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Rod Stewart

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 02 June 2013

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.

Music Played

29 items
  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart I know I?m losing you

  • Image for Al Jolson

    Al Jolson After You?ve Gone

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Maybellene (live)

  • Image for Bill Haley & His Comets
  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding Respect (Live)

  • Image for Long John Baldry

    Long John Baldry Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air

  • Image for Jeff Beck Group

    Jeff Beck Group I've Been Drinking

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Maggie May

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for The Faces

    The Faces Three Button Hand Me Down

  • Image for The Faces

    The Faces Stay With Me

    Glam Crazee - Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Sailing

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Tom Waits

    Tom Waits Downtown Train

    Island

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Pure Love

  • Image for Naturalites

    Naturalites Jah Holy Hills (Radio 1 Session, 4 Jun 1983)

  • Image for The Strokes

    The Strokes Is This It - University Of London 2005

  • Image for Rage Against the Machine

    Rage Against the Machine Bombtrack - BBC Session 29/05/1993

  • Image for The Chemical Brothers

    The Chemical Brothers Block Rocking Beats - Glastonbury 1997

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart I Know I'm Losing You

    Mercury

  • Image for Al Jolson

    Al Jolson After You've Gone

    Swingers (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Maybellene

    The Best Of Chuck Berry, Music Club, 3

  • Image for Herbie Hancock

    Herbie Hancock Rockit

    Young at Heart (Various Artists), Reader's Digest

  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash I Fought The Law

    (Single), CBS

  • Image for Jeff Beck & Rod Stewart

    Jeff Beck & Rod Stewart I've Been Drinking

    When Saturday Comes (Original S/Trac, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Maggie May

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Faces

    Faces Stay With Me

    Polygram Tv

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Sailing

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Tom Waits

    Tom Waits Downtown Train

    Smoke O.S.T. (Various Artists), Polydor

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