Bernie Taupin

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1995 (The 1996 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1995 (ranked #13 in the Non-Performers - Songwriters category) .

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HELP INDUCT BERNIE TAUPIN INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AS A LYRICIST IN THE NON-PERFORMERS CATEGORY.

Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Elton John and his songwriting partner, Lyricist Bernie Taupin, were both inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, but only Elton John was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. This does not make any sense whatsoever. If there had not been a Bernie Taupin, there would not have been an Elton John and vice versa. Their music was a collaborative effort. Bernie Taupin should have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame back in 1994 as a Lyricist in the Non-Performers category, the same year that Elton John was inducted.

Bernie Taupin didnít just write lyrics exclusively for Elton John. Bernie Taupin also wrote the lyrics for songs performed and recorded by Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Cher, Alice Cooper, Melissa Manchester, Derringer, The Motels, Starship, Heart, Animotion, John Waite, Martin Page, Peter Cetera, Courtney Love, Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris, as well as for his own singing career, both as a solo artist and as a member of his own late-1990s Country-Western band, The Farm Dogs.

Elton John and Bernie Taupin comprise one of the longest running and most successful songwriting teams of all time. Bernie Taupinís 40 years of collaborative work with Elton John alone should qualify him for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Please induct Lyricist Bernie Taupin into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in the Non-Performers category. His induction is long overdue.

SEND YOUR LETTERS TO THE FOLLOWING:

Joel Peresman, President
The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Foundation
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10104

Terry Stewart, President
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(East Ninth Street at Lake Erie)
president@rockhall.org

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.23.08 @ 06:14am


Number One Elton John Albums
with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1972 Honky Chateau
02. 1973 Donít Shoot Me Iím Only the Piano Player
03. 1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
04. 1974 Caribou
05. 1974 Greatest Hits
06. 1975 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
07. 1975 Rock of the Westies

Number One Elton John Songs
with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1973 Crocodile Rock
02. 1974 Bennie and the Jets
03. 1975 Island Girl
04. 1975 Philadelphia Freedom
05. 1976 Donít Go Breaking My Heart (with Kiki Dee)
06. 1992 Donít Let the Sun Go Down On Me (with George Michael)
07. 1997 Something About The Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997

Number One Songs Performed by Other Artists
with lyrics by Bernie Taupin and music by Martin Page

01. 1985 We Built This City by Starship
02. 1986 These Dreams by Heart

Other Number One Elton John Songs
Not Written by Elton John or Bernie Taupin

01. 1975 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
02. 1986 That's What Friends Are For (Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Elton John)

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.23.08 @ 06:18am


From The Inside: The 1979 Album by Alice Cooper.
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Music by Alice Cooper

01. From the Inside
02. Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills
03. The Quiet Room
04. Nurse Rozetta
05. Millie and Billie
06. Serious
07. How You Gonna See Me Now
08. For Veronica's Sake
09. Jackknife Johnny
10. Inmates (We're All Crazy)

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.23.08 @ 06:33am


I got a response from Terry Stewart at the Rock Hall!:

Thanks for your comments about Bernie Taupin. He is certainly a good choice.

Our Nominating Committee members are very much aware of Mr. Taupin's accomplishments. As a writer, he would fall under the Non-Performer category which is done by a separate committee.

Terry Stewart is on this committee.

Look for Bernie Taupin to be inducted in 2009 or sometime soon in the near future!

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.23.08 @ 06:38am


http://eltonjohnbernietaupinthehallsoffame.blogspot.com/

THE HALLS OF FAME BIOGRAPHIES OF ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.23.08 @ 06:39am


http://www.futurerocklegends.com/artist.php?artist_id=Elton_John

THE FUTURE ROCK LEGENDS PAGE FOR ELTON JOHN

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.23.08 @ 12:51pm


Bernie Taupin will be inducted as a lyricist in the Non-Performers Category, but he sings too. Here is a list of all the Bernie Taupin albums:

Bernie Taupin

01. 1970 Bernie Taupin
02. 1971 Taupin
03. 1980 He Who Rides The Tiger
04. 1987 Tribe

Farm Dogs

01. 1996 Last Stand In Open Country
02. 1998 Immigrant Sons

All lyrics by Bernie Taupin

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.23.08 @ 17:58pm




The Billboard 200 Albums Chart (U.S.A)
Number One Albums with Lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1972 Honky Chateau
02. 1973 Donít Shoot Me Iím Only the Piano Player
03. 1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
04. 1974 Caribou
05. 1974 Greatest Hits
06. 1975 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
07. 1975 Rock of the Westies
08. 1986 Heart

The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart (U.S.A)
Number One Songs with Lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1973 Crocodile Rock
02. 1974 Bennie and the Jets
03. 1975 Island Girl
04. 1975 Philadelphia Freedom
05. 1976 Donít Go Breaking My Heart
06. 1985 We Built This City
07. 1986 These Dreams
08. 1992 Donít Let the Sun Go Down On Me
09. 1997 Something About The Way You Look Tonight
10. 1997 Candle in the Wind 1997

Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 13:40pm


Elton John and Bernie Taupin are the longest running and most successful songwriting duo of all time. 40 years, 400 songs and counting!

Elton John Studio Albums;
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin & Music by Elton John

01. Empty Sky
02. Elton John
03. Friends
04. Tumbleweed Connection
05. Honky Chateau
06. Madman Across The Water
07. Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
08. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
09. Caribou
10. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
11. Rock Of The Westies
12. Blue Moves
13. A Single Man
14. 21 At 33
15. The Fox
16. Jump Up!
17. Too Low For Zero
18. Breaking Hearts
19. Ice On Fire
20. Leather Jackets
21. Reg Strikes Back
22. Sleeping With The Past
23. The One
24. Duets
25. Made In England
26. The Big Picture
27. The Muse
28. Songs From The West Coast
29. Peachtree Road
30. The Captain & The Kid

Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 16:52pm


Elton John was inducted in 1994.

Rolling Stone Magazine gave Elton John's last three albums (Songs From The West Coast, Peachtree Road and The Captain & The Kid) 4/5 STARS each. Saying it's Elton John and Bernie Taupin's best work since their 70s albums.

Yes, most of their 80s and 90s work did suck!

But hey, if The Dave Clark Five can be inducted, Bernie Taupin better be inducted too!

Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 17:55pm


Roy, you realize you have 12 of the 15 comments on here? I think your a little obsessed with this whole business.

Posted by H on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 17:59pm


When Bernie Taupin finally gets inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a Lyricist in the Non-Performers Category, do any of you think that anyone other than Elton John giving the induction speech for Bernie Taupin, would be insane? Should anyone other than Elton John perform for Bernie Taupin? If not Elton John, who do you think would be the appropriate choice to give the speech and perform for Bernie Taupin? Should it be a predecessor, a contemporary, or a follower? Which songs would you want performed? It's usually 2 or 3 songs per inductee. Which song would you want playing while Bernie Taupin is walking up to the stage to take his trophy and give his speech?

Here are my choices:

Induction Speech: Elton John or Billy Joel

Song that plays while Bernie Taupin is walking up to the stage: Philadelphia Freedom

Performance: Elton John or Billy Joel

2 Songs: Your Song and Rocket Man, or, Levon and Tiny Dancer

This year, the 2008 Rock Hall ceremony opened up with Patti LaBelle performing "If You Don't Know Me By Now" for the non-performers category inductees, Gamble & Huff.

The opening performance in the year Bernie Taupin is inducted should be Tina Turner singing "The Bitch Is Back."

If Bernie Taupin's music is chosen for the all-star jam at the end of the ceremony: Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, or I'm Still Standing.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 18:26pm


OK... But most of Elton John's music sucked

Posted by Hairy Creature on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 17:42pm
Terrific..another "music critic" whose only way to describe an artist is if they "suck" or not. We look forward to your next unintelligible syllable with great enthusiasm.

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 18:33pm


Per your request

Induction Speech: A follower, simply because Elton John is too close to the situation. A follower can convey the relevance of Bernie Taupin's words upon his/her generation. I think younger artists can convey this message better than his contemporaries.

Song that plays while Bernie Taupin is walking up to the stage: Tiny Dancer

Performance: Elton John, Rufus Wainwright, Ryan Adams

2 Songs: Your Song, Rocket Man, Levon or Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters (pick any two)

The opening performance in the year Bernie Taupin is inducted should be "Border Song" performed by Mary J. Blige

If Bernie Taupin's music is chosen for the all-star jam at the end of the ceremony: Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting, I'm Still standing.

My opinion for what it's worth.

Posted by Twilight Zone on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 18:34pm


Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting is crap. A terrible influence on the youth of this world. When I heard this was performed on Nickelodeon I was very disappointed in the network for letting that message go out to all the children watching.

No night's alright for fighting. I have no respect for Elton John or Bernie Taupin until that song is no longer performed in public.

VOTE NO

Posted by classicrocker on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 19:02pm


classicrocker...That's an interesting take on that song, I guess. I never noticed anyone jumping up and wanting to fight when I was part of playing it.

Get a few drinks in certain people, and "You Light Up My Life" would make them want to fight. Personally, it just makes my jaws ache!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 19:07pm


Classicrocker.. I have to agree with you "Saturday Night" I also never liked Elton John too much. By the way, Roy, you said that Bernie wrote the lyrics for "We Built This City" by Starship and "These Dreams" by Heart? For that atrocity alone I am forced to vote NO.

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 19:36pm


Yeah, he might want to keep those last 2 mentioned songs a little quiet...

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 19:38pm


It makes no sense to have Elton John in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame without Bernie Taupin.

Posted by BRIT on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 14:08pm


Elton John Studio Albums With Lyrics That Were Not Written By Bernie Taupin

01. Victim of Love
02. The Lion King
03. Aida
04. Road To El Dorado

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 10.26.08 @ 12:09pm


Roy...they're not gonna induct Bernie...NO WAY!!!!
Why, you might ask??? Because it makes entirely...


TOO MUCH SENSE!!!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 10.26.08 @ 12:21pm


http://www.amazon.com/Two-Rooms-Celebrating-Bernie-Taupin/dp/B000001FXH/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1225065136&sr=1-1

TWO ROOMS: CELEBRATING THE SONGS OF ELTON JOHN & BERNIE TAUPIN, 1991

1. Border Song - Eric Clapton
2. Rocket Man - Kate Bush
3. Come Down in Time - Sting
4. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting - The Who
5. Crocodile Rock - The Beach Boys
6. Daniel - Wilson Phillips
7. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word - Joe Cocker
8. Levon - Jon Bon Jovi
9. The Bitch Is Back - Tina Turner
10. Philadelphia Freedom - Hall & Oates
11. Your Song - Rod Stewart
12. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Oleta Adams
13. Madman Across the Water - Bruce Hornsby
14. Sacrifice - Sinead O'Connor
15. Burn Down the Mission - Phil Collins
16. Tonight - George Michael

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 10.26.08 @ 18:06pm


http://www.songwritershalloffame.org/ceremony/entry/C3104/181

THE 1992 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME BIOGRAPHY FOR BERNIE TAUPIN:

When Liberty Records of the UK placed an innocuous ad seeking new songwriters, in England's music paper, The New Musical Express, amazing repercussions were soon to take place. It was 1967, four years after the arrival of The Beatles and two years before Woodstock, when a lyric writer, Bernie Taupin, then a teenager, answered the ad by submitting a bundle of his lyrics. At virtually the same moment, a composer and pianist, Reg Dwight, who would soon become Elton John also submitted samples of his work, and when a record executive hooked the two up, history was about to be made. With the advent of this new songwriting duo, an uninterrupted quarter century of creativity ensued with Taupin taking his place as one of the premier lyricists in the entire spectrum of rock and roll.

Born in 1950, Taupin grew up in the Lincolnshire region of the north of England. From early childhood, he developed a powerful interest in poetry and his parents nurtured his interest and love for words, by reading him the great epic poems. As he grew older, he became fascinated with the music of great American folk artists like Woody Guthrie, Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, all of whose lyrics amounted to narrative poetry.

In answer to the Liberty Records ad, the partnership with Dwight ensued as the pair was hired by Dick James Music to compose songs for other artists on its roster. Very few of these songs were recorded. The first collaboration by the new team was a song titled, "Lady Samantha," which followed Elton John's first recorded single, "I've Been Loving You," written solely by John. It has been noted in commentaries about Taupin that the late '60s were a time of pretentiousness and general weirdness in lyrics, and Taupin has claimed that viewing those early lyrics from the vantage point of today, he understands less than 50 percent of his output. Nevertheless, a lasting friendship and working partnership was born and was to last at least a quarter of a century.

In 1991 Elton John-Bernie Taupin celebrated their silver anniversary with the release of a special tribute album on Polydor Records, containing new versions of the duo's best-known songs by a host of recording stars, including Eric Clapton, Sting, The Who, The Beach Boys, Phil Collins, George Michael and Rod Stewart. In addition to his collaborations with Elton John, Taupin has also completed his first book, the autobiographical, A Cradle of Halos, and a first collection of poetry, Devil at High Noon.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 11.2.08 @ 16:00pm


"It makes no sense to have Elton John in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame without Bernie Taupin."

It wouldn't if Elton John was inducted as a Non-Performer. But he wasn't. He was inducted as a Performer. Bernie Taupin wasn't really a Performer (I think he had ONE hit on the Bubbling Under charts as a Performer, but c'mon, really.), and his body of work is almost limited to a single artist. I have no problem with inducting Bernie Taupin, but you've got to come up with better arguments than this.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.2.08 @ 23:03pm


Producer George Martin was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in the Non-Performers Category in 1999 and his work was almost limited to The Beatles.

George Martin also produced the number one song and number one selling single of all-time worldwide, Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. This is mentioned in both, the biography of Elton John and George Martin at the Rock Hall.

Bernie Taupin will be inducted in the Non-Performers Category! His video biography at the ceremony will consist mostly of interviews and materials he wrote with Elton John. There might be a passing mention of Alice Cooper, Starship and Heart. His biography at The Rock Hall will obviously mention all these things.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 02:44am


George Martin was already a seasoned veteran producer by the time he began working with the Beatles. He also did quite a bit of work with other British acts of the '60s, and continued to be a producer after the Beatles. Yes, he'll be forever tied to the music of the Beatles, but he was definitely more than that. And your mention of Candle In The Wind 1997 only serves to solidify that.

Bernie does have more to him than just Elton John, but the tides of his career seemed a bit more dependant on Elton that George Martin's did on the Beatles.

Again, I don't have a problem with Bernie getting in. I'm all for it. But please don't say he "will be" inducted as if it's a given certainty, a lock. We've had enough of that headache with a certain someone being absolutely certain of the 2009 induction of a group named after the first book of the Bible, even after the announcement of this year's ballot was made. I'll grant you it's a good possibility, but not a lock.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 03:10am


*good possibility that Taupin will eventually be inducted, that is, just to clarify. Even if it doesn't happen in 2009, a good possibility of eventual occurrence.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 03:14am


Non-Performer inductees will be announced at a later date!

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.4.08 @ 04:20am


Non-Elton John-Bernie Taupin Songs

Lyrics by Bernie Taupin:

Ringo Starr

1975 Snookeroo

Alice Cooper

1979 From the Inside
1979 Wish I Was Born in Beverly Hills
1979 The Quiet Room
1979 Nurse Rozetta
1979 Millie and Billie
1979 Serious
1979 How You Gonna See Me Now
1979 For Veronica's Sake
1979 Jackknife Johnny
1979 Inmates (We're All Crazy)

Derringer

1978 If I Weren't So Romantic I'd Shoot You

Cher

1980 Julie

Rod Stewart

1981 Never Give Up On A Dream
1981 Sonny
1982 Guess I'll Always Love You
1983 Satisfied
1986 Hard Lesson To Learn

Melissa Manchester

1980 For the Working Girl
1982 Johnny and Mary
1982 Hey Ricky (You're a Low Down Heel)
1983 White Rose

The Motels

1984 Into the Heartland

Starship

1985 We Built This City
1985 Love Rusts
1989 The Burn

Heart

1985 These Dreams

Animotion

1986 I Engineer

John Waite

1990 Deal For Life

Peter Cetera

1992 Dip Your Wings

Courtney Love

2004 Uncool

Emmylou Harris

2005 A Love That Will Never Grow Old

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.4.08 @ 04:47am


The Farm Dogs Albums
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin

1996. The Farm Dogs - Last Stand In Open Country

01. Me & My Friends
02. Cinderella '67
03. Beautiful (I Don't Want to Be)
04. Shameless
05. Burn This Bed
06. Color Bar
07. Pretty Bombs
08. Barstool
09. The Ballad of Dennis Hopper & Harry Dean
10. Bone of Contention
11. In Paradise
12. Last Stand in Open Country

1998. The Farm Dogs - Immigrant Sons

01. Foreign Windows
02. Distance to the Mountain
03. Daria
04. Lightning on the Hill
05. This Face
06. Whiskey in the Bathtub
07. Bird of Prey
08. Leaving Buffalo
09. Working in the Fields
10. America on Trial
11. Nothin' Gonna Kill the Kid
12. Aimless Driving
13. Deep Dark Secret
14. Stars & Seeds

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.4.08 @ 05:02am


I had no regard for this post at first, seeing as how I'm at most a moderate fan of Elton John's work. Seeing all the different acts Taupin penned numbers for changed my mind, though. You have to have a flexible range and feel in your words if you're going to leap from Melissa Manchester to Courtney Love, and from Alice Cooper to Rod Stewart. Obviously Taupin can write for a wide range outside of Elton alone. You got my nod, Roy, and so for what it's worth I'll vote YES here.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 11.4.08 @ 05:26am


Currently, the only artists in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame who have had lyrics for their songs written by Bernie Taupin:

Elton John and Rod Stewart.
Both inducted in 1994.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 11.9.08 @ 06:24am


Roy -

What Gitar said... ditto! You've convinced me about Taupin, as I said before, but you don't need to go this far. Sometimes I wonder if my posts run a little too long, and I almost feel the need to apologize, but I've never written anything nearly as long as this.

Nobody's trying to take away your right to post here, just drop a couple words along the way.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 11.9.08 @ 17:09pm


The Farm Dogs:

Bernie Taupin
Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams; Tufano & Giammarese Band
Robin LeMesurier (Jeff Beck; Rod Stewart; Rolling Stones)
Jim Cregan (Blossom Toes; Family; Rod Stewart; too many to list)
Tony Brock (The Babys; Strider; Spontaneous Combustion)
Tad Wadhams (Sheryl Crow bassist)

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.11.08 @ 06:35am



http://eltontaupinhallsoffame.blogspot.com/
ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN
The Halls of Fame Biographies

Posted by Roy on Friday, 11.14.08 @ 09:11am


Bernie Taupin's Rock Hall Induction Scenario:

Opening Performance: Elton John - Your Song, Levon
Induction Speech: Billy Joel

Song Playing While Bernie Taupin Walks Up To The Stage: I'm Still Standing

Induction Performance: Justin Timberlake - Bennie and the Jets

All-Star Jam - Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Posted by RAKER on Tuesday, 11.25.08 @ 09:50am


I got an email from Terry Stewart

Bernie would qualify as a Non-Performer and his selection is by special committee. To date, there has not been sufficient support.

suhl@rockhall.org

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.9.08 @ 22:08pm


"Elton John & Bernie Taupin are the greatest song writing duo of all time." - Roy

Really? What about John Lennon & Paul McCartney or Mick Jagger & Keith Richards?

Posted by Firebrick on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 18:14pm


Or what about Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller? Does "Jailhouse Rock" or "Hound Dog" or "Stand by Me" ring a bell?

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 18:19pm


That's not what I wrote! You should have read carefully! I didn't say they were the greatest! I said...


Elton John and Bernie Taupin are the longest running and most successful songwriting duo of all time. 40 years, 400 songs and counting!

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 19:14pm



You may not have said "greatest" but you did say "most successful" you sure they're more successful than Lennon/McCartney?

Posted by Firebrick on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 20:19pm


Firebrick said: 'Really? What about John Lennon & Paul McCartney or Mick Jagger & Keith Richards?'

Tnose 'teams' didn't really collaborate all that much. Elton & Bernie were together on almost all of Elton's songs.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 12.22.08 @ 09:12am


Non-Elton John-Bernie Taupin Songs

Lyrics by Bernie Taupin:

Alice Cooper

1979 From the Inside
1979 Wish I Was Born in Beverly Hills
1979 The Quiet Room
1979 Nurse Rozetta
1979 Millie and Billie
1979 Serious
1979 How You Gonna See Me Now
1979 For Veronica's Sake
1979 Jackknife Johnny
1979 Inmates (We're All Crazy)

Rod Stewart

1981 Never Give Up On A Dream
1981 Sonny
1982 Guess I'll Always Love You
1983 Satisfied
1986 Hard Lesson To Learn

Melissa Manchester

1980 For the Working Girl
1982 Johnny and Mary
1982 Hey Ricky (You're a Low Down Heel)
1983 White Rose

Starship

1985 We Built This City
1985 Love Rusts
1989 The Burn

Ringo Starr

1975 Snookeroo

Derringer

1978 If I Weren't So Romantic I'd Shoot You

Cher

1980 Julie

The Motels

1984 Into the Heartland

Heart

1985 These Dreams

Animotion

1986 I Engineer

John Waite

1990 Deal For Life

Peter Cetera

1992 Dip Your Wings

Martin Page

1994 Light In Your Heart
1994 Monkey In My Dreams

Willie Nelson & Lee Ann Womack

2002 Mendocino County Line

Courtney Love

2004 Uncool

Emmylou Harris

2005 A Love That Will Never Grow Old

Posted by Roy on Monday, 12.29.08 @ 13:48pm


http://eltontaupinhallsoffame.blogspot.com/
THE HALLS OF FAME BIOGRAPHIES OF ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 01.10.09 @ 14:14pm


ELTON JOHN MANAGEMENT:

John Howard
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Twenty-First Artists
445 Park Avenue
10th Floor, Suite 1008
New York, New York, 10022

HELP INDUCT BERNIE TAUPIN INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AS A LYRICIST IN THE NON-PERFORMERS CATEGORY.

Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Elton John and his songwriting partner, Lyricist Bernie Taupin, were both inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, but only Elton John was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. This does not make any sense whatsoever. If there had not been a Bernie Taupin, there would not have been an Elton John and vice versa. Their music was a collaborative effort. Bernie Taupin should have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame back in 1994 as a Lyricist in the Non-Performers category, the same year that Elton John was inducted in the performers category.

Bernie Taupin didnít just write lyrics exclusively for Elton John. Bernie Taupin also wrote the lyrics for songs performed and recorded by Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Cher, Alice Cooper, Melissa Manchester, The Hudson Brothers, Derringer, The Motels, Starship, Heart, Animotion, John Anderson, John Waite, Martin Page, Peter Cetera, Courtney Love, Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris, as well as for his own singing career, both as a solo artist and as a member of his own late-1990s Country-Western band, The Farm Dogs.

Elton John and Bernie Taupin comprise one of the longest running and most successful songwriting teams of all time. Bernie Taupinís 40 years of collaborative work with Elton John alone should qualify him for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Please induct Lyricist Bernie Taupin into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in the Non-Performers category. His induction is long overdue.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 02.16.09 @ 13:58pm


ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN
The Official Halls of Fame Biographies (1975-20??)
http://eltontaupinhallsoffame.blogspot.com/

8 DOWN

THE 2006 DISNEY LEGENDS (Elton John)
THE 2004 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS (Elton John)
THE 1998 KNIGHTHOOD (Elton John)
THE 1995 ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (Elton John)
THE 1994 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME (Elton John)
THE 1992 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME (Elton John)
THE 1992 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME (Bernie Taupin)
THE 1975 HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME (Elton John)

1 TO GO

THE 20?? ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME (Bernie Taupin)

BERNIE TAUPIN NEEDS TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AS A LYRICIST IN THE NON-PERFORMERS CATEGORY. THIS IS A MUST. IT'S THE ONLY OTHER HALL OF FAME THAT IS REALLY NECESSARY FOR BERNIE TAUPIN TO BE INDUCTED INTO IN THE U.S.

I'M SURPRISED THAT ELTON JOHN HAS NOT PUSHED FOR BERNIE TAUPIN TO BE INDUCTED. I'M PRETTY SURE HE COULD MAKE IT HAPPEN ALL BY HIMSELF IF HE SPOKE TO THE PEOPLE AT THE ROCK HALL. ELTON AND BERNIE MAY NOT CARE ABOUT THE HALLS OF FAME, BUT THE FANS DO, AND THE FANS WANT BERNIE TAUPIN TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AS A LYRICIST IN THE NON-PERFORMERS CATEGORY BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff were inducted because Kenny Gamble's nephew kept on pushing and pushing!

If Gamble & Huff are in the Rock Hall, Bernie Taupin should be in there as well. Tell Elton John's manager to get Elton John to help induct Bernie Taupin.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 02.16.09 @ 14:11pm


Elton John's biggest hits with lyrics by Bernie Taupin:

THE 1970s:

01. Border Song
02. Your Song
03. Friends
04. Levon
05. Tiny Dancer
06. Honky Cat
07. Rocket Man
08. Daniel
09. Crocodile Rock
10. Bennie And The Jets
11. Philadelphia Freedom
12. Island Girl
13. The Bitch Is Back
14. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
15. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
16. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
17. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
18. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
19. Don't Go Breaking My Heart
20. Candle In The Wind

THE 1980s:

01. Empty Garden
02. Kiss The Bride
03. I'm Still Standing
04. I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
05. Sad Songs Say So Much
06. Nikita
07. Candle In The Wind (Live In Australia)
08. I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
09. A Word In Spanish
10. Healing Hands
11. Sacrifice
12. Club At The End Of The Street

THE 1990s-2000s

01. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (with George Michael)
02. The One
03. Simple Life
04. Runaway Train
05. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (with RuPaul)
06. Believe
07. Blessed
08. Something About The Way You Look Tonight
09. Candle In The Wind 1997
10. I Want Love
11. This Train Don't Stop There Anymore
12. Answer In The Sky

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 02.19.09 @ 16:09pm


Elton John was inducted in 1994. The last update to his biography at rockhall.com was in 2001. Many things have happened musically with Elton John and Bernie Taupin since 1994. A Bernie Taupin induction is way overdue. Taupin's biography at the rock hall would be an update, plus include other information that was not mentioned in Elton's biography. Also, Taupin's work with Alice Cooper, among others, would have to be mentioned as well.

Posted by RAKER on Friday, 02.20.09 @ 03:43am


01. 1975 - # 57 - Lonely School Year by The Hudson Brothers
02. 1978 - # 12 - How You Gonna See Me Now by Alice Cooper
03. 1985 - # 01 - We Built This City by Starship
04. 1986 - # 01 - These Dreams by Heart
05. 1986 - # 76 - I Engineer by Animotion
06. 2002 - # 22 - Mendocino County Line by Willie Nelson

Posted by Roy on Friday, 02.20.09 @ 04:13am


Arguably the Rock Hall's biggest "Non-Performer" snub. Amazing he hasn't been enshrined yet.

Posted by ASKER on Thursday, 03.5.09 @ 17:11pm


Well, after having been through Roy's comments, I, personnally agree 100% with him, being myself a "diehard Elton John fan" : Bernie Taupin should have been inducted long ago and it's not only a should but a MUST !!! And for those who still argue about the point, just do yourself a favour, go get the "Elton John classical years albums" and listen to the perfect matching of music and lyrics (like candle in the wind, Your song, I need you to turn to, goodbye yellow brickroad, tonight)for some examples,I'll bet you your bottom dollar, you'll get hooked,(provided you're not blunt...) and you'll understand why I say it's a MUST ! Eventhough Bernie himself, said that in those years,some were pretentious, it's nonetheless a fact that they were quite realistic and simply natural. Besides, "saturday night's alright for fighting" should not have been interpreted as "driving force towards violence", because in the 70's things were different, compared to nowadays, the mindset was totally the opposite of today's...! And Bernie,being a young poet (or as he discribed this as "the village idiot")would have been the last one to approve any violence whatsoever ! Moreover, if some criticise this specific song, they should therefore ban most of the materials coming out nowadays as far as rapt, techno and so forth, which they call music but hey, tha's what I call agressive stuff, not an Elton John song...! Sorry guys but I call a cat a cat and to me, that's not what I call music. It's just a lot of noises which get on your nerves ! Well Roy, I think we're on the same wave length buddy, and I'm pretty sure that if there are realistic and honest people amongst the jury, justice will be made to Bernie soon.
Cheers.

Posted by Paul Perdreau on Friday, 04.3.09 @ 07:47am


BERNIE TAUPIN'S ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION SCENARIO:

New York, not Cleveland!

If his music is chosen to open the ceremony: Elton John - Your Song, Levon, Tiny Dancer

Induction Speech: Billy Joel, Rod Stewart or Alice Cooper

Song that plays while Bernie is walking up to the stage: I'm Still Standing

Induction Performance: Elton John - Madman Across The Water

If Bernie's music is chosen for the All-Star Jam: a medley

Posted by QAZ on Monday, 04.13.09 @ 06:58am


BERNIE TAUPIN'S ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION SCENARIO:

New York, not Cleveland!

If his music is chosen to open the ceremony: Billy Joel - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Induction Speech: Alice Cooper

Song that plays while Bernie Taupin is walking up to the stage to take his trophy and give his speech: I'm Still Standing

Induction Performance: Elton John - Levon, Tiny Dancer

If Bernie Taupin's music is chosen for the All-Star Jam: I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues, Sad Songs Say So Much

Posted by KOOK on Thursday, 04.23.09 @ 09:27am


Bernie Taupin in an exception. He is on here because he also made albums himself as a performer, but he will be inducted in the non-performers category.

The eligibility year that you see on this site for him is based on when he released his first album or single as a singer.

Non-Performers who were strictly non-performers and have already been inducted, didn't get pages on this site until after they were inducted.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 05.8.09 @ 06:42am


Lyrics/Music

Bernie Taupin/Robert Palmer
Johnny and Mary - Covered by many artists including Palmer nd Manchester

Bernie Taupin/Melissa Manchester
Hey Ricky (Youíre a Low-Down Heel)
For the Working Girl
White Rose

Bernie Taupin/Rod Stewart
Sonny
Satisfied
Never Give Up On A Dream
Guess Iíll Always Love You

Bernie Taupin/Martha Davis (The Motels)
Into the Heartland
Mystey D.J.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 06.10.09 @ 14:25pm



UPDATED LIST OF ARTISTS THAT BERNIE TAUPIN HAS WRITTEN LYRICS FOR:

Elton John, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Cher, Alice Cooper, Robert Palmer, Melissa Manchester, Rick Derringer, The Motels, Starship, Heart, Animotion, John Waite, Martin Page, Peter Cetera, Courtney Love, John Anderson, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, The Farm Dogs

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 06.11.09 @ 05:54am



UPDATED LIST OF ARTISTS THAT BERNIE TAUPIN HAS WRITTEN LYRICS FOR:

Elton John, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Cher, Alice Cooper, Robert Palmer, Melissa Manchester, Rick Derringer, The Motels, Starship, Heart, Animotion, John Waite, Martin Page, Peter Cetera, Bryan Ferry, Courtney Love, John Anderson, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, The Farm Dogs

Posted by Roy on Friday, 06.12.09 @ 08:59am


UPDATED LIST OF ARTISTS THAT BERNIE TAUPIN HAS WRITTEN LYRICS FOR:

Elton John, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Kiki Dee, Cher, Alice Cooper, Robert Palmer, Melissa Manchester, Rick Derringer, The Hudson Brothers, Olivia Newton John, The Motels, Starship, Heart, Animotion, Stray Cats, John Waite, Martin Page, Peter Cetera, Bryan Ferry, Marianne Faithful, Courtney Love, John Anderson, Willie Nelson, Teddy Thompson, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, Brian Wilson, The Farm Dogs

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 05:02am


UPDATED LIST OF ARTISTS THAT BERNIE TAUPIN HAS WRITTEN LYRICS FOR:

Elton John, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Kiki Dee, Cher, Alice Cooper, Robert Palmer, Melissa Manchester, Rick Derringer, The Hudson Brothers, Olivia Newton John, The Motels, Starship, Heart, Animotion, Stray Cats, John Waite, Martin Page, Peter Cetera, Bryan Ferry, Tammy Wynette, Little Richard, Marianne Faithful, Courtney Love, John Anderson, Willie Nelson, Teddy Thompson, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, Brian Wilson, The Farm Dogs

Lyrics by Bernie Taupin

MOST NOTABLE:

Ringo Starr

Snookeroo

Alice Cooper

From The Inside, Wish I Was Born In Beverly Hills, The Quiet Room, Nurse Rozetta, Millie And Billie, Serious, How You Gonna See Me Now, For Veronica's Sake, Jackknife Johnny, Inmates (We're All Crazy)

The Hudson Brothers

Lover Come Back To Me, Lonely School Year

Kiki Dee

Supercool, Lonnie And Josie, The Last Good Man In My Life, The Man Who Loved To Dance, Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Rod Stewart

Let Me Be Your Car, Sonny, Never Give Up On A Dream, I Guess I'll Always Love You, Satisfied, Hard Lesson To Learn

Melissa Manchester

For The Working Girl, Hey Ricky, Johnny And Mary, White Rose

Robert Palmer

Johnny And Mary

The Motels

Into The Heartland, Mystery D.J.

Starship

We Built This City, Love Rusts, The Burn

Heart

These Dreams

Olivia Newton-John

The Rumour

Bryan Ferry

Dance With Life (The Brilliant Light)

THE BILLBOARD 100 SINGLES CHART

01. 1975 - # 57 - Lonely School Year by The Hudson Brothers
02. 1978 - # 12 - How You Gonna See Me Now by Alice Cooper
03. 1985 - # 01 - We Built This City by Starship
04. 1986 - # 01 - These Dreams by Heart
05. 1986 - # 76 - I Engineer by Animotion
06. 1988 - # 62 - The Rumour by Olivia Newton-John

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 06.21.09 @ 05:53am


Given the extensive coverage here I shall endeavour to be brief . However - while beinga fan of Elton John since 1973 - - there has ALWAYS been an infinite respect for the phenomenal depth of the body of work from Mr Taupin. It always seemed - no task was to tall . Such gems that were not singles but are sobering in their brilliance - The Greatest Discovery ( about his brothers birth ) , Indian Sunset - and Ticking - ( chilling but honest in both cases ) , Ballad Of Danny Bailey - ( true gangster Americana ala 30s style ) . Yes Your Song is a signature piece - but it is the aforementioned that will make you reallize his true craftsmanship with lyrics. In addition there is the uniquity of Madman Across The Water album - and when combined with the Don't Shoot Me album - it is not hard to understand why John Lennon turned up to meet them at a US airport - stunning them. Taupin took it further by doing a superb album lyrically when asked - to cover their careers - Captain Fantastic - which debuted - instantly at number 1 - Over 30 years later he again a task with the same subject - but - while the work was brilliant - it does not help if you do not get the push you need. Listen to the album and you will see it is far from an ordinary album . Yes Taupin has written for other musicians - and whilew it was noted most notably Ringo Starr - with all due respect - it is the body of work he created with Alice Cooper that truly showcases his skill - . Alice going through a very troubled time in his life - dried out and with Taupins help recorded an album - a GOOD album . The best known song was the single that was huge from it - How Ya Gonna See Me Now? The album featured a solitary room with a cover with a peep hole where an inmate would stay. So apt. Alice recovered brilliantly. Astonishingly - lack of funds at the time - never bought the record but loved the single - never knew - this waas Taupin. In closaing I have just checked something - but I will add this - I was never a big fan of robert Palmer - but Johnny and Mary - it was not too bad- somehow I actually liked it- just a quirky little piece - - yep - today I find Taupin again - but as I close I will leave anyone to check a song that seemd so strong in its depth -it would almost have to be Taupin - the song - All Quiet On The Western Front - and another gem - Cry To Heaven . No Taupins career has been a rich one - but do not judge his body of work simply by number ones or albums sold - when he tells a story - like Dylan you may find yourself sitting there agasp at the depth and the visualliztion you can draw from it. When Taupin has had his moments of his own - it may not have worked - but as a lyricist - he is up there at times with lennon. That is why he should be inducted to the Hall of Fame. Number one records - well - to be honest - they are an inadequate yardstick.

Posted by Peter on Sunday, 06.21.09 @ 17:25pm


THE BILLBOARD 100 SINGLES CHART

01. 1975 - # 03 - Snookeroo by Ringo Starr
02. 1975 - # 57 - Lonely School Year by The Hudson Brothers
03. 1978 - # 12 - How You Gonna See Me Now by Alice Cooper
04. 1985 - # 01 - We Built This City by Starship
05. 1986 - # 01 - These Dreams by Heart
06. 1986 - # 76 - I Engineer by Animotion
07. 1988 - # 62 - The Rumour by Olivia Newton-John

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 06.21.09 @ 17:34pm


I see where Roy has 507 comments...at least 500 of them are lists (whereas about half of mine are about the "Mad Donna"...LMAO!!!). He is to lists what the Phantom of the Opera is to "notes".

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 06.21.09 @ 18:16pm


THE BILLBOARD 100 SINGLES CHART

01. 1975 - # 03 - Snookeroo by Ringo Starr
02. 1975 - # 57 - Lonely School Year by The Hudson Brothers
03. 1976 - # 01 - Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Kiki Dee
04. 1978 - # 12 - How You Gonna See Me Now by Alice Cooper
05. 1985 - # 01 - We Built This City by Starship
06. 1986 - # 01 - These Dreams by Heart
07. 1986 - # 76 - I Engineer by Animotion
08. 1988 - # 62 - The Rumour by Olivia Newton-John
09. 1991 - # 01 - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by George Michael

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 06.25.09 @ 09:30am


What is up with this? Virtually all 67 posts here are by Roy

Posted by Marty on Thursday, 07.9.09 @ 14:32pm


Yeah, you read the first post and think "hmm, ok, fair enough" then you move on to the next post and its by Roy again. Then the third post is by Roy and you start to frown a little. THEN you scroll down to the bottom to find virtually every single post to be by Roy.

I have a feeling that if Bernie Taupin doesn't get in, Roy is personally going to go and tear down the Hall.

Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 07.9.09 @ 14:35pm


I agree the Taupin snubbing by thr RRHFis incomprehensible. However, I don't think digging up everything Bernie has ever done helps the cause because it comes across as defensive and a bit whinny. His body of work speaks for it self. The suits and music executives who make these determinations are well aware of Taupins contribution. It's all about politics and demand. A letter writting campaign is best.

Posted by Ann on Saturday, 07.11.09 @ 14:47pm


http://www.eltontaupinhallsoffame.com

THE OFFICIAL HALLS OF FAME BIOGRAPHIES OF ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN

Posted by Roy on Friday, 07.24.09 @ 10:03am


http://www.eltontaupinhallsoffame.com

I don't know what happened in the world yesterday between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, but the number of visitors to The Official Halls of Fame Biographies of Elton John and Bernie Taupin website went from 1400 to 11,900. That's 10,500 visitors in 2 hours.

Maybe the non-performer inductees for the 2010 Rock Hall are being decided on!

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 09.10.09 @ 09:37am


don't know what happened in the world yesterday between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, but the number of visitors to The Official Halls of Fame Biographies of Elton John and Bernie Taupin website went from 1400 to 11,900. That's 10,500 visitors in 2 hours.

Maybe the non-performer inductees for the 2010 Rock Hall are being decided on!


Posted by Roy on Thursday, 09.10.09 @ 09:37am


Gosh Now if I were into getting PR.. it could be done for a very little cost$$$ ...... Not saying that is what caused it....lol
I think he should be IN RRHOF

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 09.10.09 @ 10:18am


Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Elton John and his songwriting partner, Lyricist Bernie Taupin, were both inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, but only Elton John was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. This does not make any sense whatsoever. If there had not been a Bernie Taupin, there would not have been an Elton John and vice versa. Their music was a collaborative effort. Bernie Taupin should have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame back in 1994 as a Lyricist in the Non-Performers category, the same year that Elton John was inducted in the performers category.

Bernie Taupin didnít just write lyrics exclusively for Elton John. Bernie Taupin also wrote the lyrics for songs recorded by Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Kiki Dee, Cher, Alice Cooper, Robert Palmer, Melissa Manchester, Rick Derringer, The Hudson Brothers, Olivia Newton John, The Motels, Starship, Heart, Animotion, Stray Cats, John Waite, Martin Page, Peter Cetera, Bryan Ferry, Tammy Wynette, Little Richard, Marianne Faithful, Courtney Love, John Anderson, Willie Nelson, Teddy Thompson, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, and Brian Wilson, as well as for his own singing career, both as a solo artist and as a member of his own late-1990s Country-Western band, The Farm Dogs.

Elton John and Bernie Taupin comprise one of the longest running and most successful songwriting teams of all time. Bernie Taupinís 40 years of collaborative work with Elton John alone should qualify him for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Please induct Lyricist Bernie Taupin into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in the Non-Performers category. His induction is long overdue.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 20:34pm


http://en.allexperts.com/q/John-Elton-493/2009/7/Bernie-Taupin.htm

I found out where Roy got what he just said.

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 20:39pm


No actually, they got that from me. I posted it on all the Elton John messageboards on the internet!

Posted by Roy on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 20:46pm


Well, then if that's true I'm impressed Roy.

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 20:50pm


I myself have never been an Elton John fan, but it's only fair that if he gets in then his main songwriter should get too as a non-performer. It's a Steinman, Meat Loaf thing.

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 20:54pm


A few years ago Blender Magazine and VH1 named We Built This City the worst song ever, which was written by Bernie Taupin/Martin Page and performed by Starship, but no one has actually given an analytical reason as to why the song itself is bad as far as the lyrics, the music and the production are concerned.

CRITICS HAVE CITED THE FOLLOWING REASONS WHY WE BUILT THIS CITY IS A BAD SONG:

01. We Built This City was performed by a group who changed its name from Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship to Starship and there is a line in the song that goes "Someone's always playing corporation games/Who cares they're always changing corporation names.

02. We Built This City is repeated too many times.

03. The song doesn't tell you which city it's talking about.

04. Bernie Taupin has said that the song is about Los Angeles in the early 1970s, but in the spoken part of the song, the DJ says "The City by the Bay" (which is San Francisco).

05. In the music video, Abraham Lincoln gets off of his Lincoln Memorial chair...to dance! (What does that have to do with the song?)

06. The radio announcer for no reason in the middle of the song.


We Built This City

Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Music by Martin Page/Dennis Lambert/Peter Wolf

We Built This City

Say you don't know me, or recognize my face
Say you don't care who goes to that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight
Too many runaways eating up the night

Marconi plays the Mamba,
Listen to the radio
Don't you remember?
We built this city
We built this city on rock and roll

Someone always playing corporation games
Who cares they're always changing corporation names
We just want to dance here, someone stole the stage
They call us irresponsible, write us off the page

Marconi plays the Mamba,
Listen to the radio
Don't you remember?
We built this city
We built this city on rock and roll!

It's just another Sunday in a tired old street
Police have got the choke hold, and we just lost the beat

Who counts the money underneath the bar
Who rides the wrecking ball into our guitars
Don't tell us you need us, 'cause we're the ship of fools
Looking for America, crawling through your schools

I'm looking out over that Golden Gate bridge
on another gorgeous sunny Saturday,
not seein' that bumper-to-bumper traffic

It's your favorite radio station, in your favorite radio city
The city by the bay, the city that rocks, the city that never sleeps

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.10.09 @ 10:58am


Bernie Taupin is known for his West-Obsessed lyrics!

There's nothing really wrong with Lincoln there. They just thought it was silly. Our freedom goes back to Lincoln.

We Built This City is about the Los Angeles music scene of the 1970s, but it can be about any American city.

We built this city is about American freedom. The beacon. The shining city on the hill. The last bastion of hope for all mankind. The land of oppertunity and home of the free. Don't fck with me!

Posted by Lazzurus on Saturday, 10.10.09 @ 12:17pm


We Built This City is about capitalism!

Posted by QAZ on Saturday, 10.10.09 @ 16:12pm


I always liked that song. I didn't care what it was about, I just thought it was good.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 10.10.09 @ 18:34pm


"Police have got the choke hold/And we just lost the beat"

I think that's a reference to the sudden popularity of The Police in 1979, while older bands were losing their popularity.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 10.10.09 @ 21:35pm


We Built This City is a propoganda supporting the Masonic secret society!!

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 10.10.09 @ 22:26pm


So...

QAZ thinks it's about capitalism...

OKTOBERFEST thinks it's about communism...

joker thinks it's about nihilism...

Philip thinks it's about secret Masonic societies...


hmmm...


for the record, the first time I heard this, I thought they were singing "Marconi plays La Bamba"... I first heard this on a bad tape copy... for instance, when they sing "who rides the wrecking ball into our guitars", I always thought they were saying "who rides the wrecking ball in two rock guitars" - actually, I like my version better, now that I look at it.

I guess I think the songs about hearing loss & mis-interpretation.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 04:59am


Here are 3 songs that I think are the most indecipherable (whether they were meant to be or not)...off the top of my head, anyway:

Israelites...Desmond Dekker & the Aces
Long Cool Woman...the Hollies
Solar Prestige A Gammon...Elton John

It took a while for me to realize the latter simply didn't mean anything...curse you, Bernie Taupin!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 08:14am


Well...Desmond Dekker influenced "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (which could possibly be the most annoying song title to type) by The Beatles. The "Desmond" referred to in the song is Mr. Dekker. Depending on which way you look at it, this could either be a good influence or a bad influence (some people consider "Ob-La-Di, Ob-la-da" to be the worst song recorded by The Beatles but I disagree. Just don't take the song too seriously)

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 09:21am


Here are 3 songs that I think are the most indecipherable (whether they were meant to be or not)...off the top of my head, anyway:

Israelites...Desmond Dekker & the Aces
Long Cool Woman...the Hollies
Solar Prestige A Gammon...Elton John

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 08:14am
--------------------------------------------------
I'd like to add one more -

"Shout at the Devil" - Motley Crue

I've been listening to that song for 26 yrs, & I still can't get past the opening line - "he's a wolf screaming lonely in the night"

and I'm not even sure about that!

If I'm wrong on that line above, let me know... in the meantie, I continue to remain in suspense about the rest of that song.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 18:31pm


Let's see indecipherable:

Deep Purple- "Knocking at Your Back Door"

"Sweet lucy was a dancer
But none of us would chance her
Because she was a samurai
She made electric shadows
Beyond our fingertips
And none of us could reach that high
She came on like a teaser
I had to touch and please her
Enjoy a little paradise
The log was in my pocket
When lucy met the rockett
And she never knew the reason why

I cant deny it
With that smile on her face
Its not the kill
Its the thrill of the chase

Feel it coming
Its knocking at the door
You know its no good running
Its not against the law
The point of no return
And now you know the score
And now youre learning
Whats knockin at your back door

Sweet nancy was so fancy
To get into her pantry
Had to be the aristocracy
The members that she toyed with
At her city club
Were something in diplomacy
So we put her on the hit list
Of a common cunning linguist
A master of many tongues
And now she eases gently
From her austin to her bentley
Suddenly she feels so young"

Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 18:35pm


1. You've managed to decipher the lyrics quite well, it seems;

&

2. There quite easy to understand

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 18:40pm


For those not willing to copy and paste off old lyrics sites, they are indecipherable.

"He's the wolf screaming lonely in the night
He's the blood-stain the stage
He's the tear in your eye
Been tempted by his lie
He's the knife in your back
He's rage
He's the razor to the knife
Oh, lonely is our lives
My heads spinnin' round and round
But in seasons of wither
We'll stand and deliver
Be strong and laugh and
(Chorus)
Shout--shout--shout
Shout at the devil
He'll be the love in your eyes
He'll be the blood between your thighs
And then have you cry for more
He'll put strength to the test
He'll put the thrill back in bed
Sure you've heard it all before
He'll be the risk in the kiss
Might be anger on your lips
Might run scared for the door
But in seasons of wither
We'll stand and deliver
Be strong and laugh and"

Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 18:45pm


"She came on like a teaser
I had to touch and please her
Enjoy a little paradise
The log was in my pocket
When lucy met the rocket"

If those lyrics aren't self-explanatory then I've lost it. I think the most nonsensical song i can think of is "The Final Countdown" by Europe:

We're leaving together,
But still its farewell
And maybe well come back,
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is no one to blame
We're leaving ground
Will things ever be the same again?

Its the final countdown...

We're heading for venus and still we stand tall
Cause maybe theyve seen us and welcome us all
With so many light years to go and things to be found
Im sure that well all miss her so.

Or how about "Happy Jack" by The Who (great song though):

Happy Jack wasn't old, but he was a man
He lived in the sand at the Isle of Man
The kids would all sing, he would take the wrong key
So they rode on his head on their furry donkey

The kids couldn't hurt Jack
They tried and tried and tried
They dropped things on his back
And lied and lied and lied and lied and lied

But they couldn't stop Jack, or the waters lapping
And they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy

But they couldn't stop Jack, or the waters lapping
And they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy

The kids couldn't hurt Jack
They tried and tried and tried
They dropped things on his back
And lied and lied and lied and lied and lied

But they couldn't stop Jack, or the waters lapping
And they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy

(I saw ya!)

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 19:31pm


Most nonsensical song ever: "MMMBop" by Hanson. What makes this song worse is that the oldest member of the group was 17 when the song came out and the youngest member was 12:

Oh oh oh oh oh
Yeah

You have so many relationships in this life
Only one or two will last
You go through all the pain and strife
Then you turn your back and they're gone so fast
Oh yeah
And they're gone so fast, yeah
Oh
So hold on the ones who really care
In the end they'll be the only ones there
And when you get old and start losing your hair
Tell me who will still care
Can you tell me who will still care?
Oh care

Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du
Yeah
Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du
Yeah

Oh yeah
In an Mmmbop they're gone
Yeah yeah

Plant a seed, plant a flower, plant a rose
You can plant any one of those
Keep planting to find out which one grows
It's a secret no one knows
It's a secret no one knows
Oh, no one knows

Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du, yeah
Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du, yeah

Oh
Yeah oh

In an mmm bop they're gone
Oh yeah oh
In an mmmbop they're gone
In an mmm bop they're not there
In an mmmbop they're gone
In an mmm bop they're not there
In an mmmbop they're gone
In an mmmbop they're not there
In an mmmbop they're gone
In an mmmbop they're not there
Until you lose your hair
Oh
But you don't care

Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du, yeah
Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du, yeah

Yeah
Oh yeah oh oh
So hold on the ones who really care
In the end they'll be the only ones there
And hen you get old and start losing your hair
Tell me who will still care
Can you tell me who will still care?
Oh care

Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du, yeah
Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du, care

Can you tell me? oh
No you can't 'cause you don't know
Can you tell me? oh
You say you can but you don't know
Can you tell me? oh
(Which flower's going to grow?)
No you can't 'cause you don't know
Can you tell me? oh
(If it's going to be a daisy or a rose?)
You say you can but you don't know
Can you tell me? oh
(which flower's going to grow?)
No you can't 'cause you don't know
Can you tell me? oh
You say you can but you don't know
Oh yeah
You say you can but you don't know
You dont know
You dont know, oh

Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du, yeah
Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du, care

Oh
Can u tell me? oh
No you can't 'cause you don't know
Can u tell me? oh
You say you can but you don't know
Can u tell me? oh
No you can't 'cause you don't know
Can u tell me?
You say you can but you don't know

Posted by Milestones on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 19:49pm


"Lyrics" to "Solar Prestige A Gammon" by Elton John...

Oh ma cameo molesting
Kee pa a poorer for tea
Solar prestige a gammon
Lantern or turbert paw kwee

Solar prestige a gammon
Kool kar kyrie kay salmon
Har ring molassis abounding
Common lap kitch sardin a poor floundin

Cod ee say oo pay a loto
My zeta prestige toupay a floored
Ray indee pako a gammon
Solar prestige a pako can nord

Where in the heck is Cheesecrop when we need a translation...????


Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 20:03pm


Gitarzan...Sounds to me like someone read the poem "Jabberwocky" over one too many times

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 21:11pm


After all, "My zeta prestige toupay a floored" makes about as much sense as "Twas brillig and slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe, all mimsy were the borogoves and the momraths outgrabe"

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 10.11.09 @ 21:14pm


Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Elton John and his songwriting partner, Lyricist Bernie Taupin, were both inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, but only Elton John was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. This does not make any sense whatsoever. If there had not been a Bernie Taupin, there would not have been an Elton John and vice versa. Their music was a collaborative effort. Bernie Taupin should have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame back in 1994 as a Lyricist in the Non-Performers category, the same year that Elton John was inducted in the performers category.

Bernie Taupin didnít just write lyrics exclusively for Elton John. Bernie Taupin also wrote the lyrics for songs recorded by Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Kiki Dee, Cher, Alice Cooper, Robert Palmer, Melissa Manchester, Rick Derringer, The Hudson Brothers, Olivia Newton John, The Motels, Starship, Heart, Animotion, Stray Cats, John Waite, Martin Page, Peter Cetera, Bryan Ferry, Tammy Wynette, Little Richard, Marianne Faithful, Courtney Love, John Anderson, Willie Nelson, Teddy Thompson, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, and Brian Wilson, as well as for his own singing career, both as a solo artist and as a member of his own late-1990s Country-Western band, The Farm Dogs.

Elton John and Bernie Taupin comprise one of the longest running and most successful songwriting teams of all time. Bernie Taupinís 40 years of collaborative work with Elton John alone should qualify him for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Please induct Lyricist Bernie Taupin into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in the Non-Performers category. His induction is long overdue.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 11.14.09 @ 06:45am


http://www.eltonography.com/

All the lyrics to all the Elton John songs by Bernie Taupin are here, as are all the lyrics by Gary Osborne, Tim Rice and the other lyricists that Elton John has worked with.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 02.11.10 @ 07:45am


Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Elton John and his songwriting partner, Lyricist Bernie Taupin, were both inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, but only Elton John was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. This does not make any sense whatsoever. If there had not been a Bernie Taupin, there would not have been an Elton John and vice versa. Their music was a collaborative effort. Bernie Taupin should have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame back in 1994 as a Lyricist in the Non-Performers category, the same year that Elton John was inducted in the performers category.

Bernie Taupin didnít just write lyrics exclusively for Elton John. Bernie Taupin also wrote the lyrics for songs recorded by Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Kiki Dee, Cher, Alice Cooper, Robert Palmer, Melissa Manchester, Rick Derringer, The Hudson Brothers, Olivia Newton John, The Motels, Starship, Heart, Animotion, Stray Cats, John Waite, Martin Page, Peter Cetera, Bryan Ferry, Tammy Wynette, Little Richard, Marianne Faithful, Courtney Love, John Anderson, Willie Nelson, Teddy Thompson, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, Brian Wilson, and Leon Russell, as well as for his own singing career, both as a solo artist and as a member of his own late-1990s Country-Western band, The Farm Dogs.

Bernie Taupin's biggest success outside from his work with Elton John was the 1978 album, From the Inside by Alice Cooper, which included ten songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin and music by Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, Steve Lukather, Bruce Roberts and David Foster. From the Inside spawned the Top 20 hit, How You Gonna See Me Now. In 1985, Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics to two songs that would go on to hit number one on the Billboard 100 Singles Chart: We Built This City by Starship, and These Dreams by Heart, both with music written by Martin Page. Earlier on in 1974, Ringo Starr scored a Top 5 hit with Snookeroo, a song written for him by Bernie Taupin and Elton John.

Bernie Taupin and Elton John comprise one of the longest running and most successful songwriting teams of all time. Bernie Taupinís 40 years of collaborative work with Elton John alone should qualify him for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Please induct Lyricist Bernie Taupin into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in the Non-Performers category. His induction is long overdue.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 04.19.10 @ 10:44am


Once Chicago and Bernie Taupin are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you will never hear from me again!

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.10.10 @ 08:46am


NOW IN SORES
ROLLINGSTONE 500 GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIME
PAGES 118-119 TELLS YOU WHO VOTED
PAGE 122 GIVES YOU THE STATISTICS OF THE LIST

NON-PERFORMERS WITH THE MOST SONGWRITING CREDITS

01. PHIL SPECTOR - 9
02. HOLLAND-DOZIER-HOLLAND - 8
03. JEFF BARRY AND ELLIE GREENWICH - 7
04. JERRY LEIBER AND MIKE STOLLER - 5
05. BERNIE TAUPIN - 5
06. GERRY GOFFIN AND CAROLE KING - 4
07. ROBERT BLACKWELL - 3
08. BERRY GORDY - 3
09. NORMAN WHITFIELD - 3

ELTON JOHN APPEARS FIVE TIMES ON THE LIST

# 137 YOUR SONG
# 245 ROCKET MAN
# 356 CANDLE IN THE WIND
# 390 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
# 397 TINY DANCER

GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD IS OZZY OSBOURNE'S 10TH FAVORITE SONG
CANDLE IN THE WIND IS JAMES HETFIELD'S (METALLICA) 5TH FAVORITE SONG

ROLLINGSTONE 500 GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIME

# 137 YOUR SONG - PAGE 57

Taupin has often claimed that a song should never take more than a half-hour to write. His first classic took all of 10 minutes. In 1969, Taupin and John were sharing a bunk bed at Elton's mom's house when Taupin wrote the words to "Your Song" one morning at the breakfast table. The soaring piano ballad would become the breakthrough single that introduced John to America. Although John insisted that the song was inspired by an old girlfriend of Taupin's, the lyricist maintains that it was aimed at no one in particular. "The early ones were not drawn from experience but imagination," Taupin said. " 'Your Song' could only have been written by a 17-year-old who'd never been laid in his life."

# 245 ROCKET MAN - PAGE 76

A perfect song for the age of moonwalks, this star trek was the elegiac tale of an astronaut lost in space, light-years from home. Taupin wrote it on the way to visiting his own family. "I got inside," he said, "and had to rush to write it all down before I'd forgotten it." Taupin was accused of ripping off Bowie's "Space Oddity," but he was actually thinking of "Rocket Man," by acid-folkies Pearls Before Swine.

# 356 CANDLE IN THE WIND - PAGE 92

John's Marilyn Monroe tribute was a U.K. hit in 1973, but in the U.S. the single release was cancelled when DJs began playing "Bennie and the Jets" instead. A live version with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra recorded in 1986 finally reached the U.S. charts, and a 1997 release with new lyrics in honor of Princess Diana became the biggest-selling single of the 20th Century.

# 390 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD - PAGE 99

Inspired by the Rolling Stones' Goats Head Soup, John and lyricist Taupin went to Kingston, Jamaica, to record John's sixth album. "The studio was surrounded by barbed wire," said Taupin, "and there were guys with machine guns." Too scared to leave their hotel, the duo wrote 21 songs in three days, including "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."

# 397 TINY DANCER - PAGE 100

Lyricist Taupin wrote this 1971 song about his first wife, Maxine Feibelman, who really was a seamstress for John's band and obviously did marry a music man. John's skyrocketing melody got a little help from Paul Buckmaster's strings and from Rick Wakeman, soon to join prog-rockers Yes, who played organ. "Tiny Dancer" was revived in the 2000 film Almost Famous.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 05.30.10 @ 08:16am


Hey, Roy...Bernie Taupin is in this Hall of Fame, and from my point of view it seems to be getting some recognition...!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 05.30.10 @ 08:33am


I don't see how anyone can compare Elton John's Rocket Man to Rocket Man by Pearls Before Swine, or Space Oddity by David Bowie. The lyrics and the music are completely different! Maybe the idea was copied, but that's it!

Rocket Man by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

She packed my bags last night pre-flight
Zero hour nine a.m.
And I'm gonna be high as a kite by then
I miss the earth so much I miss my wife
It's lonely out in space
On such a timeless flight
And I think it's gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone
Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it's cold as h*ll
And there's no one there to raise them if you did
And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week
A rocket man, a rocket man
And I think it's gonna be a long long time...

Rocket Man by Pearls Before Swine

My father was a rocket man
He often went to Jupiter or Mercury, to Venus or to Mars
My mother and I would watch the sky
And wonder if a falling star
Was a ship becoming ashes with a rocket man inside

My mother and I
Never went out
Unless the sky was cloudy or the sun was blotted out
Or to escape the pain
We only went out when it rained

My father was a rocket man
He loved the world beyond the world, the sky beyond the sky
And on my mother's face, as lonely as the world in space
I could read the silent cry
That if my father fell into a star
We must not look upon that star again

My mother and I
Never went out
Unless the sky was cloudy or the sun was blotted out
Or to escape the pain
We only went out when it rained

Tears are often jewel-like
My mother's went unnoticed by my father, for his jewels were the stars
And in my father's eyes I knew he had to find
In the sanctity of distance something brighter than a star
One day they told us the sun had flared and taken him inside

My mother and I
Never went out
Unless the sky was cloudy or the sun was blotted out
Or to escape the pain
We only went out when it rained

Space Oddity by David Bowie

Ground control to major Tom
Ground control to major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
(Ten) Ground control (Nine) to major Tom (Eight)
(Seven, six) Commencing countdown (Five), engines on (Four)
(Three, two) Check ignition (One) and may gods (Blastoff) love be with you

This is ground control to major Tom, you've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

This is major Tom to ground control, I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
Here am I floatin' 'round my tin can far above the world
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles, I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much, she knows
Ground control to major Tom, your circuits dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, major Tom?
Can you hear me, major Tom?
Can you hear me, major Tom?
Can you...
Here am I sitting in my tin can far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do

Posted by Roy on Friday, 07.30.10 @ 11:24am


Elton John Studio Albums;
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin & Music by Elton John

01. Empty Sky
02. Elton John
03. Friends
04. Tumbleweed Connection
05. Honky Chateau
06. Madman Across The Water
07. Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
08. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
09. Caribou
10. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
11. Rock Of The Westies
12. Blue Moves
13. 21 At 33
14. The Fox
15. Jump Up!
16. Too Low For Zero
17. Breaking Hearts
18. Ice On Fire
19. Leather Jackets
20. Reg Strikes Back
21. Sleeping With The Past
22. The One
23. Duets
24. Made In England
25. The Big Picture
26. The Muse
27. Songs From The West Coast
28. Peachtree Road
29. The Captain & The Kid
30. The Union

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 12:11pm


THE 20?? ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME (Bernie Taupin)
THE 2008 HIT PARADE HALL OF FAME (Elton John)
THE 2006 DISNEY LEGENDS (Elton John)
THE 2004 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS (Elton John)
THE 1998 KNIGHTHOOD (Elton John)
THE 1995 ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (Elton John)
THE 1994 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME (Elton John)
THE 1992 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME (Elton John)
THE 1992 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME (Bernie Taupin)
THE 1975 HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME (Elton John)

FAMOUS NAMES IN THE HALLS OF FAME BIOGRAPHIES OF ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN

THE 2008 HIT PARADE HALL OF FAME BIOGRAPHY (ELTON JOHN)

Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Elton John, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Queen Elizabeth II, John F. Kennedy

THE 2006 DISNEY LEGENDS BIOGRAPHY (ELTON JOHN)

Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Tim Rice, Walt Disney, John F. Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II

THE 2004 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS BIOGRAPHY (ELTON JOHN)

Elton John, Elvis Presley, Princess Diana Spencer, Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Bernie Taupin, Neil Sedaka, Kiki Dee, John Lennon, The Beatles, Tim Rice, Walt Disney, Queen Elizabeth II, Bing Crosby

THE 1992 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME BIOGRAPHIES (ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN)

Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Bob Hilburn, Reg Dwight, Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Bluesology, Elton Dean, Long John Baldry, The Beatles, Woody Guthrie, Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Dick James, Eric Clapton, Sting, The Who, The Beach Boys, Phil Collins, George Michael, Rod Stewart

THE 1994 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME BIOGRAPHY (ELTON JOHN)

Elton John, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bernie Taupin, John Lennon, Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bluesology, Long John Baldry, Elton Dean, Reg Dwight, Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson, Donald Duck, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Garth Brooks, Bob Dylan, George Michael, Walt Disney, Tim Rice, Princess Diana Spencer, Gianni Versace, George Martin, Axl Rose, Guns Ďní Roses, The Beach Boys, Carl Wilson, Bruce Johnston, Dr. Winston OíBoogie, Billie Jean King, Neil Sedaka, Kiki Dee, Dire Straits, The Grateful Dead, Billy Joel, Bing Crosby, Queen Elizabeth II

THE INDUCTEES

THE 2008 HIT PARADE HALL OF FAME

The Bee Gees, Chuck Berry, Bread, The Carpenters, Freddy Cannon, Chicago, Lou Christie, John Denver, The Eagles, The Everly Brothers, Roy Hamilton, Tommy James & The Shondells, Elton John, Tom Jones, The Kingston Trio, Frankie Laine, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dean Martin, Guy Mitchell, The Monkees, Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Rivers, Kenny Rogers, Linda Ronstadt, Sonny & Cher, Kay Starr, BJ Thomas, Johnny Tilotson, Jackie Wilson, Stevie Wonder

THE 2006 DISNEY LEGENDS

Elton John

THE 2004 KENNEDY CENTER HONOREES

Warren Beatty, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Elton John, Joan Sutherland, John Williams

THE 1998 KNIGHTHOOD

Elton John

THE 1995 ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Elton John, Rosalyn Higgins, Bradley William Butterworth, David Crystal, Joanna Lumley, Alex Ferguson, Elaine Paige,

THE 1994 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

The Animals, The Band, Duane Eddy, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Rod Stewart, Willie Dixon, Johnny Otis

THE 1992 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Bernie Taupin, Elton John, Billy Joel, Mort Shuman, Jerome "Doc" Pomus, Linda Creed, Burton Lane, Bonnie Bourne, Nat King Cole, Jonathan Tisch, Edward P. Murphy

THE 1975 HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

Elton John, ?????

MONTHS OF THE YEAR ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN HAVE BEEN INDUCTED IN

1 TIME IN JANUARY
1 TIME IN FEBRUARY
2 TIMES IN MAY
2 TIMES IN OCTOBER
2 TIMES IN DECEMBER

DAYS OF THE WEEK ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN HAVE BEEN INDUCTED IN

1 TIME ON A SUNDAY
1 TIME ON A MONDAY
1 TIME ON A TUESDAY
4 TIMES ON A WEDNESDAY
1 TIME ON A THURSDAY

THE YEARS ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN HAVE BEEN INDUCTED

1 TIME IN 1975
2 TIMES IN 1992
1 TIME IN 1994
1 TIME IN 1995
1 TIME IN 1998
1 TIME IN 2004
1 TIME IN 2008

NAMES THAT APPEAR THE MOST IN HALLS OF FAME BIOGRAPHIES OF ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN

Elton John (148 Times)
Bernie Taupin (20 Times)
The Beatles (8 Times)
John Lennon (8 Times)
Elvis Presley (7 Times)
Walt Disney (7 Times)
Tim Rice (6 Times)
Princess Diana (6 Times)
Reginald Kenneth Dwight (5 Times)
Reg Dwight (5 Times)
Queen Elizabeth II (4 Times)
John F. Kennedy (3 Times)
Bluesology (3 Times)
Bing Crosby (2 Times)
The Beach Boys (2 Times)
Jerry Lee Lewis (2 Times)
Elton Dean (2 Times)
Long John Baldry (2 Times)
Neil Sedaka (2 Times)
Kiki Dee (2 Times)
George Michael (2 Times)
Axl Rose (2 Times)
Gun 'n' Roses (2 Times)
Garth Brooks (2 Times)

ONE APPEARANCE BY EACH:

Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson, Donald Duck, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Gianni Versace, George Martin, Carl Wilson, Bruce Johnston, Dr. Winston OíBoogie, Billie Jean King, Dire Straits, The Grateful Dead, Billy Joel, Bob Hilburn, Woody Guthrie, Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Dick James, Eric Clapton, Sting, The Who, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart

PRESENTERS AND/OR PERFORMERS FOR ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN AT THE INDUCTION CEREMONIES

THE 2004 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS (Billy Joel, Kid Rock, Heather Headley)

THE 1994 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME (Axl Rose and Elton John)

THE 1992 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME (?????)

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.1.10 @ 09:54am


Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Who Have Worked With Bernie Taupin:

01. 1988 The Beatles (Ringo Starr - Snookeroo)
02. 1994 Elton John
03. 1994 Rod Stewart
04. 1996 Jefferson Airplane (Starship - We Built This City)
05. 2011 Alice Cooper

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 14:41pm


The 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees will be announced in December. If Alice Cooper is inducted you can bet the committee that decides on the non-performer inductees will choose to induct Bernie Taupin in the same year. We'll have to wait and see what happens.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.2.10 @ 06:53am


I agree He should be IN

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 10.2.10 @ 06:55am


Don't know if he'll make it this year. There are far more important non-performers still left out.

Posted by The_Claw on Saturday, 10.2.10 @ 10:40am


50s-60s-70s Songwriters that need to be inducted before Bernie Taupin, or the same year as Bernie Taupin:

Bob Crewe
David Porter
Richard Barrett
Robert Blackwell

Bert Berns & Jerry Ragavoy
Norman Whitfield and Barret Strong
Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Henry Cosby and Sylvia Moy
Thom Bell and Linda Creed
Boudleaux & Felice Bryant

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 10.3.10 @ 05:50am


ELTON JOHN / LEON RUSSELL / THE UNION

Songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

01. Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
02. Hey Ahab
03. Gone To Shiloh
04. Monkey Suit
05. The Best Part Of The Day
06. When Love Is Dying
07. My Kind Of H-ll
08. Mandalay Again
09. Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)

Songs written by Elton John and Leon Russell

01. A Dream Come True

Songs written by Leon Russell and Bernie Taupin

01. I Should Have Sent Roses

Songs written by Leon Russell

01. If It Wasn't For Bad
02. Hearts Have Turned To Stone
03. In The Hands Of Angels

Songs written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin, T Bone Burnett

01. Jimmie Rodgers' Dream

Songs written by Elton John, Leon Russell, James Timothy Shaw, T Bone Burnett

01. There's No Tomorrow

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.26.10 @ 02:55am


http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_halloffame_non.html

The Digital Dream Door does not have a critique or a qualifications rating for Bernie Taupin in their Non-Performers section, but I`m guessing since Elton John was inducted into the Rock Hall during his first year of eligibility, and Alice Cooper being inducted soon, Bernie Taupin would get a 10 - The Immortals.

QUALIFICATIONS

1 - Non-existant
2 - Mostly Insignificant
3 - Recognizable, But Minor Credentials
4 - Modest Accomplishments
5 - Worth Examining, But Will Often Fall Short
6 - Strong Case To Be Made
7 - Solid Choice
8 - Unquestioned Credentials
9 - Dominant Artist
10 - The Immortals

Posted by Roy on Monday, 11.29.10 @ 05:30am


The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Who Have Recorded Songs With Lyrics Written By Bernie Taupin

01. 1988 The Beatles (Ringo Starr)
02. 1994 Elton John
03. 1994 Rod Stewart
04. 1996 Jefferson Airplane (Starship)
05. 2011 Alice Cooper
06. 2011 Leon Russell

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.14.10 @ 18:17pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htxeYVQnI98&feature=&p=A427A591E7C09704&index=0&playnext=1

I think someone is preparing for a Rock Hall induction for Bernie Taupin.

Video footage of the 1994 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony have surfaced on YouTube.

Click on the link above to go to the playlist. The videos that follow will play automatically. The first video is a clip of Axl Rose giving his induction speech for Elton John. The second and third videos are of Axl Rose with Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Bono and Bruce Hornsby backstage at the Rock Hall, and then Elton, Bernie and Axl answering questions from the media in the pressroom.

Full videos can be downloaded on the Guns n Roses forum.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.14.10 @ 19:46pm


The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Who Have Recorded Songs With Lyrics Written By Bernie Taupin

01. 1994 Elton John
02. 1994 Rod Stewart
03. 2011 Alice Cooper
04. 2011 Leon Russell

Strange how they inducted two in 1994 and two in 2011!

Posted by Roy on Monday, 01.17.11 @ 05:24am


I noted that Bernies contribution to Alice Coopers From The Inside has been over egged! Bernie was co-lyricist, they wrote alot of the lyrics by trading lines with each other. Alice has mentioned this in autobiograpy. It certaily produced an interesting mix of lyrics and on the whole it worked. I think it should be clear that Bernie didn't write all the lyrics!

Posted by Josh on Sunday, 01.23.11 @ 11:54am


Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Elton John and his songwriting partner, Lyricist Bernie Taupin, were both inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, but only Elton John was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. This does not make any sense whatsoever. If there had not been a Bernie Taupin, there would not have been an Elton John and vice versa. Their music was a collaborative effort. Bernie Taupin should have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame back in 1994 as a Lyricist in the Non-Performers category, the same year that Elton John was inducted in the performers category. We all know that Elton John gave his Rock Hall trophy to Bernie Taupin at the 1994 Rock Hall induction ceremony, but Bernie Taupin isn't actually an inductee. Induct Bernie Taupin.

Bernie Taupin didnít just write lyrics exclusively for Elton John. Bernie Taupin also wrote the lyrics for songs recorded by Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Kiki Dee, Cher, Alice Cooper, Robert Palmer, Melissa Manchester, Rick Derringer, The Hudson Brothers, Olivia Newton John, The Motels, Starship, Heart, Animotion, Stray Cats, John Waite, Martin Page, Peter Cetera, Bryan Ferry, Tammy Wynette, Little Richard, Marianne Faithful, Courtney Love, John Anderson, Willie Nelson, Teddy Thompson, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, Brian Wilson, and Leon Russell, as well as for his own singing career, both as a solo artist and as a member of his own late-1990s Country-Western band, The Farm Dogs.

Bernie Taupin's biggest success outside from his work with Elton John was the 1978 album, From the Inside by Alice Cooper, which included ten songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin and music by Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, Steve Lukather, Bruce Roberts and David Foster. From the Inside spawned the Top 20 hit, How You Gonna See Me Now. In 1985, Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics to two songs that would go on to hit number one on the Billboard 100 Singles Chart: We Built This City by Starship, and These Dreams by Heart, both with music written by Martin Page. Earlier on in 1974, Ringo Starr scored a Top 5 hit with Snookeroo, a song written for him by Bernie Taupin and Elton John. 2010 saw the release of The Union, a collaboration between Elton John and Leon Russell, which included lyrics by Bernie Taupin.

Bernie Taupin and Elton John comprise one of the longest running and most successful songwriting teams of all time. Bernie Taupinís 40 years of collaborative work with Elton John alone should qualify him for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Please induct Lyricist Bernie Taupin into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in the Non-Performers category. His induction is long overdue.

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Who Recorded Songs With Lyrics Written By Bernie Taupin Before They Were Inducted

01. 1994 Elton John
02. 1994 Rod Stewart
03. 2011 Alice Cooper
04. 2011 Leon Russell
05. 20?? Ringo Starr
06. 20?? Willie Nelson

* OTHER

The Beatles (Ringo Starr - Snookeroo)
Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick - Starship - We Built This City, Love Rusts, The Burn)

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Who Recorded Songs With Lyrics Written By Bernie Taupin After They Were Inducted

Little Richard
Brian Wilson

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.6.11 @ 08:27am


Email I received three years ago from Terry Stewart, President of the Rock Hall Museum

Thanks for your comments about Bernie Taupin. He is certainly a good choice.

Our Nominating Committee members are very much aware of Mr. Taupin's accomplishments. As a writer, he would fall under the Non-Performer category which is done by a separate committee.

Bernie would qualify as a Non-Performer and his selection is by special committee. To date, there has not been sufficient support.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 04.30.11 @ 07:53am


http://www.futurerocklegends.com/Nominating_Committee.php

The names of the people on the committee who decide who gets inducted into the non-performers category have been announced:

Bill Flanagan (Author, television executive, MTV, VH1)
Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith's guitarist)
Jon Landau (Rolling Stone Magazine, Rock Hall Chairman)
Rob Light (Creative Artists Agency) Manages John Mellencamp and Bon Jovi, among others
Robbie Robertson (The Band)
Paul Shaffer (David Letterman)
Terry Stewart (President of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Museum)
Steven Van Zandt (The E Street Band)
Jann S. Wenner (Rolling Stone Magazine, Rock Hall Chairman)

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 04.30.11 @ 07:57am


Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Elton John and his songwriting partner, Lyricist Bernie Taupin, were both inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, but only Elton John was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. This does not make any sense whatsoever. If there had not been a Bernie Taupin, there would not have been an Elton John and vice versa. Their music was a collaborative effort. Bernie Taupin should have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame back in 1994 as a Lyricist in the Non-Performers category, the same year that Elton John was inducted in the performers category. We all know that Elton John gave his Rock Hall trophy to Bernie Taupin at the 1994 Rock Hall induction ceremony, but Bernie Taupin isn't actually an inductee. Induct Bernie Taupin.

Bernie Taupin didnít just write lyrics exclusively for Elton John. Bernie Taupin also wrote the lyrics for songs recorded by Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Kiki Dee, Cher, Alice Cooper, Robert Palmer, Melissa Manchester, Rick Derringer, The Hudson Brothers, Olivia Newton John, The Motels, Starship, Heart, Animotion, Stray Cats, John Waite, Martin Page, Peter Cetera, Bryan Ferry, Tammy Wynette, Little Richard, Marianne Faithful, Courtney Love, John Anderson, Willie Nelson, Teddy Thompson, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, Brian Wilson, and Leon Russell, as well as for his own singing career, both as a solo artist and as a member of his own late-1990s Country-Western band, The Farm Dogs.

Bernie Taupin's biggest success outside from his work with Elton John was the 1978 album, From the Inside by Alice Cooper, which included ten songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin and music by Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, Steve Lukather, Bruce Roberts and David Foster. From the Inside spawned the Top 20 hit, How You Gonna See Me Now. In 1985, Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics to two songs that would go on to hit number one on the Billboard 100 Singles Chart: We Built This City by Starship, and These Dreams by Heart, both with music written by Martin Page. Earlier on in 1974, Ringo Starr scored a Top 5 hit with Snookeroo, a song written for him by Bernie Taupin and Elton John. 2010 saw the release of The Union, a collaboration between Elton John and Leon Russell, which included lyrics by Bernie Taupin.

Bernie Taupin and Elton John comprise one of the longest running and most successful songwriting teams of all time. Bernie Taupinís 40 years of collaborative work with Elton John alone should qualify him for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Please induct Lyricist Bernie Taupin into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in the Non-Performers category. His induction is long overdue.

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Who Recorded Songs With Lyrics Written By Bernie Taupin Before They Were Inducted

01. 1994 Elton John
02. 1994 Rod Stewart
03. 2011 Alice Cooper
04. 2011 Leon Russell
05. 20?? Ringo Starr
06. 20?? Willie Nelson

* OTHER

01. 1988 The Beatles (Ringo Starr - Snookeroo)
02. 1996 Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick - Starship - We Built This City, Love Rusts, The Burn)

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Who Recorded Songs With Lyrics Written By Bernie Taupin After They Were Inducted

01. 1986 Little Richard
02. 1988 Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys)

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 05.1.11 @ 06:36am


"I never gave a damn for rock criticism until I read Robert Hilburn." -- Bernie Taupin

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 05.10.11 @ 15:55pm


Elton John and Leon Russellís ďThe UnionĒ (Decca/Rocket)

Leon Russell once stood at the very center of rock Ďní roll, both on the ďMad Dogs and EnglishmenĒ tour and his own albums. This album not only puts the spotlight back on him, but it also reminds us that Elton is more than a flashy superstar. He and lyricist Bernie Taupin are superb pop-rock forces. Produced by T Bone Burnett.

-Robert Hilburn

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 05.10.11 @ 16:01pm


NON-PERFORMERS FOR INDUCTION

Bernie Lowe, Tom Dowd, John Simon, Arif Mardin, Phil Ramone, Quincy Jones, Sergio Mendez, David Foster, Jim Steinman, Bob Crewe, David Porter, Richard Barrett, Robert Blackwell, Carole Bayer Sager, Diane Warren, Bernie Taupin

Kal Mann and Dave Appell
Bert Berns and Jerry Ragavoy
Norman Whitfield and Barret Strong
Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Henry Cosby and Sylvia Moy
Thom Bell and Linda Creed
Boudleaux and Felice Bryant

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 05.18.11 @ 06:59am


A few years ago Blender Magazine and VH1 named We Built This City the worst song ever, which was written by Bernie Taupin/Martin Page and performed by Starship, but no one has actually given an analytical reason as to why the song itself is bad as far as the lyrics, the music and the production are concerned.

CRITICS HAVE CITED THE FOLLOWING REASONS WHY WE BUILT THIS CITY IS A BAD SONG:

01. We Built This City was performed by a group who changed its name from Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship to Starship and there is a line in the song that goes "Someone's always playing corporation games/Who cares they're always changing corporation names.

02. Marconi plays the Mamba: Bernie Taupin made an error when writing this song. He wrote Mamba (which is a snake), instead of Mambo (which is a dance) and no one corrected it.

03. We Built This City is repeated too many times.

04. The song doesn't tell you which city it's talking about.

05. Bernie Taupin has said that the song is about Los Angeles in the early 1970s, but in the spoken part of the song, the DJ says "The City by the Bay" (which is San Francisco).

06. In the music video, Abraham Lincoln gets off of his Lincoln Memorial chair...to dance! (What does that have to do with the song?)

07. The radio announcer for no reason in the middle of the song.


We Built This City

Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Music by Martin Page/Dennis Lambert/Peter Wolf

We Built This City

Say you don't know me, or recognize my face
Say you don't care who goes to that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight
Too many runaways eating up the night

Marconi plays the Mamba,
Listen to the radio
Don't you remember?
We built this city
We built this city on rock and roll

Someone always playing corporation games
Who cares they're always changing corporation names
We just want to dance here, someone stole the stage
They call us irresponsible, write us off the page

Marconi plays the Mamba,
Listen to the radio
Don't you remember?
We built this city
We built this city on rock and roll!

It's just another Sunday in a tired old street
Police have got the choke hold, and we just lost the beat

Who counts the money underneath the bar
Who rides the wrecking ball into our guitars
Don't tell us you need us, 'cause we're the ship of fools
Looking for America, crawling through your schools

I'm looking out over that Golden Gate bridge
on another gorgeous sunny Saturday,
not seein' that bumper-to-bumper traffic

It's your favorite radio station, in your favorite radio city
The city by the bay, the city that rocks, the city that never sleeps

Posted by Roy on Friday, 06.3.11 @ 08:27am


http://rockhall.com/blog/post/6444_elton-john-world-tour-albums/

From the Rock Hall website

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Elton John's World of Rock

Elton John's World Tour stops in Cleveland, Ohio, at Blossom Music Center.

I don't know if The Rock Hall posted this on their website just because Elton happens to be in Cleveland, or also because the Rock Hall plans on inducting Bernie Taupin in 2012.

Heart (who were recently interviewed at the Rock Hall) are big fans of Elton John and Bernie Taupin and they mentioned them recently in their blog on the Rock Hall's website. I hope this means Heart and Bernie Taupin will be inducted the same year (hopefully 2012). Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics for Heart's number one hit, These Dreams, from 1985. Music by Martin Page.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 09.10.11 @ 20:40pm


Three connections to Elton John and Bernie Taupin on the ballot for the 2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame:

Heart, Guns N' Roses, The Small Faces/The Faces (Rod Stewart)

Heart are known to be fans of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. They have mentioned it numerous times. Most recently, Ann Wilson's blog on the Rock Hall site. Heart recorded and scored a number one hit in 1985-1986 with the song These Dreams, written by Bernie Taupin and Martin Page.

Guns N' Roses are also known as Elton John and Bernie Taupin fans. Axl Rose gave the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction speech for Elton John in 1994. Elton John and Axl Rose appeared together in concert numerous times in the 90s: Freddie Mercury (Queen) tribute concert and MTV music awards.

Rod Stewart has recorded songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin. Rod Stewart and Elton John were both inducted in 1994. Alice Cooper and Leon Russell, who have also recorded songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin, were both inducted in 2011. Maybe we'll see Rod Stewart inducted again in 2012, as well as Heart.

All this is leading me to believe that Bernie Taupin will be inducted in 2012, along with other writers in the non-performers category.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.6.11 @ 20:34pm


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/photos/readers-poll-the-10-worst-songs-of-the-1980s-20111006

Rolling Stone Readers Poll - Worst Songs of the 80s

1. Starship - 'We Built This City'

This could be the biggest blow-out victory in the history of the Rolling Stone Readers Poll. You really, really, really hate "We Built This City" by Starship. It crushed the competition. This isn't the first time this happened to this song. In 2004 Blender named this song the Most Awesomely Bad Song of All Time. Certainly, there's a lot to hate about the song. Jefferson Airplane was a pretty great rock band in the 1960s. They came back in the 1980s as this sleek, corporate band named Starship with some guy named Mickey Thomas as one of their singers. This wasn't their only huge hit. They also scored with "Sara" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," from the soundtrack to Mannequin. To the Woodstock generation, their success in the 1980s just seemed like the final nail in the coffin of their youth. Bizarrely enough, Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin is one of the co-writers of this song.

Posted by Biz on Monday, 10.10.11 @ 17:58pm


If The Small Faces / The Faces, Heart and Guns N' Roses are all inducted in 2012 and it is announced that Bernie Taupin will be inducted in 2012 in the non-performers category, then it won't be Rod Stewart, Ann and Nancy Wilson, or Axl Rose who gives the induction speech for Bernie Taupin. It would either be Elton John, Billy Joel, Alice Cooper, or Mary J. Blige. Maybe not Elton John because he is too close to the situation.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 11.19.11 @ 22:59pm


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Posted by Kortney Longhenry on Thursday, 11.24.11 @ 21:59pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsXrsmNjmYc

Axl Rose inducts Elton John into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted by Roy on Monday, 12.12.11 @ 07:58am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL7oCyZhXUc

Elton John's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction speech. Calling up Bernie Taupin!

Posted by Roy on Monday, 12.12.11 @ 08:02am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdjHwUJT3PQ

Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Axl Rose, Bono and Bruce Hornsby backstage at the 1994 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 12.12.11 @ 08:08am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfOE7FluyH4

Elton John, Bernie Taupin and Axl Rose in the pressroom at the 1994 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 12.12.11 @ 08:12am


Mike Leiber and Jerry Stoller gave the induction speeches for five different artists in the sidemen category at once in 2000, and Carole King gave the induction speeches for five different artists in the non-performers category at once in 2010. The Rock Hall should have inducted both Elton John and Bernie Taupin in 1994 with Axl Rose giving the induction speeches for both of them at once. Elton John gets inducted in the performers category and Bernie Taupin gets inducted in the non-performers category. Elton John and Bernie Taupin walk up to the stage together and collect their trophies and give their speeches. Inducting Elton John without Bernie Taupin was like inducting Smokey Robinson without the Miracles. Who should give the induction speech for Bernie Taupin when he finally does get inducted? A predecessor, a contemporary, or a follower? Is Elton John too close to the situation? Should Axl Rose be brought back to do it? Other possibilities include Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, and Mary J. Blige.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 12.14.11 @ 19:22pm


Mike Leiber and Jerry Stoller gave the induction speeches for five different artists in the sidemen category at once in 2000, and Carole King gave the induction speeches for five different artists in the non-performers category at once in 2010. The Rock Hall should have inducted both Elton John and Bernie Taupin in 1994 with Axl Rose giving the induction speeches for both of them at once. Elton John gets inducted in the performers category and Bernie Taupin gets inducted in the non-performers category. Elton John and Bernie Taupin walk up to the stage together and collect their trophies and give their speeches. Inducting Elton John without Bernie Taupin was like inducting Smokey Robinson without the Miracles. Who should give the induction speech for Bernie Taupin when he finally does get inducted? A predecessor, a contemporary, or a follower? Is Elton John too close to the situation? Should Axl Rose be brought back to do it? Other possibilities include Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Ann and Nancy Wilson, George Michael, and Mary J. Blige.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 12.17.11 @ 04:18am


Farm Dogs Albums

01. Last Stand In Open Country (1996)
02. Immigrant Sons (1998)

Farm Dogs (1995-1999): The Rťsumťs

01. Bernie Taupin (1995-1999: vocals; songwriter | Elton John)
02. Dennis Tufano (1995-1997: vocals; harp; songwriter | The Buckinghams; Tufano & Giammarese Band)
03. Jim Cregan (1995-1999: vocals; guitar; mandolin; songwriter | Blossom Toes; Family; Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel)
04. Robin Le Mesurire (1995-1999: guitar; dobro; songwriter | Jeff Beck; Rod Stewart; Rolling Stones)
05. Tony Brock (1997-1999: vocals; drums; percussion; keyboards | Spontaneous Combustion; Strider; The Babys)
06. Tad Wadhams (1997-1999: vocals; bass guitar; harp | Animotion; Sheryl Crow)

Assembled and led by Bernie Taupin, known best for being the lyrical half of an extremely successful and long-running songwriting collaboration with Elton John, Farm Dogs is a labor of love for the storyteller, who has always been infatuated with American roots music. It was his intention to make a record that captured that simple uncluttered sound. Therefore the idea behind the Farm Dogs' project was to use only acoustic instruments, which the band stuck to except for the use of percussion and some sparse electric guitar for effect. The album was recorded at Taupin's home studio in the Santa Ynez Valley, where he runs a ranch with his wife. Since his childhood, Taupin has been fascinated by American culture and the wild, wild West, so it's not surprising that the John album Tumbleweed Connection was Taupin's vision and that the Farm Dogs project brings him full circle. For Taupin, Last Stand in Open Country picks up where Tumbleweed Connection left off, with the new songs bringing to life a string of colorful characters that include fast women, drunkards, misfits, and movie stars. Immigrant Sons followed in 1998. Along with Taupin, Farm Dogs is comprised of guitarist Jim Cregan and guitarist/dobro player Robin LeMesurier, both of whom have served long tenures as sideman for Rod Stewart. Rounding out the group is Dennis Tufano, former lead singer for the '60s group the Buckinghams. Tufano also worked on Taupin's second solo album, He Who Rides the Tiger. Taupin's other efforts include an early-'70s, self-titled spoken word album, as well as his third solo project, Tribe.

LAST STAND IN OPEN COUNTRY

Best known for his work as lyricist with Elton John, Farm Dogs is the dream band Bernie Taupin always wanted to form. Collaborating with veteran musicians Jim Cregan, Dennis Tufano, and Robin Le Mesurier, Taupin made a fine acoustic-oriented record that combines rootsy country, blues, and folk music with his immense talent as a storyteller. Much of this record recalls some of the early and more countrified work with Elton during the Tumbleweed Connection period, and lyrically it stands up to his best efforts. The songs are steeped with Americana and come alive with colorful and humorously twisted wordplay, while the folky instrumental backing and three- and four-part harmonies give the record a homey, front-porch quality. While there might not be anything as awe-inspiring as "Your Song," or "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," Last Stand in Open Country has plenty of highlights. Taupin and company pull out the stops on songs such as the clever-talking blues of "Ballad of Dennis Hopper and Harry Dean," and the vivid imagery of "Burn This Bed" and "Barstool."

IMMIGRANT SONS

Led by famed lyricist Bernie Taupin, this predominately English quintet returns to the rootsy American styles which inspired Elton John's silent partner as a youngster. From the light ballad "This Face," the whispery lament "Aimless Driving," the spiritual "Stars & Seeds," and the truly immigrant-inspired "Workin' in the Fields" to chunkier drivers like "Bird of Prey," "America on Trial," and the lame clunky drawl of "Nothing Gonna Kill the Kid" (a biographical Superman song along the lines of Spin Doctors' "Pocket Full of Kryptonite"), the music is consistently well-orchestrated, clean, and convincing, evoking the stereotypical American garage band and even a porch-front play-along. However, the cynical and snide lyrics often go awry. Though Taupin and his experienced musical mates (including ex-Baby drummer Tony Brock, Rod Stewart collaborators Jim Cregan and Robin LeMesurier, and Sheryl Crow bassist Tad Wadhams) try to come to grips with folky blues, love, football and other distinctly colonial customs, there appears to be more than a bit of material lost in translation. For example, while Taupin is savvy enough to know the futile state of the gridiron game in Buffalo, he considers "3rd down and 3 to go" to be a metaphor for impending doom (which, in Buffalo, it may be). It is also surprising that the man who came up with the words to "Levon" and "Candle in the Wind" (i.e., the original version) has fallen back to such borderline offensive lines as "In Ho Chi Minh City/there's a new Pizza Hut./There's American dollars/up Columbia's butt." Is this Taupin's true vision of the land which helped make him a millionaire? I would hope that he has not become selfish in his middle age. Fortunately, his authentic musical tribute to this same land (which Taupin now calls home) quickly dispel any countercultural inklings.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 02.24.12 @ 00:20am


The lyricist behind many of Elton John's most memorable pop hits, Bernie Taupin was born May 22, 1950, in rural Lincolnshire, England. The product of a farming family, his primary musical influence was the gunfighter ballads of Marty Robbins, marking the beginning of a lifelong fascination with the American west that surfaced as a recurring theme throughout his work as a songwriter. Taupin quit school at 16 to accept a job with a local newspaper, followed by a stint at a chicken ranch; at 17, he responded to a Liberty Records advertisement seeking new talent and although the label turned Taupin down, A&R exec Ray Williams suggested he team with aspiring singer/composer Reg Dwight, who months later adopted the name Elton John. Although the duo soon began writing for Dick James Music, they originally collaborated solely by mail and did not meet face-to-face until nearly half a year into their partnership; early efforts were recorded by pop singers, including Lulu, Roger Cook, and Brian Keith, and although John recorded several of their songs as a solo act as well, his 1969 debut LP Empty Sky failed to generate much interest.

John's self-titled 1970 album was the turning point; highlighted by the classic "Your Song," it made the singer an emerging superstar and although Taupin received comparatively little notice for his efforts, that same year he cut an eponymous solo LP of his own. Although John's 1971 record Tumbleweed Connection reflected the outlaw themes that so fascinated Taupin as a boy, 1972's Honky Chateau was the team's true commercial breakthrough, topping the American charts on the strength of the smash hits "Honky Cat" and "Rocket Man." Throughout the mid-'70s, John reeled off a remarkable series of Top Ten hits, including "Crocodile Rock," "Daniel," "Bennie and the Jets," "The Bitch Is Back," and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"; the first album ever to enter the American charts at number one, 1975's Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy featured Taupin's most autobiographical lyrics to date and launched the chart-topping "Philadelphia Freedom." However, relations between he and John were becoming increasingly strained and in the wake of 1976's Blue Moves, the singer began working with other lyricists.

Apart from John, Taupin relocated to Los Angeles and in 1980 issued his third solo album, He Who Rides the Tiger; that same year, he and the singer reunited for 21 at 33, although John continued collaborating with other writers as well. 1983's Too Low for Zero restored their partnership in full, yielding the hits "I'm Still Standing" and "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues." Still, despite subsequent chart entries like "Sad Songs (Say So Much)," "Nikita," and "Sacrifice," the duo's later work largely failed to recapture the spark of their creative peak. Independent of John, Taupin returned to the top of the charts in 1985 as the co-author of the Starship smash "We Built This City," and two years later issued the solo Tribe; in 1988, he also published his memoir, A Cradle of Haloes: Sketches of a Childhood. Taupin subsequently formed the Farm Dogs, a roots music-inspired group that issued a self-titled debut album in 1986. In the wake of Princess Diana's death the following year, he also rewrote the lyrics of the perennial "Candle in the Wind" in her honor; performed by John at the royal's funeral, the resulting single became one of the biggest chart hits of all time.

-AMG

Posted by Roy on Friday, 02.24.12 @ 00:24am


The possible candidates for giving The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction speech for Bernie Taupin:

Elton John, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, George Michael, Axl Rose, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Mary J. Blige

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 02.25.12 @ 08:35am


The possible candidates for giving The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction speech for Bernie Taupin:

Elton John, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, George Michael, Axl Rose, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Mary J. Blige

Posted by Roy on Monday, 03.12.12 @ 10:41am


THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES WHO RECORDED SONGS WITH LYRICS WRITTEN BY BERNIE TAUPIN

01. 1986 Little Richard
02. 1988 Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
03. 1988 Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys)
04. 1994 Elton John
05. 1994 Rod Stewart
06. 1996 Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane)
07. 2011 Alice Cooper
08. 2011 Leon Russell
09. 2012 Rod Stewart (The Small Faces/The Faces)
10. 20?? Ringo Starr
11. 20?? Willie Nelson
12. 20?? Heart

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 03.17.12 @ 05:45am


Roy,

You missed SEVEN Hall of Famers that recorded songs written by Bernie Taupin.

The Beach Boys
Eric Clapton
Phil Collins (Genesis)
Roger Daltrey (The Who)
Neil Diamond
Tina Turner
The Who

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 03.17.12 @ 15:00pm


I'm talking about songs that were written specifically for those artists mentioned. I'm not talking about remakes of Elton John songs recorded by other artists.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 03.17.12 @ 15:23pm


The possible candidates for giving The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction speech for Bernie Taupin:

Elton John, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Alice Cooper, George Michael, Axl Rose, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock

Posted by Roy on Friday, 03.23.12 @ 06:27am


Digital Dream Door does not have a page for Bernie Taupin yet because they have a huge backlog of non-performer candidates in their files. I asked Sampson , the person responsible for writing the qualifications scale for artists worthiness of being inducted, how he would rate Bernie Taupin and this was his response:

First off let me say I have a huge backlog of Non-Performer candidates in my files, including Taupin, who I think I give either a 7 or 8. However I'm doing my best to keep each page at a set number of candidates and with the Non-Performers, because so many radically different aspects of rock are included (songwriters, producers, engineers, dee-jays, remixers, executives, writers/historians, etc.) I try and include names from each of those areas. Usually songwriters and producers will be highest ranked, simply because their jobs are so intrinsic to rock overall, but to have nothing but people from those areas wouldn't give a full picture of what the Hall should be considering, so sometimes deserving candidates get left off the page to make room for others, as in the case of not just Taupin but David Porter, who is in much the same boat - their partners both made it in as Main Performers, while their work co-writing with them hasn't been recognized - weren't honored. I felt that adding them when their "other half" were already in would be redundant in the write-ups (though I firmly believe both should be inducted). Remember, I'm trying to show everything I can in a limited space and sometimes the choices are hard. It doesn't mean he's not deserving, but I felt others were more important to mention, even if their scores are lower. BTW - that only happens in the Non-Performer section, since it is such a diverse category. Ashford & Simpson were to be the next ones I added, but I went with Larry Levine instead because two engineers (Dowd and Matassa) just went in the Hall this year, removing them from that page (and they were two of just a small handful of candidates I gave 10's to) and that left just Bunny Robyn as representing that important faction on the remaining list. Also, there's so many Motown candidates (deservedly so) that A&S would be redundant as well, but again, very deserving. It's all about trying to keep that particular page as diverse as possible, that's all.

BERNIE TAUPIN QUALIFICATION RATING FROM SAMPSON OF DDD:

7 - Solid Choice / An Eventual Induction Is Likely
8 - Unquestioned Credentials / Should Be Guaranteed An Induction

Posted by Roy on Friday, 04.6.12 @ 11:32am


No Elton John without Bernie Taupin.
He wrote all the hits.
OVER DUE!!!!

Posted by indepmo on Friday, 04.13.12 @ 04:53am


I became so excited to discover the Zumba DVD's after having a go on the XBOX at the friend's house. First I was reluctant after i saw there weren't any domestic firms that sold them. Not really around the ZUMBA website, on the other hand hoped I had been wrong. While i got them I tried them first in a very DVD player... nevertheless it failed. Then I tried these questions PS3... didn't work. Finally while i asked for their money back I could them on my own computer. Lo and behold it worked on the computer. I had been visiting send it away but my hubby was happy that they didn't need me take control of his TV to do ZUMBA. On the other hand am still disappointed. How could you advertise a set of DVD's plus they don't can work as DVD's... Definetly would not recommend buying these from Amazon. That is my new ordering an element that wasn't things i ordered.

Posted by Jmbc on Friday, 05.11.12 @ 13:08pm


Mike Leiber and Jerry Stoller gave the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speeches for five different artists in the sidemen category at once in 2000, and Carole King gave the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speeches for five different artists in the non-performers category at once in 2010. The Rock Hall should have inducted both Elton John and Bernie Taupin in 1994 with Axl Rose giving the induction speeches for both of them at once. Elton John gets inducted in the performers category and Bernie Taupin gets inducted in the non-performers category. Elton John and Bernie Taupin walk up to the stage together and collect their trophies and give their speeches. Who should give the induction speech for Bernie Taupin when he finally does get inducted? A predecessor, a contemporary, or a follower? Is Elton John too close to the situation? Should Axl Rose be brought back to do it? Other possibilities include Ringo Starr, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Ann and Nancy Wilson, George Michael, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, and Mary J. Blige.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 05.25.12 @ 08:09am


Roy,

You got it backwards. It's JERRY Leiber and MIKE Stoller.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Friday, 05.25.12 @ 18:04pm


years ago
lets hope!

Posted by Happy on Friday, 05.25.12 @ 20:27pm


Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller gave the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speeches for five different artists in the sidemen category at once in 2000, and Carole King gave the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speeches for five different artists in the non-performers category at once in 2010. The Rock Hall should have inducted both Elton John and Bernie Taupin in 1994 with Axl Rose giving the induction speeches for both of them at once. Elton John gets inducted in the performers category and Bernie Taupin gets inducted in the non-performers category. Elton John and Bernie Taupin walk up to the stage together and collect their trophies and give their speeches. Who should give the induction speech for Bernie Taupin when he finally does get inducted? A predecessor, a contemporary, or a follower? Is Elton John too close to the situation? Should Axl Rose be brought back to do it? Other possibilities include Ringo Starr, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Ann and Nancy Wilson, George Michael, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, and Mary J. Blige.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 06.7.12 @ 02:59am


POSSIBLE CANDIDATES FOR GIVING THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION SPEECH FOR BERNIE TAUPIN:

Elton John, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Alice Cooper, George Michael, Axl Rose, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Mary J. Blige

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 07.24.12 @ 20:52pm


Hopefully when Bernie Taupin is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his induction won't be lumped in with other non-performer inductees, with one person (Carole King) giving the induction speech for all of them at once. I'm afraid that's going to become the routine from now on. Gamble & Huff were the last non-performer inductees whose presenter spoke for them, and them alone.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 07.24.12 @ 21:09pm


I hope Chicago and Bernie Taupin will be inducted in the same year!

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 09.30.12 @ 08:15am


As a non-performer, he should, yes. That 5% doesn't sound so hot, though.

Posted by JR on Tuesday, 11.13.12 @ 10:25am


THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES WHO RECORDED SONGS WITH LYRICS WRITTEN FOR THEM BY BERNIE TAUPIN

01. 1986 Little Richard
02. 1988 Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
03. 1988 Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys)
04. 1994 Elton John
05. 1994 Rod Stewart
06. 1996 Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane)
07. 2011 Alice Cooper
08. 2011 Leon Russell
09. 2012 Rod Stewart (The Small Faces/The Faces)
10. 2013 Heart
11. 20?? Ringo Starr
12. 20?? Willie Nelson

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.11.12 @ 15:36pm


Ringo Starr songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1975 Snookeroo

Kiki Dee songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1973 Supercool
02. 1973 Lonnie and Josie
03. 1973 Last Good Man In My Life
04. 1976 Don't Go Breaking My Heart
05. 1977 The Man Who Loved To Dance

Alice Cooper songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1978 From the Inside
02. 1978 Wish I Was Born in Beverly Hills
03. 1978 The Quiet Room
04. 1978 Nurse Rozetta
05. 1978 Millie and Billie
06. 1978 Serious
07. 1978 How You Gonna See Me Now
08. 1978 For Veronica's Sake
09. 1978 Jackknife Johnny
10. 1978 Inmates (We're All Crazy)
11. 1978 No Tricks

Rod Stewart songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1974 Let Me Be Your Car
02. 1981 Never Give Up On A Dream
03. 1981 Sonny
04. 1982 Guess I'll Always Love You
05. 1983 Satisfied
06. 1986 Hard Lesson To Learn

Melissa Manchester songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1980 For the Working Girl
02. 1982 Johnny and Mary
03. 1982 Hey Ricky (You're a Low Down Heel)
04. 1983 White Rose

The Hudson Brothers songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1974 Lover, Come Back To Me
02. 1975 Lonely School Year

The Motels songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1983 Into the Heartland
02. 1983 Mystery D.J.

Starship songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1985 We Built This City
02. 1985 Love Rusts
03. 1989 The Burn

Heart songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1985 These Dreams

Derringer songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1978 If I Weren't So Romantic I'd Shoot You

Cher songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1980 Julie

Robert Palmer songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1980 Johnny And Mary

Animotion songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1986 I Engineer

Olivia Newton-John songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1988 The Rumour

John Waite songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1990 Deal For Life

Peter Cetera songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1992 Dip Your Wings

Martin Page songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1994 Light In Your Heart
02. 1994 Monkey In My Dreams

Bryan Ferry songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1996 Dance With Life (The Brilliant Light)

Willie Nelson & Lee Ann Womack songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2002 Mendocino County Line

Courtney Love songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2004 Uncool

Emmylou Harris songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2005 A Love That Will Never Grow Old

Leon Russell songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2010 Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
02. 2010 Hey Ahab
03. 2010 Gone to Shiloh
04. 2010 Jimmie Rodgers' Dream
05. 2010 Monkey Suit
06. 2010 The Best Part of the Day
07. 2010 I Should Have Sent Roses
08. 2010 When Love Is Dying
09. 2010 My Kind of Hell
10. 2010 Mandalay Again
11. 2010 Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 12.15.12 @ 02:05am


THE COMPLETE LIST OF SONGS WITH LYRICS WRITTEN BY BERNIE TAUPIN FOR ARTISTS OTHER THAN ELTON JOHN

Bernie Taupin songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1970 The Greatest Discovery
02. 1970 Birth
03. 1970 Flatters (A Beginning)
04. 1970 Brothers Together
05. 1970 Rowston Manor
06. 1970 End Of A Day
07. 1970 To A Grandfather
08. 1970 Solitude
09. 1970 Conclusion
10. 1970 When The Heron Wakes
11. 1970 Like Summer Tempests
12. 1970 Todayís Hero
13. 1970 Sisters Of The Cross
14. 1970 La Petite Marionette
15. 1970 Ratcatcher
16. 1970 The Visitor
17. 1970 Verses After Dark
18. 1980 Monkey On My Back (The Last Run)
19. 1980 Born On The Fourth Of July
20. 1980 Venezuela
21. 1980 Approaching Armageddon
22. 1980 Loverís Cross
23. 1980 Blitz Babies
24. 1980 Valley Nights
25. 1980 Love (The Barren Desert)
26. 1980 The Whores Of Paris
27. 1987 Friend of the Flag
28. 1987 Corrugated Iron
29. 1987 Citizen Jane
30. 1987 Hold Back the Night
31. 1987 She Sends Shivers
32. 1987 Billy Fury
33. 1987 I Still Can't Believe That You're Gone
34. 1987 Conquistador
35. 1987 The New Lone Ranger
36. 1987 Desperation Train
37. 1987 Backbone
38. 1987 White Boys In Chains

Plastic Penny songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1969 Turn To Me

Ayshea songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1969 Taking The Sun From My Eyes
02. 1975 The Flowers Will Never Die

Dave Sealey songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1969 I Can't Go On Living Without You

Tom Thumb songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1969 When The First Tear Shows

Nite People songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1970 Season Of The Rain

Edward Woodward songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1970 The Tide Will Turn For Rebecca

Ringo Starr songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1975 Snookeroo

Kiki Dee songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1973 Supercool
02. 1973 Lonnie and Josie
03. 1973 Last Good Man In My Life
04. 1976 Don't Go Breaking My Heart
05. 1977 The Man Who Loved To Dance

The Hudson Brothers songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1974 Lover, Come Back To Me
02. 1975 Lonely School Year

Kenny Passarelli songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1977 I'm Never Gonna Break Your Heart

China songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1977 Broken Woman
02. 1977 Savage

Derringer songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1978 If I Weren't So Romantic I'd Shoot You

Alice Cooper songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1978 From the Inside
02. 1978 Wish I Was Born in Beverly Hills
03. 1978 The Quiet Room
04. 1978 Nurse Rozetta
05. 1978 Millie and Billie
06. 1978 Serious
07. 1978 How You Gonna See Me Now
08. 1978 For Veronica's Sake
09. 1978 Jackknife Johnny
10. 1978 Inmates (We're All Crazy)
11. 1978 No Tricks

France Gall songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1980 Donner Pour Donner

Donatella Rettore songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1981 Remember

Cher (as Black Rose) songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1980 Julie

Rod Stewart songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1974 Let Me Be Your Car
02. 1981 Never Give Up On A Dream
03. 1981 Sonny
04. 1982 Guess I'll Always Love You
05. 1983 Satisfied
06. 1986 Hard Lesson To Learn

Melissa Manchester songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1980 For the Working Girl
02. 1982 Johnny and Mary
03. 1982 Hey Ricky (You're a Low Down Heel)
04. 1983 White Rose

The Motels songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1983 Into the Heartland
02. 1983 Mystery D.J.

Heart songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1985 These Dreams

Starship songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1985 We Built This City
02. 1985 Love Rusts
03. 1989 The Burn

Animotion songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1986 I Engineer

Eighth Wonder songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1987 When the Phone Stops Ringing

Exile songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1987 Fly On The Wall

Olivia Newton-John songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1988 The Rumour

John Anderson songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1988 The Ballad Of Zero And The Tramp

New Frontier songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1988 Under Fire

The Stray Cats songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1990 Keep On Running

John Waite songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1990 Deal For Life

Peter Cetera songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1992 Dip Your Wings

Carlene Carter songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1993 The Rain

Little Richard songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1993 The Power

Tammy Wynette songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1993 A Woman's Needs

Martin Page songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1994 Light In Your Heart
02. 1994 Monkey In My Dreams

Bryan Ferry songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1996 Dance With Life (The Brilliant Light)

Farm Dogs songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1996 Me And My Friends
02. 1996 Cinderella Ď67
03. 1996 Beautiful (I Donít Want To Be)
04. 1996 Shameless
05. 1996 Burn This Bed
06. 1996 Color Bar
07. 1996 Pretty Bombs
08. 1996 Barstool
09. 1996 The Ballad Of Dennis Hopper & Harry Dean
10. 1996 Bone Of Contention
11. 1996 In Paradise
12. 1996 Last Stand In Open Country
13. 1998 Foreign Windows
14. 1998 Nothin' Gonna Kill The Kid
15. 1998 Distance To The Mountain
16. 1998 Daria
17. 1998 Lightning On The Hill
18. 1998 This Face
19. 1998 Whiskey In The Bathtub
20. 1998 Bird Of Prey
21. 1998 Leaving Buffalo
22. 1998 Working In The Fields
23. 1998 America On Trial
24. 1998 Aimless Driving
25. 1998 Deep Dark Secret
26. 1998 Stars & Seeds

Lisa Sanders songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1997 Black On Blue

Mary Dolan songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1998 Destiny
02. 1998 You Freed Me
03. 1998 In The Name Of Dark Angels

Public Domain songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1998 Crimes Of Passion

Marianne Faithfull songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1999 For Wanting You

The Young Dubliners songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2000 Red

Toby Keith songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2001 Gimme Eight Seconds

Nigel Olsson songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2001 Building A Bird

Willie Nelson & Lee Ann Womack songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2002 Mendocino County Line

Courtney Love songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2004 Uncool

Teddy Thompson songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2005 I Donít Want To Say Goodbye

Emmylou Harris songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2005 A Love That Will Never Grow Old

Brian Wilson Songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2005 What I Really Want For Christmas

Joss Stone songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2005 Calling It Christmas

John Corbett songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2006 Leave

Leon Russell songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2010 Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
02. 2010 Hey Ahab
03. 2010 Gone to Shiloh
04. 2010 Jimmie Rodgers' Dream
05. 2010 Monkey Suit
06. 2010 The Best Part of the Day
07. 2010 I Should Have Sent Roses
08. 2010 When Love Is Dying
09. 2010 My Kind of Hell
10. 2010 Mandalay Again
11. 2010 Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 12.16.12 @ 00:13am


THE COMPLETE LIST OF SONGS WITH LYRICS WRITTEN BY BERNIE TAUPIN FOR ARTISTS OTHER THAN ELTON JOHN

Bernie Taupin songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1970 The Greatest Discovery
02. 1970 Birth
03. 1970 Flatters (A Beginning)
04. 1970 Brothers Together
05. 1970 Rowston Manor
06. 1970 End Of A Day
07. 1970 To A Grandfather
08. 1970 Solitude
09. 1970 Conclusion
10. 1970 When The Heron Wakes
11. 1970 Like Summer Tempests
12. 1970 Todayís Hero
13. 1970 Sisters Of The Cross
14. 1970 La Petite Marionette
15. 1970 Ratcatcher
16. 1970 The Visitor
17. 1970 Verses After Dark
18. 1980 Monkey On My Back (The Last Run)
19. 1980 Born On The Fourth Of July
20. 1980 Venezuela
21. 1980 Approaching Armageddon
22. 1980 Loverís Cross
23. 1980 Blitz Babies
24. 1980 Valley Nights
25. 1980 Love (The Barren Desert)
26. 1980 The Whores Of Paris
27. 1987 Friend of the Flag
28. 1987 Corrugated Iron
29. 1987 Citizen Jane
30. 1987 Hold Back the Night
31. 1987 She Sends Shivers
32. 1987 Billy Fury
33. 1987 I Still Can't Believe That You're Gone
34. 1987 Conquistador
35. 1987 The New Lone Ranger
36. 1987 Desperation Train
37. 1987 Backbone
38. 1987 White Boys In Chains

Plastic Penny songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1969 Turn To Me

Ayshea songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1969 Taking The Sun From My Eyes
02. 1975 The Flowers Will Never Die

Dave Sealey songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1969 I Can't Go On Living Without You

Tom Thumb songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1969 When The First Tear Shows

Nite People songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1970 Season Of The Rain

Edward Woodward songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1970 The Tide Will Turn For Rebecca

Ringo Starr songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1975 Snookeroo

Kiki Dee songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1973 Supercool
02. 1973 Lonnie and Josie
03. 1973 Last Good Man In My Life
04. 1976 Don't Go Breaking My Heart
05. 1977 The Man Who Loved To Dance

The Hudson Brothers songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1974 Lover, Come Back To Me
02. 1975 Lonely School Year

Kenny Passarelli songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1977 I'm Never Gonna Break Your Heart

China songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1977 Broken Woman
02. 1977 Savage

Derringer songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1978 If I Weren't So Romantic I'd Shoot You

Alice Cooper songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1978 From the Inside
02. 1978 Wish I Was Born in Beverly Hills
03. 1978 The Quiet Room
04. 1978 Nurse Rozetta
05. 1978 Millie and Billie
06. 1978 Serious
07. 1978 How You Gonna See Me Now
08. 1978 For Veronica's Sake
09. 1978 Jackknife Johnny
10. 1978 Inmates (We're All Crazy)
11. 1978 No Tricks

France Gall songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1980 Donner Pour Donner

Donatella Rettore songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1981 Remember

Cher (as Black Rose) songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1980 Julie

Rod Stewart songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1974 Let Me Be Your Car
02. 1981 Never Give Up On A Dream
03. 1981 Sonny
04. 1982 Guess I'll Always Love You
05. 1983 Satisfied
06. 1986 Hard Lesson To Learn

Melissa Manchester songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1980 For the Working Girl
02. 1982 Johnny and Mary
03. 1982 Hey Ricky (You're a Low Down Heel)
04. 1983 White Rose

Robert Palmer songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1980 Johnny and Mary

The Motels songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1983 Into the Heartland
02. 1983 Mystery D.J.

Heart songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1985 These Dreams

Starship songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1985 We Built This City
02. 1985 Love Rusts
03. 1989 The Burn

Animotion songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1986 I Engineer

Eighth Wonder songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1987 When the Phone Stops Ringing

Exile songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1987 Fly On The Wall

Olivia Newton-John songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1988 The Rumour

John Anderson songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1988 The Ballad Of Zero And The Tramp

New Frontier songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1988 Under Fire

The Stray Cats songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1990 Keep On Running

John Waite songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1990 Deal For Life

Peter Cetera songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1992 Dip Your Wings

Carlene Carter songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1993 The Rain

Little Richard songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1993 The Power

Tammy Wynette songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1993 A Woman's Needs

Martin Page songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1994 Light In Your Heart
02. 1994 Monkey In My Dreams

Bryan Ferry songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1996 Dance With Life (The Brilliant Light)

Farm Dogs songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1996 Me And My Friends
02. 1996 Cinderella Ď67
03. 1996 Beautiful (I Donít Want To Be)
04. 1996 Shameless
05. 1996 Burn This Bed
06. 1996 Color Bar
07. 1996 Pretty Bombs
08. 1996 Barstool
09. 1996 The Ballad Of Dennis Hopper & Harry Dean
10. 1996 Bone Of Contention
11. 1996 In Paradise
12. 1996 Last Stand In Open Country
13. 1998 Foreign Windows
14. 1998 Nothin' Gonna Kill The Kid
15. 1998 Distance To The Mountain
16. 1998 Daria
17. 1998 Lightning On The Hill
18. 1998 This Face
19. 1998 Whiskey In The Bathtub
20. 1998 Bird Of Prey
21. 1998 Leaving Buffalo
22. 1998 Working In The Fields
23. 1998 America On Trial
24. 1998 Aimless Driving
25. 1998 Deep Dark Secret
26. 1998 Stars & Seeds

Lisa Sanders songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1997 Black On Blue

Mary Dolan songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1998 Destiny
02. 1998 You Freed Me
03. 1998 In The Name Of Dark Angels

Public Domain songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1998 Crimes Of Passion

Marianne Faithfull songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 1999 For Wanting You

The Young Dubliners songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2000 Red

Toby Keith songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2001 Gimme Eight Seconds

Nigel Olsson songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2001 Building A Bird

Willie Nelson & Lee Ann Womack songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2002 Mendocino County Line

Courtney Love songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2004 Uncool

Teddy Thompson songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2005 I Donít Want To Say Goodbye

Emmylou Harris songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2005 A Love That Will Never Grow Old

Brian Wilson Songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2005 What I Really Want For Christmas

Joss Stone songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2005 Calling It Christmas

John Corbett songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2006 Leave

Deirdre Hughes songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2007 The Last To Know
02. 2007 Turn Back The Hands Of Time, Patsy Cline
03. 2007 So Much Love
04. 2007 Radiate
05. 2007 Doll House
06. 2007 Heart Of Glass
07. 2007 The Backstairs
08. 2007 Redneck Male
09. 2007 Waitress In A Roadhouse

Leon Russell songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin

01. 2010 Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
02. 2010 Hey Ahab
03. 2010 Gone to Shiloh
04. 2010 Jimmie Rodgers' Dream
05. 2010 Monkey Suit
06. 2010 The Best Part of the Day
07. 2010 I Should Have Sent Roses
08. 2010 When Love Is Dying
09. 2010 My Kind of Hell
10. 2010 Mandalay Again
11. 2010 Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 12.16.12 @ 00:29am


ROCK AND ROCK HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES WHO HAVE WORKED WITH BERNIE TAUPIN

01. 1994 Elton John
02. 1994 Rod Stewart
03. 1996 Grace Slick
04. 2011 Alice Cooper
05. 2011 Leon Russell
06. 2013 Heart
07. 20?? Ringo Starr
08. 20?? Willie Nelson

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 12.16.12 @ 00:48am


My Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speech for Bernie Taupin will be much shorter than the one for Chicago. I'm writing it now.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 03.2.13 @ 22:34pm


http://songhall.org/news/entry/elton_john_and_bernie_taupin_to_receive_johnny_mercer_award_at_2013_annual

1992 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees Elton John And Bernie Taupin To Receive Johnny Mercer Award At 2013 Annual Gala

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 04.2.13 @ 11:59am


Why is he not in..?

Posted by Happy on Monday, 07.22.13 @ 23:28pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX6qiHjqzao

Elton John and Bernie Taupin on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1992

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 08.13.13 @ 09:35am


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bernie-taupin-on-elton-johns-new-lp-its-kudos-all-around-20130926

COULD 2014 BE THE YEAR FOR A BERNIE TAUPIN INDUCTION

Bernie Taupin on Elton John's New LP: 'It's Kudos All Around'

On the bad reputation of 'We Built This City,' which he co-wrote: 'I don't disagree'

Posted by Roy on Friday, 09.27.13 @ 09:06am


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bernie-taupin-on-elton-johns-new-lp-its-kudos-all-around-20130926?page=2

People are always shocked to learn that you wrote "We Built This City."

[Laughs] That's kind of interesting. That was voted the worst song of all time in Spin or something, which I don't necessarily disagree with, considering the way it turned out. [Laughs] Though I shouldn't say that, because it was an incredible successful song. It will probably help send my children to college, and I like that they play it at sporting events, being a sports fanatic.

Anyway, there's an interesting anecdote about that song. I wrote it with Martin Page. The original song was a very dark kind of mid-tempo song, and it didn't have all this "We built this city!" It had none of that. It was a very dark song about how club life in L.A. was being killed off and live acts had no place to go. It was a very specific thing. A guy called Peter Wolf Ė not J. Geils Peter Wolf, but a big-time pop guy and German record producer Ė got ahold of the demo and totally changed it. He jerry-rigged it into the pop hit it was. If you heard the original demo, you wouldn't even recognize the song.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 09.27.13 @ 09:47am


I sure hope Bernie Taupin is someday inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame as a songwriter. He greatly deserves it.

-Robert Hilburn on twitter

Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 03:38am


Have to admit that this is a real head scratcher; how on earth could Bernie Taupin, not be inducted as a songwriter, or lyricist, into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?


Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 05.25.14 @ 03:44am


Realistic candidates for giving the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speech for Bernie Taupin:

Elton John, Billy Joel, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Sting, Alice Cooper, Ann and Nancy Wilson, George Michael, Axl Rose, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Mary J. Blige

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.3.14 @ 19:54pm


ROCK AND ROCK HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES WHO HAVE WORKED WITH BERNIE TAUPIN

01. 1994 Elton John
02. 1994 Rod Stewart
03. 1996 Grace Slick
04. 2011 Alice Cooper
05. 2011 Leon Russell
06. 2013 Heart
07. 2015 Ringo Starr

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.16.14 @ 04:33am


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