Elton's longtime writing partner was born on this date in 1950.
EJW hopes Bernie Taupin has a splendid celebration.
As many fans are aware, it all began in 1967 when Bernie answered an advertisement for talent placed in the New Musical Express by Liberty Records A&R man Ray Williams, who was seeking new talent. Elton answered the same ad and Ray was the one who put them in touch with each other.
Elton and Bernie have collaborated on one musical, Lestat. They have also worked together on more than 30 albums, with the next one, The Diving Board, expected in February of 2013.