FILE - This June 30, 2012 file photo shows British pop star 

FILE - This June 30, 2012 file photo shows British pop star Elton John performing during the Euro 2012 soccer championship in Kiev, Ukraine. The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced Tuesday, April 2, 2013, that Elton John and Bernie Taupin will be the 2013 recipients of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award. The 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner is slated for Thursday, June 13 in New York.  (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, file)
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FILE - This June 30, 2012 file photo shows British pop star Elton John performing during the Euro 2012 soccer championship in Kiev, Ukraine. The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced Tuesday, April 2, 2013, that Elton John and Bernie Taupin will be the 2013 recipients of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award. The 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner is slated for Thursday, June 13 in New York. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, file)
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