He is known as one of the most successful and innovative musical composers of the 20th century.
And yesterday Sir Tim Rice was honoured with an honorary degree at Leeds Beckett University.
Best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he wrote the renowned musicals Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.
On receiving his award, Sir Tim said: “I am very honoured to be given any award at all in any circumstance and one from such a distinguished university is terrific. I’m an admirer of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and have been to Headingley quite a lot.”