Elton John and Alice Cooper recreate iconic photo 50 years on

Virgin Radio

25 May 2021, 15:27

The joys of social media, with throwback Thursday and trips down memory lane making it fun to reminisce.

It seems that celebs and the rich and famous love to look back at days gone by too, and Elton John and Alice Cooper decided to have some fun recreating an old photo.

The original picture featured them and their friends, and they decided to reenact it some 50 years after the first one was snapped.

They were all gathered together for Bernie Taupin’s 71st birthday in Los Angeles.

Bernie, Alice and Elton were joined by  actor Eric McCormack for the photo.

McCormack took the role of late comedian Paul Lynde – who was present at Taupin’s 21st birthday in 1971.

He shared his joy on social media: “Bernie Taupin’s 21st Birthday and, last night, his 71st. 50 years later and I got to be Paul Lynde! 15-year-old me would be losing his mind!”

Elton also wrote a tribute:

“Celebrating the milestone birthday of my musical soulmate,” wrote Elton. “Happy Birthday Brother, I love you.”

The pair have worked together since 1967 when they both responded to an advertisement placed in the  from Liberty Records.

The ad appealed for new songwriters.

The duo worked together on the vast majority of Elton’s music.  Bernie wrote the lyrics for ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘Tiny Dancer’ and ‘Candle In The Wind’.