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Candle In The Wind Essay

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1 April 2014
Candle in the Wind
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English singer-songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist “Bernie Taupin” as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. (Paragraph 1) “Candle in the Wind” is a name of a song performed by Elton John and written by he and collaborator Bernie Taupin in 1972.  The song was originally written as a tribute to Hollywood movie star Marilyn Monroe who died at the age of 36 in August 1962.  Taupin had been inspired by the phrase “candle in the wind” when he heard someone use it to describe Janis Joplin, the blues-rock singer who died of a heroin overdose in 1970. (paragraph2) “Candle in the wind” was not just tribute song for one person. I see this song as a massage from the writer to every human who lives in the face of the earth; means “good people are living inside of us no matter if they are dead or alive. Although they left our world; they also left actions, and memories.” There are...

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