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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-17-06 09:11 AM
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Did Elton John write his own songs?
enlighten me, please. :)

Love his music, by the way, but if he didn't write his own songs, what is he? A true artist or just a flamboyent kind of guy with a flair for the dramatic? ;) :D
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Red State Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-17-06 09:14 AM
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1. Bernie Taupin wrote most of Elton's hits. n/t
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-17-06 09:15 AM
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2. Bernie Taupin
On his best days, Elton works with lyricist Bernie Taupin.

Bernie writes the lyrics and Elton writes the music. That's why there was a tribute album to them several years ago called "Two Rooms." They litterally sit in separate rooms while they are writing.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-17-06 11:21 AM
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3. Taupin: words, John: melodies and arrangements.
And he could have found a MUCH better songwriting partner than Taupin, IMO.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-17-06 11:29 AM
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4. Like Peter Sinfield, for example
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-17-06 11:36 AM
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5. Sure. Or Peter Brown (Jack Bruce's lyricist).
Or Donald Rumsfeld. Or Tommy Tune. Or Peter Saarsgard. Or Harvey the Imaginmmary Rabbit. Or Diamanda Galas. Or Rutherford B. Hayes.

ANYBODY but Taupin.
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