The musician Elton John is celebrating his 70th birthday on Saturday.
Known for hits like Your Song and Rocket Man, the British star's career has lasted five decades. He was born Reginald Kenneth White in England in 1947. His music journey began early on in life. He picked up a scholarship to the prestigious Royal Academy of Music at the age of 11 and studied there for six years.
Since then, he's had scores of number ones across the world and sold millions of albums. Outside of music, John's known as a passionate supporter of Watford Football Club. He's also an advocate of gay rights and married his long term partner David Furnish in December 2014.
When his birthday celebrations are out the way, John will continue with his world tour with upcoming dates in South America and the United states.