Elton John, left, and Bernie Taupin accept the "Johnny Mercer" award at 

Elton John, left, and Bernie Taupin accept the "Johnny Mercer" award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th annual induction and awards gala on Thursday, June 13, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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Elton John, left, and Bernie Taupin accept the "Johnny Mercer" award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th annual induction and awards gala on Thursday, June 13, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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