Bernie Taupin

Bernard John Taupin (born 22 May 1950) is an English-American lyricist. He is best known for his long-term collaboration with Elton John, having written the lyrics for most of John's songs.

Bernie Taupin
Taupin attending the premiere of The Union at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
Background information
Birth nameBernard John Taupin
Born (1950-05-22) 22 May 1950 (age 71)
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
OriginLondon, England[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Visual artist
  • lyricist
  • singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1967–present
LabelsIsland
Associated acts

In 1967, Taupin answered an advertisement placed in the UK music paper New Musical Express by Liberty Records, a company that was seeking new songwriters.[1] John responded to the same advertisement and they were brought together, collaborating on many projects since.[1][2] Taupin and John were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992.[3]