Elton & Bernie Win Gershwin Prize & More Honors

By: Mobin

Elton John and Bernie Taupin to be honored with 2024 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by Library of Congress. 

Gershwin Prize 

 A tribute concert for the duo will air on Public Broadcasting Service stations across the US on 8 April 2024.

PBS Tribute Concert 

The legendary songwriting partners met in 1967 and went on to create enduring hits like Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, Candle in the Wind, and Crocodile Rock.

Song Hits  

Over 300 million records sold worldwide. Over 70 Top 40 hits. 4,000+ concerts in 80 countries. Candle in the Wind 1997 is the biggest selling physical single ever.

Sales Stats

With his 2022 Emmy win, Elton John achieved coveted EGOT status for winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony over his career. 


While Elton loves the spotlight, Bernie has preferred to stay out of it, once saying: "I don’t refer to myself as a songwriter, I’m just a guy who writes stories."

Bernie's Style

John on honor: "I've been writing with Bernie for 56 years & we never thought we'd be recognized like this. It’s an incredible honor." 


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