Elton John & Bernie Taupin Celebration

Monday night concert celebrates Elton John and Bernie Taupin, one of the great songwriting duos of all time, recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.


Elton John and Bernie Taupin are honored this week in a concert special, Elton John & Bernie Taupin: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, premiering on Alabama Public Television on April 8, at 8:00 p.m. Celebrating the remarkable musical contributions of John and Taupin, the tribute concert recognizes the formidable impact the two have made on popular song.

Delivering electrifying and heartfelt performances are renowned artists including Garth Brooks, Metallica, Joni Mitchell, Annie Lennox, Charlie Pugh, Marren Morris, and Jacob Lusk of Gabriels, with appearances by John and Taupin. The event, hosted by Bill Porter, gives viewers a rare opportunity to witness the magical appeal of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

The iconic songwriting duo has entertained music lovers for generations and influenced artists across all genres, giving us some of the most memorable songs of our lives. “Your Song,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” are just a few songs they wrote together that became timeless standards. “Bennie and The Jets” and “Crocodile Rock” are also two of their most indelible classics.

John and Taupin received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington, D.C., on March 20.

Accepting the award, Elton John said, "I've been writing songs with Bernie for 56 years, and we never thought that that one day this might be bestowed upon us. It's an incredible honor for two British guys to be recognized like this. I’m so honored.”

"To be in a house along with the great American songwriters, to even be in the same avenue is humbling, and I am absolutely thrilled to accept," Bernie Taupin said.

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