Introducing Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart


Roderick David "Rod" Stewart (born 10 January 1945) is a British singer-songwriter, born and raised in North London.


Guitarist Jeff Beck recruited Rod Stewart for his new post-Yardbirds venture, and in February 1967, he joined the Jeff Beck Group as vocalist and sometime songwriter. There he first played with Ronnie Wood.


In May 1969, guitarist and singer Steve Marriott left English band The Small Faces. Ron Wood was announced as the replacement guitarist in October 1969. Rod Stewart followed his friend and was announced as their new singer. The group was renamed the Faces.


An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down became Rod Stewart 's first solo album in 1969.


Faces released their debut album First Step in early 1970 with a rock and roll style similar to the Rolling Stones.


Rod Stewart 's 1971 solo album Every Picture Tells a Story made him a household name when "Maggie May" hit number one in both the US and the UK simultaneously, in September.

The second Faces album, Long Player, was released in early 1971 and their final album Ooh La La in 1973.

In late 1974 Stewart released his Smiler album. In 1975 Faces toured the US twice (with Ronnie Wood joining The Rolling Stones' US tour in between) before Stewart announced the Faces' break-up at the end of the year.


Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977) featured Rod's own band. "You're in my Heart" was the hit single. He scored another UK and US number one single with "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?".


The singer moved slightly to a more New Wave direction in 1980 by releasing the album Foolish Behaviour. The album produced one hit single, "Passion" (...)


Source of the introducing: WIKIPEDIA.


Some Rod Stewart songs may be found from this page.