Elton John's lyricist Bernie Taupin is celebrating his 69th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed poets of his generation.
Popular poet-songwriter Bernie Taupin has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 69th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Taupin, a cultural icon
Born Bernard John Taupin in Sleaford on May 22, 1950, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in British history. Taupin's not just a great poet, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Bernie hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Bernie Taupin as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 69.
Happy Birthday, Bernie, you're the best!
Bernie Taupin career in pictures
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