March 5, 2013

On The Radio: Two Rooms: Celebrating the Music of Elton John and Bernie Taupin


Two Rooms: Celebrating the Music of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, is a weekly radio show that is celebrating its second year in March 2013. Two Rooms showcases the wide variety of music that Elton John and Bernie Taupin have composed collectively and independently throughout their long career. Together, they have released over 40 albums and have also written songs with other musicians, many of which are featured on the show.

Elton John and Bernie Taupin are one of pop music’s most successful songwriting duos. With over 200 million albums sold, they have maintained a fan base and critical appreciation of their contributions to our musical landscape.

Elton John has maintained a career that has now surpassed four decades and continues to write with Bernie Taupin as well as other lyricists including Tim Rice (Lion King) and Lee Hall (Billy Elliott).

Bernie Taupin, in addition to providing nearly all the lyrics to Elton John’s recordings, is an artist in his own right. Mr. Taupin has released three solo albums and two albums by his band, Farmdogs,

He has written lyrics for two number one songs (These Dreams by Heart and We Built This City by Starship), and written with other notable artists such as Willie Nelson, Emmy Lou Harris, Peter Cetera, Rod Stewart, Toby Keith, Melissa Manchester, Alice Cooper and numerous others.

Not an Elton John “Greatest Hits” show, Two Room features special segments such as:

*  Taupin Spotlight – a song Bernie Taupin has sung via his solo albums or with his band from the 1990’s,, Farmdogs; also, songs he has written with other musicians (non-Elton).
Session Man – a song played that Elton has played piano on or sang back up and performed by other artists.
* Cover Song – a song Elton John has covered. 

* Tribute Time – a song that features other artists performing a song written by Elton and Bernie.

Two Rooms broadcasts every Sunday from midnight-1am, EST. The one hour show broadcasts from Cape Cod’s WOMR 92.1 FM (Provincetown, MA) and WFMR 91.3 FM (Orleans) Community Radio Station. The show also streams live as well at www.womr.org.

The show is hosted by David Sigler and more information can be found via the Two Room Facebook page, www.facebook.com/tworoomsejbt and on www.womr.org.

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