Bernie Taupin recalls the time Elton John hit on him & what might’ve happened if they were both gay
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Lyricist Bernie Taupin has been Elton John’s songwriting partner for over 55 years. The successful musical partnership has resulted in five decades of iconic hits.
Taupin, 73, has been with Elton, 76, through the highs and lows of his life and career. Elton says Taupin is the only person in his life with whom he has never had an argument.
This week, Taupin published his autobiography, entitled Scattershot: Life, Music, Elton & Me. Unsurprisingly, the “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” singer features prominently throughout.
One incident, not long after they met, could have derailed their partnership and potentially changed the course of music history. Elton, then still called Reg Dwight, made a pass at the heterosexual Taupin. This