Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Bernie!

Bernie Taupin is not a household name. But, there are few lyricists who come close to matching Taupin's commercial success with his far more famous collaborator, Elton John.

Taupin teamed up with John after answering an advertisement, in 1967, for talent by a local agent. Thus began the famous songwriting team who would collaborate on 30+ albums to date.

The team broke up between 1977 and 1979 but re-united and continue to develop songs together. Their famous tunes include "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Candle In the Wind," "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me," and "Your Song," their very first hit in 1970.

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