elton john's long time songwriting partner and great lyricist to boot.i love the song EMPTY GARDEN.it's a sad song but a great tribute to john lennon.and it was Bernie who wrote the lyrics to that emotional song.
Bernie Taupin: 'Lyricist? I think of myself as a storyteller'
Candle in the Wind--Bernie Taupin (left) and that other guy who writes his music: 'Lyricist? I think of myself as a storyteller’ - Telegraph. (Try to name an Elton John hit where Taupin didn't write the lyrics.
in 1970 - Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin combined for the first time on Elton’s first American album simply titled, Elton John. The LP contained Elton’s first hit, Your Song, which made it to the top ten on the music charts in Dec of the same year.