The monumental career of international songwriter BERNIE TAUPIN has spanned more than five decades. He is one of the top-selling lyricists of all time, achieving 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, and he has had 27 consecutive US Top 40 hits. Bernie has sold more than 250 million records worldwide and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’, which sold over 33 million copies.
In 1970 the Elton John/Bernie Taupin penned hit 'Your Song' introduced them to an international stage, and in the period between 1970-76 with producer Gus Dudgeon at the helm, Bernie and Elton created an astonishing fourteen albums together, including the legendary 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' and 'Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy' - the first album ever to enter the Billboard Chart at No. 1.
Aside from his Elton John masterpieces, Bernie has collaborated with T Bone Burnett, Leon Russell, Rodney Crowell, John Hiatt, Rod Stewart, Courtney Love, John Anderson, Alice Cooper, Richie Sambora, Burt Bacharach, Matt Serletic and many more.
Bernie and Martin Page co-composed 'We Built This City' for Jefferson Starship and 'These Dreams' for Heart, both No. 1 singles in America. Bernie also contributed three songs to Willie Nelson’s 2002 album 'The Great Divide', co-composing the Grammy winning lead single 'Mendocino County Line'.
In 2005 he was awarded a Golden Globe for the song 'A Love That Will Never Grow Old' from the Academy Award winning movie Brokeback Mountain - co-written with Oscar winning composer Gustavo Santillavo.
When he is not storytelling in song Bernie can be found in his art studio, creating mixed media contemporary art on canvas.
Most recently, in addition to several art exhibits in the US, Bernie celebrated the 40th Anniversary of 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road', reissuing this seminal album as a
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