Bernie Taupin celebrates his 68th birthday today (May 22), and it goes without saying that Taupin’s songwriting partnership with Elton John over the past five decades has been one of the most successful in music history.

Considering his masterful lyrics and the challenges of the music industry today, what advice does Taupin have for up-and-coming songwriters?  He offers that up in the video below.

While we definitely concur with him on never giving up, it also doesn’t hurt to find a gifted composer like Sir Elton to help bring your words to life, too.

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.