Rod Stewart Biography (Wikipedia)
Sir Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK and his tally of 62 UK hit singles includes 31 that reached the top ten, six of which gained the #1 position. Stewart has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music and charity.
With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and the early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group, and then with Faces, though his music career had begun in 1962 when he took up busking with a harmonica. In October 1963, he joined The Dimensions as a harmonica player and part-time vocalist. In 1964, Stewart joined Long John Baldry and the All Stars, and in August, Stewart signed a solo contract, releasing his first single, "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl", in October. He maintained a solo career alongside a group career, releasing his debut solo album, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down in 1969. Stewart's early albums were a fusion of rock, folk music, soul music, and R&B.
- Rod Stewart: "We played blues!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06tmvng.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06tmvng.jpg2018-12-04T14:58:00.000ZFrom jazzy beginnings, Sir Rod remembers the first band he played in.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06tms9b
Rod Stewart: "We played blues!"
- Rod Stewarthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06mnly0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06mnly0.jpg2018-10-01T15:00:00.000ZJanice Forsyth in conversation with Sir Rod Stewart about his brand new albumhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06mnlh2
- Who does Rod Stewart call to test out his new material?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06f4k1f.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06f4k1f.jpg2018-07-19T08:02:00.000ZThe legendary singer gives Chris the world exclusive play of his new single Didn't I.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06f4j7h
Who does Rod Stewart call to test out his new material?
- Rod Stewart calls from Vegas to discuss his DNCE collaboration, family life and Cyndi Lauperhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05d6p61.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05d6p61.jpg2017-08-24T07:25:00.000ZRod tells Sara about working with DNCE on a new version of Do Ya Think I'm Sexy.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05d5wm5
Rod Stewart calls from Vegas to discuss his DNCE collaboration, family life and Cyndi Lauper
- Rod Stewart joins Simon to talk about his new single and his UK tour in Junehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03j6t78.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03j6t78.jpg2016-02-11T11:50:00.000ZRod Stewart joins Simon in the studio to talk about his UK tour in June and Hold the Line, the latest single to be released from his Top 5 album Another Country.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03j6t8k
Rod Stewart joins Simon to talk about his new single and his UK tour in June
- Out Now: Shaun Keaveny's Christmas Singlehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ch484.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ch484.jpg2015-12-09T08:00:00.000ZFeaturing Rod Stewart,Bernard Butler and Mark King, and available as a free download now!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03bh6qg
Out Now: Shaun Keaveny's Christmas Single
- Rod Stewart is inducted into the Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01gfsh0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01gfsh0.jpg2013-09-15T20:01:00.000ZJane Harrison in Farnborough nominates Rod Stewart for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01gftms
Rod Stewart is inducted into the Singers Hall of Fame
- Rod Stewart joins Shaun Keavenyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0170gvl.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0170gvl.jpg2013-03-28T10:53:00.000ZRod Stewart joins Shaun to talk about his amazing career in music.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p016zmyf
Rod Stewart joins Shaun Keaveny
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