He has received the prestigious Order Of British Columbia Award, as well as being made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions to popular music and philanthropic work through his foundation, helping improve worldwide education for people.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Bon Jovi in April 2018 and he attended the ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio.
He wrote his first song, 'Sammy the Slug', when he was 12-years-old, and the following year he joined the Charterhouse School's band the Milords, on drums and vocals.
They soon released their first single 'Who Needs Love Like That' in 1985.
Outside of Procol Harum, he collaborated with Kate Bush, George Harrison and Eric Clapton amongst others.