Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Bernie Taupin Signed Merchandise
AN ONLINE eBay auction is being launched next week on behalf of a county hospice - giving you the chance to grab momentos of one of Market Rasen's most famous schoolboys.
Bernie Taupin was schooled at the town's secondary modern school in the 60s and went on to become Elton John's songwriting partner.
His autobiography about his childhood and youth in and around Market Rasen up to the point when he leaves to make his fortune in London, his photo and DVDs and CDs are all autographed and come with a letter of endorsement from Bernie.
The items have been acquired from Bernie and Elton John by the Butterfly Hospice at Boston for auction.
They are going on eBay in five lots at between 1 and 2pm on October 8 and will be open for bidding over 10 days.
Not only is Bernie Elton John's songwriting partner and responsible for writing the lyrics of such massive hits as "Benni and the Jets" - the autobiography tells about his Lincolnshire girlfriend called Benni - "Candle in the Wind", "Yellow Brick Road, etc but he also writes music on his own and wrote the score for the film Brokeback Mountain.