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Forget about the clichés, the hair, the girlfriends, the tabloids and the skin-tight leopard print trousers, The First Time... this week looks at Rod Stewart - the voice that launched some of the greatest booze-soaked, good time rock n roll songs of all time.

Rod talks to Matt Everitt about his early musical passions - witnessing the very earliest years of rock n roll - his obsessions with folk, soul, RnB and the emerging London blues boom that gave him his first job as a singer.

They also cover his time with The Jeff Beck Group, and of course his memories of The Faces ("A love affair between all of us"), and playing some of the music that made him who he is now.

First broadcast in 2013.

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Tue 24 Nov 2015 01:00