1940 – Born on October 14th in Lucknow, India.
1961-1973 – Appeared as an actor in Take Me High, Summer Holiday and The Young Ones.
1977 – Winner of the British Record Industry Award for British Male Solo Artist.
1980 – He was the Officer of the British Empire.
1982 – Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Male Solo Artist.
1989 – Winner of the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution.
1995 – Appointed as the Knight of the British Empire.
2004 – Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture.