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VIDEO: Bernie Taupin’s Advice to Songwriters

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.

Bernie Taupin - Advice to Future Musicians & Songwriters

In a rare interview, long-time Elton John collaborator Bernie Taupin discusses Elton John's The Diving Board and gives advice to future lyricists and songwriters. Explore the music of Elton John: Buy Diamonds 2CD: Buy Diamonds Deluxe Boxset: Buy Diamonds Vinyl: Watch more Elton videos: Subscribe to Elton channel: Follow Elton John on...


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