Rod Stewart

url-8Roderick David Stewart was born on January 10. 1945 in Highgate, North London, the youngest of the five children, Rod became captain of his school soccer team and played for Middlesex Schoolboys.

Rod Stewart has recorded a spectrum of styles from blues to rock to standards. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling artists of all time. Stewart has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four of them reaching #1 on the charts. His “Da You Think I’m Sexy” sold more than two million copies, becoming one of the biggest hits of the disco era.

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” hit number one in both the US and the UK simultaneously, becoming his first million seller. The second Faces album, Long Player, was released in early 1971 and provided their only US Top 40 hit, “Stay With Me.” In 1972, Stewart released “Never a Dull Moment,” that contained the hit single “You Wear It Well”.

In 1975, Rod Stewart moved to Los Angeles, releasing his “Atlantic Crossing” that returned him to the top ten of the album charts. In 1976, he topped the charts with “Tonight’s The Night” a million selling single from his first platinum album, “A Night On The Town.” In 1977 “You’re in my Heart” was another Hit Parade topper.

“Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”was the lead single from 1978’s “Blondes Have More Fun…or do they?.” It was certified platinum, becoming Stewart’s biggest hit, and crossed over onto the rhythm & blues charts because of its disco style. “Passion” was a 1980 hit as was “Young Turks” the following year.

Rod Stewart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2012.

More recently, Rod 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 and Ira Gershwin, with sales that equal his 70s releases. He continues to perform to enthusiastic audiences.

Rod Stewart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and was inducted a second time, as a member of Faces, in April 2012.

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