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Bernie Taupin: They Both Come From The Same Place

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Bernie Taupin is probably best known for his songwriting and collaborations with Elton John...but he also paints! Bernie's got an art exhibit that will run through December at Gallery 319 In Woodland Hills.

Fun facts about Bernie Taupin (Source: Wikipedia)

1.) Bernard John "Bernie" Taupin (born 22 May 1950) is an English lyricist, poet, and singer, best known for his long-term collaboration with Elton John, writing the lyrics for the majority of the star's songs, making his lyrics some of the best known in pop-rock's history.

2.) In 1967, Taupin answered an advertisement in the UK's music paper New Musical Express that was seeking new songwriters. Around the same time Elton John submitted samples of his work to the paper, and the pair were brought together, collaborating on many projects since.

3.) In 1971, journalist Penny Valentine wrote that "Bernie Taupin's lyrics were to become as important as Elton [John] himself, proved to have a mercurial brilliance. Not just in their atmospheric qualities and descriptive powers, but in the way he handled words to form them into straightforward poems that were easy to relate to."

He'll also be at an event Thursday night, November 22 at the Grammy Museum.

Check out Bernie Taupin's Official Website.

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