57 - GMT

Tonight Elton and Bernie Taupin will be receiving the Johnny Mercer Award in New York.

 This is presented to "a songwriter or songwriting team who has already been inducted in a prior year, and whose body of work is of such high quality and impact, that it upholds the gold standard set by the legendary Johnny Mercer," to quote the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

"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," said Songwriters Hall of Fame chairman Jimmy Webb. "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."


They will be tweeting live from the event, so fans are welcome to follow the action on Twitter . . .



Meanwhile, the June 15 edition of Billboard magazine has a short piece about Elton and Bernie. There are also some ads congratulating the pair as well as the other honorees, including Benny Blanco, recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award.
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