Bernie Taupin (born May 22, 1950) is a lyricist famous for his collaboration with Elton John.
Taupin was born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, in the United Kingdom. He showed an early flair for writing while at school and he then started working in a printing firm.
In 1967, he answered an advertisement for a lyric-writer printed in the New Musical Express which began a famous and well-loved team of John/Taupin. John and Taupin have collaborated on over 30 albums. Taupin's lyrics include such memorable tunes as "Candle in the Wind," "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," and 1969's "Your Song," his and John's first hit.
Taupin has written a book The One Who Writes the Words for Elton John, and has recorded two works for aural medium.