Singer Elton John wished his longtime songwriting accomplice Bernie Taupin on his 70th birthday with a heartfelt tribute on social media on Might 22. Bernie and Elton John have been shut associates and collaborators for over 50 years now. Collectively, the profitable duo has develop into one of many best songwriting partnerships since Paul McCartney and John Lennon, writing quite a few immortal classics over time.
Elton posted. “Expensive Bernie, with out you, I might by no means have had the life I’ve had. What an everlasting reward God gave us. I like you greater than ever my angel. Completely happy Birthday to my dearest pal and collaborator.” The singer additionally included a photograph of the pair holding their Oscars on the 92nd Annual Academy Awards earlier this 12 months after they each received the Finest Unique Tune award.
Over their half-a-century of fruitful collaboration, Bernie Taupin has helped pen the lyrics to most of Elton’s common songs, beginning with 1970’s ‘Your Tune’, all the best way to their 2019 Oscar-winning hit from the Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ known as ‘(I am Gonna) Love Me Once more’. A few of their greatest collaborative efforts embody fan-favorites like ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘I am Nonetheless Standing’, ‘I Guess That is Why They Call It the Blues’, ‘Candle within the Wind’ and quite a few others.
Bernie celebrated his birthday together with his personal put up on Instagram. The 70-year-old posted a photograph of his childhood residence, and wrote, “Onerous to consider that it was 70 years in the past right this moment that I made my grand entrance into the world in that room behind the highest right-hand window. What a trip!”
Bernie additionally stated, “I’ve been blessed with a rare life stuffed with all of the issues actual life needs to be. Happiness, heartache, deep lows, and breathtaking highs. I’ve been fortunate (placing it mildly) to have the ability to do what I like with the folks I like much more each musically and artistically.”
Taupin added, “I don’t really feel 70, I don’t need to be 70 as a result of I really feel a lot youthful, and like everybody I need to get out of this crap time and stomach as much as the bar once more. To all our fans, your presence all through our profession isn’t taken with no consideration. When somebody who says ‘You guys wrote the soundtrack of my life’ will get outdated, so will I.”
The duo’s fans additionally paid tribute to their stellar skills. One fan wrote, “I’m eternally grateful to each of you. Bernie, thanks for all of your superb lyrics and for telling us all the pieces we have to hear by way of the songs. Thanks for being one of the best pal and brother that our beloved Elton deserves, you’re legendary. Completely happy Birthday!”
One other admirer chimed in, saying “Probably the greatest songwriters on the earth… Thanks for the lyrics Bernie and thanks Elton for making his phrases heard all around the world for a few years.” One other supporter wrote, “Completely happy Birthday, Bernie! Your songwriting expertise is totally timeless! And Elton, you might be good!”