Monday, November 13, 2017

Bernie Taupin Worth $70M

Bernard John Taupin, the lesser known lyrical powerhouse behind Elton John’s greatest hits has made his money by giving the iconic performer the words to his tunes.

But how much do you think writing the lyrics for Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer and Candle In The Wind would earn you? So far Bernie Taupin has collaborated with Elton John on 30 albums, and Bernie has also worked with other artists like Alice Cooper.

Taupin also rewrote the hit Candle In The Wind as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales. Bernie Taupin has amassed a fortune of $70 million (£53million) through his songwriting partnership with Elton John. The millionaire lyricist was born at Flatters Farmhouse in Lincolnshire in 1950, and left school at 15 to work as a trainee in the print room of a local newspaper in hopes of becoming a journalist. He soon left his job in the paper and spent the rest of his adolescent years hanging out with friends, hitchhiking, drinking and going to youth club dances. He answered an advert in 1967, when he was 17 years old, that was placed by Liberty Records looking for new talent.

Reginald Kenneth Dwight, also answered the ad and this led to the iconic partnership of Bernie Taupin and Elton John. Bernie Taupin can be credited for the lyrics on Rocket Man, Levon, Crocodile Rock, Honky Cat, Tiny Dancer, Candle In The Wind, Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting, Bennie And The Jets, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Mona Lisa And Mad Hatters, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, The Bitch Is Back, Daniel, Your Song, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues, Sad Songs, and Nikita. The songwriting partnership works in the way that Bernie Taupin writes the lyrics on his own and Elton John composes the music to them. Taupin has been married four times, he and his current wife Heather Taupin have been married since 2004 and have two children. The songwriter has been living in California since the mid-1970s.

- Metro

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