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Encyclopedia > Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart in 1976
Rod Stewart in 1976
Background information
Birth name Rod Stewart
Born January 10, 1945 (1945-01-10) (age 62)
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Rock, Pop, Blues-rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica
Associated
acts
The Faces
The Jeff Beck Group
Website RodStewart.com

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With a distinctive, husky voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and early '70s with The Jeff Beck Group and then The Faces and began a solo career in 1969, with his debut album An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down. The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... Small Faces album cover Faces were an early 1970s rock band formed in 1969 from the ashes of The Small Faces after Steve Marriott left to form Humble Pie; new members Ron Wood (guitar) and Rod Stewart (vocals) (both from The Jeff Beck Group) joined Ronnie Lane (bass), Ian McLagan... Debut album by Rod Stewart Tracklisting Street Fighting Man Man of Constant Sorrow Blind Prayer Handbags and Gladrags An Old Raincoat Wont Ever Let You Down I Wouldnt Ever Change a Thing Cindys Lament Dirty Old Town Category: ...


With his career in its fifth decade, Stewart has achieved numerous hit singles worldwide, most notably in the UK, where he has achieved six consecutive number one albums and his tally of 62 hit singles includes 24 that went Top 10, of which six went to number one. It has been estimated that Stewart's album and single sales total more than 250 million,[1] easily earning him a place on the list of best-selling music artists. His biggest-selling song was the 1978 disco hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?", which was atypical of his output, and which actually damaged his credibility amongst many critics and longtime fans.[2] The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Da Ya Think Im Sexy? is a 1978 hit song for Rod Stewart. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Stewart was born the youngest of five children in Highgate, North London, England to parents Robert and Elsie Stewart, who ran a newsagent.[3] Rod was the first of his siblings (two brothers, two sisters) to be born in England after the family moved from Scotland. He attended the William Grimshaw School.[4] View of Highgate, John Constable, 1st quarter of 19th century. ... North London is that part of London which is north of the River Thames. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A newsagent (British English), newsagency (Australian English) or newsstand (American English), is often a small business that sells newspapers, magazines, stationery, snacks and often items of local interest such as postcards and clothing emblazoned with sports team mascots. ... Fortismere School is a mixed, community comprehensive secondary school in Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom. ...


Stewart decided to take up guitar at the age of eleven.


1960–1969

Rod Stewart had trials with football clubs including Brentford (based in West London).[3] He then worked as a grave digger.[citation needed] He soon switched to a career in music joining folk singer Wizz Jones in the early 1960s as a street singer travelling around Europe; this resulted in his being deported from Spain for vagrancy.[3] Brentford Football Club are an English football club based in Brentford in the London Borough of Hounslow. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Wizz Jones, 2006 Raymond Ronald Jones (1939 – ), better-known as Wizz Jones is an English acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... A vagrant is a person, almost always poor, without a home or regular work. ...


In the spring of 1962 he helped to found The Ray Davies Quartet, later known as the successful British band The Kinks, as their lead singer. He performed with the group on at least one occasion, but was soon dropped due to complaints about his voice from then-drummer John Start's mother as well as musical and personality differences with the rest of the band. This has been denied by both Ray and Dave Davies; however he did play on a football team with Ray at that time. Raymond Douglas Davies, CBE (born June 21, 1944 at Fortis Green, London) is an influential English rock musician, best known as lead singer-songwriter for The Kinks - one of the most influential, prolific and long-lived British Invasion bands - which he led with his younger brother, Dave. ... The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies, his brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies, and bassist Pete Quaife. ...


After Stewart's return to London he also joined Jimmy Powell & the Five Dimensions in 1964 as a vocalist and harmonica player. He and the band recorded a single for Pye Records. Long John Baldry discovered him drunk and busking for his train fare and invited him to join The Hoochie Coochie Men which recorded a single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl", which failed to enter the charts. The Hoochie Coochie Men evolved into Steampacket featuring Stewart, Baldry, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, Mickey Waller and Rick Brown. Steampacket supported the Rolling Stones and the Walker Brothers on tour in the summer of 1965. They also recorded tracks that would not be released as an album until 1970, after Stewart had become well known in musical circles. Stewart also earned the nickname "Rod the Mod" during that period, as a result of his appearance in a 1965 BBC documentary on the mod subculture. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... Pye Records was a British record label. ... John William Baldry, popularly known as Long John Baldry, (January 12, 1941 – July 21, 2005) was a pioneering blues singer from England. ... Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people, usually to solicit donations and tips. ... Steampacket was a British Blues band of the 1960s, notable mainly for the fact that so many of its members subsequently became famous. ... Julie Driscoll (born June 8, 1947) is a British singer and actress, best known for her 1960s hit version of Wheels on Fire with the Brian Auger Trinity. ... This article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Rick Brown can mean Richard Shaw Brown Ricky Brown, American football player Richard Brown disambiguation page Category: ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... The Walker Brothers is a 1960s and 1970s rock band, founded by three Californians, who ultimately found their fame and fortune in the UK, rather than their homeland. ... See also: // January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... // Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, a subculture is a set of people with a set of behaviors and beliefs, culture, which could be distinct or hidden, that differentiate them from the larger culture to which they belong. ...


Steampacket broke up in early 1966 with Stewart joining Shotgun Express as lead vocalist with Beryl Marsden. Shotgun Express also contained Mick Fleetwood and Peter Green who would go on to form Fleetwood Mac and Peter Bardens. Shotgun Express released one single before breaking up. // January 3 - Hullabaloo shows promotional videos of The Beatles songs Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out. January 8 - Shindig! airs for the last time on ABC, with musical guests the Kinks and the Who January 14 - Young singer David Jones changes his last name to Bowie to avoid... Mick Fleetwood (born 24 June 1947) is an English musician best known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. ... Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, October 29, 1946, in Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and founding member of the band Fleetwood Mac. ... This article is about the band. ... Peter Bardens (born June 19, 1944) was one of the founding members of the British progressive rock group Camel, playing keyboards. ...


Stewart then joined the Jeff Beck Group as vocalist. In 1968 their first album Truth became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic and the group toured extensively. The second album Beck-Ola also was a hit in the middle of 1969 but the group had broken up by the end of the year. Much of Stewart's sense of phrasing was developed during his time with the Jeff Beck Group. ,. The electric guitarist Jeff Beck (born June 24, 1944) is a British rock musician who played in a number of influential bands in the 1960s. ... // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... Truth (1968) was the first full-length album by Jeff Beck and his backing group. ... Beck-Ola (Cosa Nostra) was the second full-length LP by Jeff Beck and his backing group. ... // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ...


1969–1975

The U.S. band Cactus offered Stewart a job as lead singer but he and Jeff Beck Band mate Ron Wood decided instead to join The Faces (the remnants of Small Faces after the departure of singer Steve Marriott). Cactus is an American rock band that was conceived in late 1969 as a supergroup but ended up one of the first hard rock bands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Small Faces album cover Faces were an early 1970s rock band formed in 1969 from the ashes of The Small Faces after Steve Marriott left to form Humble Pie; new members Ron Wood (guitar) and Rod Stewart (vocals) (both from The Jeff Beck Group) joined Ronnie Lane (bass), Ian McLagan... This article is about the group Small Faces. ... Steve Marriott (30 January 1947 in Upton, East London, – 20 April 1991 in Arkesden, Essex. ...


Stewart also signed a solo recording contract with Mercury Records. An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down became his first solo album in 1969 (it was known as The Rod Stewart Album in the U.S.). It established the template for his solo sound: a heartfelt mixture of folk, rock, and country blues, all informed by a British working-class sensibility, with both original material ("Cindy's Lament" and the title song) and cover versions (Ewan MacColl's "Dirty Old Town" and Mike d'Abo's "Handbags and Gladrags") being very effective. Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Debut album by Rod Stewart Tracklisting Street Fighting Man Man of Constant Sorrow Blind Prayer Handbags and Gladrags An Old Raincoat Wont Ever Let You Down I Wouldnt Ever Change a Thing Cindys Lament Dirty Old Town Category: ... Folk song redirects here. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Statue of a coal miner in Charleston, WV, USA. Working class is a term used in academic sociology and in ordinary conversation. ... Ewan MacColl (25 January 1915 - 22 October 1989) was a British folk singer, songwriter, socialist, actor, poet, playwright, and record producer. ... Dirty Old Town is a song written by Ewan MacColl in 1949, and made popular by The Dubliners. ... Michael dAbo (born 1 March 1944 in Betchworth, Surrey) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the former lead vocalist of Manfred Mann. ... Handbags and Gladrags is the name of a song written by Mike dAbo of Manfred Mann fame. ...


The Faces released their debut album First Step in early 1970 with a rock and roll style similar to the Rolling Stones that was a major departure from the psychedelic-tinged pop of Small Faces. While the album did better in the UK than in the U.S., the Faces quickly earned a strong live following. Stewart would release his second album, Gasoline Alley that autumn (Elkie Brooks would go on to achieve a hit with a version of the title track in 1983). Rod's new approach was similar to his first album, as exemplified by the dynamic but haunting title track; also mandolin was introduced into the sound. He also launched a solo tour. First Step, alternatively titled Small Faces due to a miscommunication in the United States, was the first album by the British group The Faces, released in early 1970, a few months after they had formed from the ashes of the Small Faces (from which Ronnie Lane, Kenny Jones and Ian... Gasoline Alley was a 1970 album by Rod Stewart. ... Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder, 25 February 1945, in Salford) is a British singer, formerly a vocalist with Vinegar Joe, and later a solo artist. ...


Stewart sang guest vocals for the Australian group Python Lee Jackson on "In a Broken Dream" in 1970. His payment was a set of seat covers for his car. It was re-released in 1972 to become a worldwide hit. Python Lee Jackson were a 1960s Australian band. ...

The single cover to "Maggie May"

Stewart's 1971 solo album Every Picture Tells a Story made him a household name when the B-side of his minor hit "Reason to Believe", "Maggie May", started receiving radio play. The album and the single hit number one in both the U.S. and the UK simultaneously, a chart first, in September. A loss of innocence tale set off by a striking mandolin part (by Ray Jackson of Lindisfarne), "Maggie May" was also named in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, which is one of three songs by him to appear on that list. The rest of the album was equally strong, with "Mandolin Wind" again showcasing that instrument, "(I Know) I'm Losing You" adding hard-edged soul to the mix, and "Tomorrow is a Long Time" a cover of a Bob Dylan song. But the ultimate manifestation of the early Stewart solo style was the Stewart-Wood-penned "Every Picture Tells a Story" itself: powered by Mick Waller's drumming and a mostly acoustic arrangement, it is a fast, rocking, headlong romp relating the picaresque adventures of the singer. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Every Picture Tells A Story is the third album by Rod Stewart, released in the middle of 1971. ... Reason to Believe is a song written and first recorded by American folk singer Tim Hardin in 1965, which has since been recorded by a number of other artists including Rod Stewart, The Carpenters, Wilson Phillips, Vonda Shepard, Denny Laine and The Jayhawks. ... This article is about the Rod Stewart song. ... Lindisfarne were a popular British folk/rock group of the 1970s, fronted by singer/songwriter Alan Hull. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, showing Lake Erie in the background The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum and institution in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated, as the name suggests, to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential... (I Know) Im Losing You is a 1966 hit single recorded by The Temptations for the Motown label and produced by Norman Whitfield. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the recording artist. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... The picaresque novel (Spanish: picaresco, from pícaro, for rogue or rascal) is a popular style of novel that originated in Spain and flourished in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries and has continued to influence modern literature. ...


The second Faces album, Long Player, was released in early 1971 and enjoyed greater chart success than First Step. The Faces also got their only U.S. Top 40 hit with "Stay With Me" from their third album A Nod Is as Good as a Wink...To a Blind Horse released in late 1971. This album reached the Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic on the back of the success of Every Picture Tells A Story. Throughout this period there was a marked dichotomy between Stewart's solo and group work, the former being meticulously crafted while the latter tended towards the boozy and sloppy. The Faces were unable to perform Stewart's solo work effectively in concert, as the subsequent Rod Stewart/Faces Live album would show; faithful renditions of those songs would have to wait two decades until Stewart's MTV Unplugged appearance. However Steve Jones from The Sex Pistols regarded The Faces very highly and named them as a main influence on the British punk rock movement. Long Player, from 1971, was the second album by the British rock group the Faces. ... Track Listing Miss Judys Farm (Stewart-Wood) Youre So Rude (Lane-McLagan) Love Lives Here (Lane-Stewart-Wood) Last Orders Please (Lane) Stay With Me (Stewart-Wood) Debris (Lane) Memphis, Tennessee (C. Berry) Too Bad (Stewart-Wood) Thats All You Need (Stewart-Wood) Group Members The Faces... MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... Stephen Phillip Jones (b. ... The Sex Pistols in 1977. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ...


The Faces had an extensive tour in 1972 with growing tension in the band over Stewart's solo career enjoying more success than the band's. Stewart released Never a Dull Moment in the same year. Repeating the Every Picture formula for the most part, it reached number two on the U.S. album charts and number one in the UK, and enjoyed further good notices from reviewers. "You Wear It Well" was a hit single that reached number 13 in the U.S. and went to number one in the UK, while "Twisting the Night Away" made explicit Stewart's debt to Sam Cooke. // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties, is halted during the song Money. ... Never a Dull Moment is a 1972 album by the rock musician Rod Stewart. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


For the body of his early solo work Stewart earned tremendous critical praise. Rolling Stone’s 1980 Illustrated History of Rock & Roll includes this in its Stewart entry: This article is about the magazine. ...

Rarely has a singer had as full and unique a talent as Rod Stewart [...] a writer who offered profound lyricism and fabulous self-deprecating humour, teller of tall tales and honest heartbreaker, he had an unmatched eye for the tiny details around which lives turn, shatter, and reform [...] and a voice to make those details indelible. [... His solo albums] were defined by two special qualities: warmth, which was redemptive, and modesty, which was liberating. If ever any rocker chose the role of Everyman and lived up to it, it was Rod Stewart.

The Faces released their final album Ooh La La which reached number one in the UK and number 21 in the U.S. in 1973. The Faces went on their final tour in 1974 to support Ooh La La and the single "Pool Hall Richard". The band formally broke up in 1975 with Ron Wood joining The Rolling Stones as their guitar player and Stewart pursuing his solo career. Ooh La La is the final studio album by the rock and roll band Faces. ... // January 9 - Mick Jaggers request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The Rolling Stones plans to tour Asia. ... // January - The Ramones form. ... // January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case. ...


Stewart would release the Smiler album, which proved to be a disappointment, in late 1974. In Britain it reached number one, and the single "Farewell" number seven, but only number 13 on the Billboard pop album charts and the single "Mine For Me" only number 91 on the Billboard pop singles charts. Smiler is generally regarded as Stewart's weakest album of the 1970s; it was also his last original album for Mercury Records. After the release of the double album compilation The Best Of Rod Stewart he switched over to Warner Bros. Records and remained with them throughout the vast majority of his career. Smiler is Rod Stewarts fifth album, and final album for Mercury Records, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... Warner Bros. ...


1975–1981

In 1975 Rod Stewart moved to the U.S., applying for citizenship due to his love affair with Britt Ekland and a fight with the UK tax authorities. He released the Atlantic Crossing album for his new record company, using producer Tom Dowd and a different sound based on the Muscle Shoals rhythm section. Atlantic Crossing marked both a return to form and a return to the Top 10 of the Billboard album charts. The first single, a cover of the Sutherland Brothers song "Sailing", was a massive number one hit in the UK, but it only reached the Top 60 of the U.S. charts. The single returned to the UK Top 10 a year later when used as the theme music for a BBC documentary series about HMS Ark Royal, and having been a hit twice over became, and remains, Stewart's biggest-selling single in the UK. Holland-Dozier-Holland cover "This Old Heart Of Mine" was also a Top 100 hit in 1976. Musically Atlantic Crossing showed Stewart was clearly distinguishing his slow material (such as Danny Whitten's wrenching "I Don't Want To Talk About It") from his largely by-the-numbers rockers (such as "Three Time Loser"). Additionally in 1976 Stewart covered the Beatles song “Get Back” for the ephemeral musical documentary All This and World War II. // Possession of citizenship U.S. citizens have the right to participate in the political system of the United States (with most U.S. states having restrictions for felons, and federal restrictions on naturalized persons), are represented and protected abroad by the United States (through U.S. embassies and consulates), and... Britt Ekland (born Britt-Marie Eklund on October 6, 1942) is a Swedish actress, long resident in the UK. Ekland became famous as a result of her 1964 whirlwind romance and marriage to British actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who proposed after seeing her photograph in the paper. ... The Inland Revenue was, until April 2005, a department of the British Government responsible for the collection of direct taxation, including income tax, national insurance contributions, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, corporation tax, petroleum revenue tax and stamp duty. ... Atlantic Crossing is Lindsay Hartleys sixth album, released in 2005. ... Tom Dowd (October 20, 1925 - October 27, 2002) was an American recording engineer and producer for Atlantic Records. ... Muscle Shoals is a city located in Colbert County, Alabama, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 11,924. ... Folk, blues, pop, rock band of the 70s. ... Sailing is a song written by Gavin Sutherland. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Sailor was a major BBC television documentary series, first shown in the late 1970s, about life on board HMS Ark Royal, a British aircraft carrier. ... HMS Ark Royal (R09) was an Audacious-class aircraft carrier of the British Royal Navy and, when she was decommissioned in 1978, was the Royal Navys last remaining conventional catapult and arrested-landing supercarrier. ... Holland-Dozier-Holland is a songwriting and production team made up of Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Danny Ray Whitten (1943-1972) was born in Columbus, Georgia on May 8, 1943. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Music sample Get Back ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... All This and World War II (1976) is a musical documentary. ...


Later in 1976 Stewart topped the Billboard singles charts for eight weeks and the Australian singles charts with the glossy seduction ballad "Tonight's the Night", with a steamy accompanying music video featuring Ekland. It came from the A Night on the Town album, which went to number two on the Billboard album charts and was Stewart's first album to go platinum. By explicitly marking the album as having a "fast side" and a "slow side", Stewart continued the trend started by Atlantic Crossing. "The First Cut is the Deepest", a cover of a Cat Stevens song, went Top 30 in the U.S. in 1977 and number one in the UK (even though "God Save the Queen" by the Sex Pistols is widely believed to have sold more records in that week). "The Killing of Georgie (Part 1 and 2)", about the murder of a gay man, was also a Top 40 hit for Stewart during 1977. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... For the 1987 film of the same name see under the films original United States title Adventures in Babysitting. ... The First Cut Is The Deepest is a song written by Cat Stevens. ... Yusuf Islam[2] (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948 in London), who was known as Cat Stevens from 1966 to 1978, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... God Save the Queen (B-side Did You No Wrong), released on May 27, 1977 was the second single by the punk band the Sex Pistols. ... Sex Pistols are an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II) is the name of a song written and recorded by Rod Stewart. ...


Foot Loose & Fancy Free from 1978 continued Stewart's run of chart success, again reaching number two and featuring much the same sound as from A Night on the Town. "You're In My Heart" was the hit single, reaching number four in the U.S. The rocker "Hot Legs" achieved a lot of radio airplay as did the confessional "I Was Only Joking". In appearance, Stewart's look had evolved to include a glam element, including make-up, spandex clothes and the like. Foot Loose & Fancy Free is Rod Stewarts eighth album, released in November 1977 on Riva Records. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Youre in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) is the name of a song written and recorded by Rod Stewart for his 1977 album Foot Loose & Fancy Free. ... Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a style of rock and pop music, which initially surfaced in the post-hippie early 1970s. ...


Stewart scored another UK number one and U.S. number one single with "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" which was a crossover hit reaching number five on the Billboard black charts due to its disco sound. This was the lead single from 1979's Blondes Have More Fun...or do they? which went to number one on the Billboard album charts and sold 4 million albums. It was to be Stewart's last number one album for 25 years. Da Ya Think Im Sexy? is a 1978 hit song for Rod Stewart. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Blondes Have More Fun is Rod Stewarts 9th album. ...


There are two schools of critical thought about this whole period of Stewart's career. One is exemplified by the same 1980 Rolling Stone History entry quoted above, as it actually begins:

Rarely has a singer had as full and unique a talent as Rod Stewart; rarely has anyone betrayed his talent so completely. Once the most compassionate presence in music, he has become a bilious self-parody — and sells more records than ever... full of the rewards he received for his work, and seemingly without noticing, he exchanged passion for sentiment, the romance of sex for a tease, a reach for mysteries with tawdry posturing...

The other school acknowledges that Stewart has never surpassed his earliest work, but states that by Never a Dull Moment and certainly Smiler it was clear that that formula had run dry, and that he needed to make a musical change in direction. Furthermore, Stewart's early solo work had inadvertently benefited from The Faces drawing off his less-inspired, straight-rocking party efforts; without The Faces around, this side of him became more manifest in his solo work. Given that, this view concludes that his albums during this period are not so bad and in particular Atlantic Crossing and A Night on the Town are more than occasionally inspired.


A focal point of this debate was "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?". To detractors, this was the epitome of Stewart's egotism and the nadir of his career. Supporters defend the music by saying this was Stewart's try at the disco sound, much in the same way as Paul McCartney did "Silly Love Songs" or The Rolling Stones did "Miss You". In interviews Stewart, while admitting his accompanying look had become "tarty", has defended the lyrics by pointing out that the song is a third-person narrative slice-of-life portrayal, not unlike those in his earlier work, and that it is not about him. In any case, the song's refrain was identical to Brazilian Jorge Ben Jor's earlier "Taj Mahal"; a lawsuit ensued. Stewart donated his royalties from the song to UNICEF, and he performed it at the Music for UNICEF Concert at the United Nations General Assembly in 1979. Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an Academy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Silly Love Songs is a song written and sung by Paul McCartney with his band Wings in 1976. ... Miss You is a 1978 hit song by the Rolling Stones, from their album Some Girls. ... The third-person Narrative is narration in the third person. ... Jorge Ben Jor is a Brazilian popular musician, born in Rio de Janeiro on March 22, 1942 (some sources say 1940). ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... The event was broadcast on NBC in the United States The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song was a benefit concert of popular music held in the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on January 9, 1979. ... The United Nations General Assembly (GA, UNGA) is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations and the only one in which all member nations have equal representation. ...


Rod moved a bit to a more New Wave direction in 1980 by releasing the album Foolish Behaviour. Not very well received, the album produced one hit single in the song "Passion". In 1981 Stewart added further elements of New Wave and synth pop to his sound for the Tonight I'm Yours album. The title song and "Young Turks" both reached the Top 5 of the Billboard charts with the album going platinum. New Wave was a pop and rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... Synth pop is a style of popular music in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. ... A 1981 album by Rod Stewart. ...


On 118 December 1981 Stewart played the Los Angeles Forum, along with Kim Carnes and Tina Turner. This show was broadcast around the world to a television audience of 35 million. Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945 in Pasadena, California) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ...


1982–2001

Stewart's career then went into a relative slump, and his albums between Tonight I'm Yours (1981) and Out of Order (1988), received harsh criticism from many critics. He only had three Top 10 singles between 1982 and 1988, although "Baby Jane" became his sixth and final UK number one in 1983. The corresponding Camouflage album went gold in the UK, and the single Infatuation received considerable play on MTV. A reunion with Jeff Beck produced a successful take on Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready", but an attempt to tour together fell apart after a few dates. He reached UK number two in 1986 with "Every Beat Of My Heart", a song designed to be of similar crowd-waving qualities to "Sailing". Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Baby Jane was a UK number one single for three weeks in June 1983 for Rod Stewart. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, funk and R&B singer, songwriter and guitarist best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions and composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Superfly. ... People Get Ready was a 1965 single by The Impressions, and the title track from the album of the same name. ...


In January 1985 he performed at the Rock 'n Rio Festival before an estimated audience of 100,000+. His outstanding performance during a stormy night was described by Stewart himself as “winning the world soccer championship”.


In 1988 he returned with Out Of Order, produced by Duran Duran's Andy Taylor and by Bernard Edwards of Chic. "Forever Young" and "Lost in You" from that album were both significant hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and mainstream rock charts. ("Forever Young" was an unconscious revision of Bob Dylan's song of the same name; the artists reached an agreement about sharing royalties. The name of the child in the video is Jerrod Griffiths.) Duran Duran are an English pop group notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... Andy Taylor (born February 16, 1961) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known as a member of Duran Duran and The Power Station. ... Bernard Edwards (1953-1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina, was a bass player and record producer, both as a member of Chic and on his own. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


In January 1989 Rod set out on the South American leg of the Out of Order Tour playing to sell-out audiences throughout South America. Audiences hung on every line, often prompting Rod and the band to stop and listen to the crowd, as it knew every word to every song. In Buenos Aires the famed River Plate Stadium, which seats 70,000+, was estimated to have had in attendance more than 90,000, with several thousand outside the stadium. Firehoses were sprayed on the crowd to avoid heat prostration, and the excitement was palpable. South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... The Estadio Monumental Antonio V. Liberti, better known as El Monumental or River Plate Stadium, is a stadium in the Belgrano district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. ...


Despite the rigours of traversing South America's questionable highway system with three separate convoys of equipment holding the million-dollar light show and stages (the loss of a truck in a landslide delayed one show in Brazil), the show went on with a gruelling schedule of performances. Venues in remote, seemingly desolate small towns would fill to standing-room-only capacity in the local soccer stadium, and ring the stadium in a sea of fans electrified by the music, the entertainer, and the fact that he was willing to perform for them.


Stewart's version of the Tom Waits song "Downtown Train" went to number two of the U.S. singles charts in 1990. This song was taken from a four-CD compilation set called Storyteller. The Vagabond Heart album continued his comeback with "Rhythm of My Heart" and "Motown Song" both reaching the Top 10. Also in 1990 he recorded "It Takes Two" with Tina Turner which reached number five on the UK charts. Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ...


In 1993 he recorded "All For Love" with Sting and Bryan Adams for the soundtrack to the movie The Three Musketeers; the single reached number one on the U.S. charts. See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... Sting in Budapest, 2000 Gordon Matthew Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... For other persons of the same name, see Brian Adams. ... [[--69. ...


Also in 1993 Stewart reunited with Ron Wood and a talented backup group to record an MTV Unplugged special. For the first time Stewart assembled a musical line-up whose instrumentation and musical approach could do justice to his earliest solo work. Highlights included a heartfelt "Handbags and Gladrags", a furious "Cut Across Shorty", and four selections from Every Picture Tells A Story. The show also featured an acoustic version of Van Morrison's "Have I Told You Lately" which topped the Billboard adult contemporary chart and went Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. A rendition of "Reason to Believe" also garnered considerable airplay. The Unplugged album reached number two on the Billboard album charts. See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... Handbags and Gladrags is the name of a song written by Mike dAbo of Manfred Mann fame. ... Cut Across Shorty is a song written by Marijohn Wilkin and M. Walker, made popular by Eddie Cochran. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a Grammy Award-winning Irish singer, songwriter, author, poet and multi-instrumentalist, who has been a professional musician since the late 1950s. ... Have I Told You Lately is a hit song included in Van Morrisons 1989 album Avalon Sunset, and written by him. ... Reason to Believe is a song written and first recorded by American folk singer Tim Hardin in 1965, which has since been recorded by a number of other artists including Rod Stewart, The Carpenters, Wilson Phillips, Vonda Shepard, Denny Laine and The Jayhawks. ...


Stewart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. On 31st December on the same year he played in front on 3.5 million people on Copacabana Beach in Rio. This became and still is the largest audience for a gig ever. It has been noted, however, that it was also New Year's Eve. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Copacabana is a district located in the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, famous for its 4 km beach. ... Look up rio, río, Rio in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other articles with similar names, see New Year (disambiguation). ...


In 1995 Stewart released A Spanner in the Works containing a single written by Tom Petty "Leave Virginia Alone" which reached the Top 10 of the adult contemporary charts. The latter half of the 1990s was not so commercially successful with If We Fall In Love Tonight not making much of an impression on the charts. A Spanner in the Works is a studio album released by Rod Stewart on May 26, 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... Thomas Earl Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a singer and guitarist. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


When we Were the New Boys, his final album on the Warner Bros. label released in 1998, contained versions of songs by Britpop acts such as Oasis and Primal Scream, and reached number two on the UK album charts. In 2000 Stewart decided to leave Warner Bros. Records and moved to Atlantic Records, another division of Warner Music Group. In 2001 he released his only album "Human" on the Atlantic label. Human only just reached the Top 50 in 2001 with the single "I Can't Deny It" going Top 40 in the UK and Top 20 in the adult contemporary. Because of the poor sales Atlantic Records dropped him from their roster and he signed to Clive Davis' new J Records label. Of note is that Rod was unable to promote Human properly due to a cancer diagnosis. Indeed, a second single from the album Run back into your arms was scheduled but never released. “WB” redirects here. ... Britpop was a mid-1990s British alternative rock genre and movement. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991, led by lead guitarist and primary songwriter Noel Gallagher and his younger brother, lead vocalist and songwriter Liam Gallagher. ... For other uses, see Primal Scream (disambiguation). ... Warner Bros. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is a Grammy Award winning record producer and a leading music industry executive. ... J Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG, and is distributed through the RCA Records Group. ...


The Story So Far: the Very Best Of, a greatest hits album compiled from his time at Warner Bros., went to the Top 10 in the UK and reached number one in places like Belgium and France in 2001.


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2002—Present

In recent years Stewart has concentrated on singing 1930s and 1940s pop standards from the "Great American Songbook", written by songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, with great popular success but middling critical success. These albums have been released on Clive Davis's J Records label and have seen Stewart enjoy album sales equal to the 1970s. The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the World Depression. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... Songwriter Harold Arlen (right) with singer Bing Crosby (left) and Decca Records owner Jack Kapp (center) Great American Songbook is an informal term referring to the interrelated music of Broadway musical theater, the Hollywood musical, and Tin Pan Alley, in a period that begins roughly in the 1920s and tapers... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter from Peru, Indiana. ... Gershwin redirects here. ... Ira Gershwin (6 December 1896 – 17 August 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. ... Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is a Grammy Award winning record producer and a leading music industry executive. ... J Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG, and is distributed through the RCA Records Group. ...


The first album from the songbook series, It Had to Be You ... The Great American Songbook, reached number four on the US album chart, number eight in the UK and number ten in Canada when released in late 2002. The track "These Foolish Things" reached number 13 on the Billboard adult contemporary charts and number two in Taiwan. "They Can't Take That Away From Me" went Top 20 on the world Internet charts and Top 30 on the adult contemporary charts.


The second series album, As Time Goes By: the Great American Songbook 2, reached number two in the US, number four in the UK and number one in Canada. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered", a duet with Cher went Top 20 on the US adult contemporary charts and Top 5 in Taiwan. "Time After Time" was another Top 30 track on the US adult contemporary charts. Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, see Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Buffy episode). ... This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ...


A musical called Tonight's The Night featuring many of Stewart's songs opened November 7, 2003 at London's Victoria Palace theatre. It is written and directed by Ben Elton, who previously created a similar production, We Will Rock You, with music by Queen. Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Tonights The Night could refer to one of several things: Tonights The Night, a 1915 musical theatre production. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is an English comedian, writer and director. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ...


In 2004 Stewart reunited with Ron Wood for concerts of The Faces material. A Rod Stewart and the Faces best of Changing Faces reached the Top 20 of the UK album charts. Five Guys Walk Into A Bar, a Faces box set compilation, went into the shops. Together with Wood he is still working on the album You Strum, I'll Sing. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Small Faces album cover Faces were an early 1970s rock band formed in 1969 from the ashes of The Small Faces after Steve Marriott left to form Humble Pie; new members Ron Wood (guitar) and Rod Stewart (vocals) (both from The Jeff Beck Group) joined Ronnie Lane (bass), Ian McLagan...


In October 2004 Young Turks appeared on the popular videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on fictional classic rock station K-DST. A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ...


In late 2004 Stardust ... The Great American Songbook 3, the third album in the series, was released. It was his first US number one album in 25 years, selling over 200,000 albums in its first week. It also debuted at number one in Canada, number three in the UK and Top 10 in Australia. His version of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World", featuring Stevie Wonder has made the Top 20 of the world adult charts. He also recorded a duet with Dolly Parton for the album - "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Stewart won his first ever Grammy Award for this album. Louis[1] Armstrong[2] (4 August 1901[3] – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo[4] and Pops, was an American jazz musician. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American, Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... Baby, Its Cold Outside can refer to: Baby, Its Cold Outside, a 1948 popular song by Frank Loesser Baby, Its Cold Outside, a 1991 short story by Isaac Asimov This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


October 18 2005 saw the release of the fourth and final songbook album. Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook 4 it included duets with Diana Ross and Elton John. Within weeks of its release, the CD made it to number two on the Top 200 list. For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...


In late 2006 Stewart made his return to rock music with the release of Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time, a new album featuring rock milestones from the last four decades, including a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" which was released as the first single. The album was released on October 10. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard charts with 184,000 copies in its first week. The number one debut was helped by a concert in NYC that was on MSN music and an appearance on Dancing With The Stars. He performed tracks from his new album Live from the Nokia Theater on October 9th. Control Room broadcast the event Live on MSN and in 117 movie theatres across the country via National CineMedia. The BBC quoted in their Breakfast Show on 1 November 2006 that Rod Stewart is one of the top ten biggest-selling artists in recording history, with well over 250,000,000 records sold. Still the Same. ... Creedence Clearwater Revival (commonly referred to by its initials CCR or simply as Creedence) was an American rock band, which consisted of John Fogerty (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano), Tom Fogerty (guitar, vocals, piano), Stu Cook (bass guitar, vocals), and Doug Clifford (drums, percussion, vocals). ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ...


On 12 December he performed for the first time at The Royal Variety Performance at The London Coliseum in front of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, singing another Cat Stevens number, "Father and Son", and the Bonnie Tyler song It's a Heartache. Bonnie Tyler (born June 8, 1951 in Skewen in Wales, United Kingdom) is a pop/rock singer. ... Its a Heartache, originally a 1977 hit for Juice Newton in the United States, is from Bonnie Tylers second album Natural Forces and it reached the top five in Britain and in the United States in 1978, leading to her first American tour, and reached #1 in Australia...


On 22 December 2006 Stewart hosted the 8th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays' special on CBS at 8:00 PM (PST).


In 2007 Rod's son Sean starred in the A&E television show called Sons of Hollywood, in which Rod's role as a parent is a major theme. He also performed "Sailing", Baby Jane", and "Maggie May" at the memorial concert for Princess Diana in the same year. Sons of Hollywood is an American reality show starring Randy Spelling (son of the late Aaron Spelling), Sean Stewart (son of British rocker Rod Stewart), and agent David Weintraub. ... Sailing is a song written by Gavin Sutherland. ... Baby Jane was a UK number one single for three weeks in June 1983 for Rod Stewart. ... This article is about the Rod Stewart song. ... Concert for Diana (The Peoples Princess) was a concert held at the new Wembley Stadium in London, England, United Kingdom in honour of the late Diana, Princess of Wales on July 1, 2007, which would have been her 46th birthday. ...


Personal life

In 1982 Rod Stewart was car-jacked in Los Angeles, California. The incident occurred while he was standing next to his $50,000 Porsche which was parked on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the auto company. ... Sunset Boulevard (officially known as West Sunset Boulevard, except in Beverly Hills) is a street in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, that stretches from Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades. ... Hollywood redirects here. ...


In 1999 Stewart was diagnosed as having thyroid cancer, for which he underwent surgery in July 2000. Besides being a major health scare, the resulting surgery also threatened his famous voice, and he had to re-learn how to sing.[5] Since then he has been active in raising funds for The City of Hope Foundation charity to find cures for all forms of cancer, especially those affecting children. [6] Thyroid cancer is malignant growth of the thyroid gland. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Stewart has remained physically active in recent years, playing in a senior soccer league in Palos Verdes, California and still kicking balls into the audience during concerts. When discussing the rock 'n' roll excesses he has been through in his career, he maintains that his love of playing football has been his saviour. As a fan he is a well-known supporter of Celtic F.C. which he mentions in his hit "You're in my Heart", and the Scotland national team. Rod is one of only two people to have a seat for life at Celtic Park, the other one being the comedian Billy Connolly. Growing up in London, Stewart is said to follow West Ham United as his English side, and played in the celebrity match before the Steve Potts testimonial at Upton Park.[7] In appearance Stewart still maintains his trademark rooster-style haircut. A football is used to play one of the different sports known as football or Rugby. ... Celtic Football Club is a Scottish football club, competing in the Scottish Premier League, the highest form of competition in Scotland. ... First international Scotland 0–0 England  (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Scotland 11–0 Ireland  (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 February 1901) Biggest defeat  Uruguay 7–0 Scotland (Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1954) Best result Round 1, all European Championship Appearances 2 (First... Dr William Billy Connolly, CBE, (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter, and actor. ... The West Ham United Crest West Ham United F.C are a professional English football club based in East London. ... Steve Potts (born 7 May 1967 in Hartford) as Steven Potts is an American-born English former professional football (soccer) player. ... For other uses, see Rooster (disambiguation). ...


Stewart is also a keen model railway enthusiast, having a 23 x 124-foot HO scale layout in his California home, model after the New York Central and the Pennsylvania Railroads during the 1940s, which has now made the pages of the December 2007 issue of Model Railroader Magazine. In it he said that he would rather be in a model railroading magazine than a music magazine, and his passion for the hobby has been blamed for contributing to the end of his second marriage.[8] He has a layout based on Britain's East Coast Main Line at his UK home. He is also known for owning one of the 400 Enzo Ferraris. This article needs cleanup. ... In model railroading, a layout is a diorama containing scale track for operating trains. ... The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity and with the AAR reporting mark of NYC, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... Model Railroader is an American magazine specializing in the hobby of model railroading. ... The East Coast Main Line viaduct at Durham. ... This article is about the car. ...


On October 11, 2005 Stewart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 2093 Hollywood Blvd. is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


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Relationships

Throughout his career Stewart has been known for his liaisons with attractive women (fathering seven children with five of them; the oldest being born in 1964 and his latest child being born in November 2005):

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Awards and recognition

Rod Stewart star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, February 2006
Rod Stewart star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, February 2006
  • Awarded CBE in 2007 New Year's Honours.
  • Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, 2005, Stardust ... The Great American Songbook Volume III
  • Diamond Award of World Music Awards show for over 100 million records sold worldwide, 2001.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1994
  • Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, 2006
  • "Bar none, he's the best singer I've heard in rock 'n' roll. He's also the greatest white soul singer." —Elton John on Rod Stewart
  • "Is this a white guy? You are kidding me!!" Chuck Berry commented when asked what he thought about Rod's cover of Sweet Little Rock & Roller in an interview by the Belgian Rock magazine Humo in 1975.
  • Rod Stewart played to the largest concert crowd ever, with 3.5 million fans in attendance. This was at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro for the 1994 New Year’s Eve celebrations.
  • According to Stewart, soul legend James Brown called him music's "best white soul singer" in September 2006.[10]

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List of bands

During his career, Rod Stewart has been a member of a number of groups including:

  • Jimmy Powell and the Five Dimensions (1963)
  • The Hoochie Coochie Men, later called Steampacket (1964–1965)
  • Soul Agents (1965-1966)
  • Shotgun Express (1966)
  • The Jeff Beck Group (1966–1969)
  • The Faces (1969–1975)

Discography

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UK/U.S. number one albums

Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Every Picture Tells A Story is the third album by Rod Stewart, released in the middle of 1971. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Never a Dull Moment is a 1972 album by the rock musician Rod Stewart. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Rod Stewart’s first compilation album, 1973. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Smiler is Rod Stewarts fifth album, and final album for Mercury Records, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Atlantic Crossing is Lindsay Hartleys sixth album, released in 2005. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Night on the Town is Rod Stewarts seventh album, released in 1976. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Foot Loose & Fancy Free is Rod Stewarts eighth album, released in November 1977 on Riva Records. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Blondes Have More Fun is Rod Stewarts 9th album. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Rod Stewarts 1979 best-of compilation. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... A 1981 album by Rod Stewart. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Still the Same. ...

UK/U.S. number one singles

Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... This article is about the Rod Stewart song. ... Reason to Believe is a song written and first recorded by American folk singer Tim Hardin in 1965, which has since been recorded by a number of other artists including Rod Stewart, The Carpenters, Wilson Phillips, Vonda Shepard, Denny Laine and The Jayhawks. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... You Wear It Well is the name of a song written by Rod Stewart and Martin Quittenton. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sailing is a song written by Gavin Sutherland. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tonights the Night (Gonna Be Alright) is the name of a song written and recorded by Rod Stewart for his 1976 album A Night on the Town. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... I Dont Want to Talk About It is the name of a song written by Danny Whitten. ... The First Cut Is The Deepest is a song written by Cat Stevens. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Da Ya Think Im Sexy? is a 1978 hit song for Rod Stewart. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Baby Jane was a UK number one single for three weeks in June 1983 for Rod Stewart. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Downtown train is a song by Tom Waits, originally released on his album Rain Dogs (1985). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... This Old Heart of Mine (is Weak for You) was a successful hit single for The Isley Brothers in 1966 (see 1966 in music), during their brief tenure on Motowns Tamla label. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... All For Love is a hit song performed by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting. ... For other persons of the same name, see Brian Adams. ... This article is about the musician. ... [[--69. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Have I Told You Lately is a hit song included in Van Morrisons 1989 album Avalon Sunset, and written by him. ...

References

  1. ^ [1] Barry's Tickets; Accessed December 2006; Claims 250 million records
  2. ^ Mason, Stewart, "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" from Allmusic.com
  3. ^ a b c Enduring career of Rod the Mod. BBC News, 29 October 2004
  4. ^ Dafydd Rees & Luke Crampton,Q Encyclopedia of Rock Stars, (1996), Dorling Kindersley, ISBN 0-7513-0393-3
  5. ^ http://edition.cnn.com/2001/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/03/stewart/
  6. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/spotlight/2001-02-22-stewart-thyroid.htm
  7. ^ WHU - Fans Hall of Fame
  8. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/10/24/bbrod124.xml
  9. ^ http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,4-2007270883,00.html
  10. ^ http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/entertainment/James+Brown-23437.html

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See also

This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ...

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