A lot of misperceptions surrounded the Elton John hit "Daniel." Many thought that the song was biographical, that it referred to co-writer/lyricist Bernie Taupin's brother. Taupin has said that the song deals with a totally fictional character. The original lyric for the song was much longer, detailing "Daniel"'s past as a war veteran. The deletion only added to the song's mythology. Co-written by John and Taupin and produced by Gus Dudgeon, the million-selling "Daniel" went to number two pop and number one adult contemporary for two weeks in the spring of 1973. It earned the singer a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. The track was included on John's LP Don't Shoot Me I'm the Piano Player, which went platinum, staying at number one pop for two weeks, and included the number one pop single "Crocodile Rock." "Daniel" was covered on the 1991 album Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin by Wilson Phillips.