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Rod Stewart got his start singing R&B and blues songs with a bunch of forgettable British bands in the mid ‘60s before hooking up with ex-Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck in the axeman’s self-titled group. After a couple of albums with the Jeff Beck Group, Stewart joined the reconfigured Faces with pal Ronnie Wood. By the end of the decade he was a big enough draw to launch a solo career, which yielded him both a No. 1 album (‘Every Picture Tells a Story’) and single (‘Maggie May’) in 1971. He scored two more chart-topping hits by the end of the decade. In the ‘00s, Stewart recording songs from his youth on a series of albums dedicated to the Great American Songbook, which returned him to the top of the charts. In 2013, one of the world’s most distinctive voices returned with his first rock album in years.

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P. Felix, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

44 Years Ago: Rod Stewart Becomes a Star With ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’

Rod Stewart was practically a rock 'n' roll veteran when he released his breakthrough album, 'Every Picture Tells a Story,' in May 1971.

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Quinn Rooney, Getty Images

Rod Stewart Announces October Release for New Album, ‘Another Country’

Rod Stewart has announced a fall release for his 30th solo studio album, titled Another Country.

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Ron Wood Says Rod Stewart’s Management Is Holding Up the Faces Reunion

The surviving former Faces have dithered about getting back together for years, and even now that their ranks have been further thinned by the death of Ian McLagan, it seems that progress toward a reunion is slow.

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How the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and David Bowie Ran From the Taxman

Tax season is unpleasant for everyone (except the IRS), but imagine the plight of many popular British bands in the '60s.

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Theo Wargo / Andrew H. Walker / Quinn Rooney, Getty Images

Paul McCartney, Elton John and Rod Stewart Reportedly Headlining VE Day Celebration

There probably isn't a party big enough to commemorate the joy that swept the world after Allied victory in Europe ended World War II with a pair of treaties signed on May 7 and 8, 1945.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Rod Stewart’s Kids Are Getting Their Own Reality Show

Looks like Rod Stewart's kids are getting their own reality TV show, despite his previous denial.

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Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images

Rod Stewart Shoots Down Reality Series Reports

Rod Stewart has issued a statement denying he or his family have any plans to participate in a reality television series.

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Rod Stewart Guitarist Jim Cregan Battling Cancer

Jim Cregan, who has worked regularly with Rod Stewart for nearly 40 years, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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Kevin Winter / Ian Walton, Getty Images

Bob Dylan Calls Rod Stewart’s ‘American Songbook’ Albums ‘Disappointing’

Bob Dylan would appreciate it if you didn't lump his new standards album, 'Shadows in the Night,' in with the series of 'American Songbook' LPs released by Rod Stewart.

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Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

Rod Stewart Celebrated His Birthday With a Faces Reunion

Rod Stewart celebrated his 70th birthday over the weekend at his home, and his former Faces bandmates Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones were there.

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