Ever since hit single Rocket Man began a run of 16 consecutive top 20 hit singles in 1972, Elton John has been an international music superstar.

Credited with returning the piano in popular consciousness to the role of a percussion instrument, he is responsible for classic songs such as Nikita, Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Candle in the Wind and I’m Still Standing.

Elton also won an Oscar for his work on the Lion King soundtrack, including the song Can You Feel the Love Tonight?