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Elton John turns 70 on Saturday. Here's why you might hoist a small animal in his honor.

Elton John turns 70 on Saturday. Here's why you might hoist a small animal in his honor.

WATCH | In honor of Elton John's 70th birthday this Saturday, Circa's celebrating the many reasons why you might hoist a small animal in tribute.

Elton John performs at Montana State University on March 8, 2017. (Photo credit: Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/ Montana State University via AP.)

Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, the singer not only changed his name to Elton John, he tacked on the middle name Hercules because of course, he did.

Elton John and Tim Rice Win Original Song: 1995 Oscars

WATCH | Thanks to his 1995 Academy Award win (shown), five Grammys and a Tony, he only needs an Emmy to achieve EGOT status.

Selling more than 300 million records, he has delivered top-30 hits for at least 24 years.

Elton John - Bennie and the Jets (Live in Russia 1979)

WATCH | He broke international barriers as one of the first Western pop stars to perform in Israel and the Soviet Union.

He's said he tours with two tiaras, in case he's "invited to something really formal."

"CROCODILE ROCK" ~ Elton John ~ Muppet Show

WATCH | Decades before Lady Gaga's costumes went viral, John caused a stir with his legendary stage outfits, including this feathery frock from when he performed "Crocodile Rock" on "The Muppet Show."

Madonna, Elton John Feud: Spat Following "Masterpiece" Singer's Golden Globes Win

WATCH | John is unafraid to speak his mind, leading to feuds with everyone from Madonna to Keith Richards.

Without his "Lion King" hit "The Circle Of Life," we wouldn't hoist pets like they're Simba.

WATCH | Famed for his collaborations (consider his duets with George Michael and Gaga, to name just a couple), John stole the show when he joined Eminem at the Grammys in 2001.

WATCH | His timeless music also has contributed to his philanthropy. Selling 33 million copies, John's "Candle in the Wind 1997" tribute to Princess Diana benefitted her memorial fund.

Elton John AIDS Foundation at 2016 International AIDS Conference

WATCH | In addition, his Elton John Aids Foundation has raised $385 million since it was launched in 1992. The charity funds educational initiatives and helps people who have HIV/AIDS access proper medical care.

It's one reason Queen Elizabeth II knighted him for "services to music and charitable services."

Elton John turns 70 on Saturday. Here's why you might hoist a small animal in his honor.

WATCH | Speaking of iconic singers celebrating a birthday this weekend, here's Circa's tribute to Diana Ross, who turns 73 on Sunday.

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