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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.

Rod Stewart Shoots Down Reality Series Reports

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Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images

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

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

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

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Kevin Winter / Ian Walton, Getty Images

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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Rod Stewart Celebrated His Birthday With a Faces Reunion

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Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

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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41 Years Ago: Faces Release Final Album, ‘Live – Coast to Coast Overture and Beginners’

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Mercury / Warner Bros. Records

Rod Stewart and Faces released their last album, 'Live - Coast to Coast Overture and Beginners,' on Jan. 10, 1974.

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39 Years Ago: The Faces Split Up

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The Faces ended their short life in December of 1975.

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Rod Stewart Calls Ian McLagan ‘The True Spirit of the Faces’

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Keystone Features, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Rod Stewart has offered a public tribute to his former Faces bandmate Ian McLagan, who passed away Dec. 3.

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Rod Stewart Talks Upcoming Album: ‘I’ve Got Songs Coming Out of My Bum’

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Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

Rod Stewart is currently in the midst of a Las Vegas residency set to conclude in February 2015, which means his family is hearing a lot less of him -- even when he's home.

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‘Maggie’s Farm’ vs. ‘Maggie May’ – Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Maggies

It may not rhyme with many particularly poetic-sounding words, but that hasn't kept the name Maggie from popping up in rock songs from time to time, and we're pitting two of the best against each other in this edition of Clash of the Titans.

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40 Years Ago: Rod Stewart Releases ‘Smiler’

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Rod Stewart's cover-heavy album was released in Oct. 1974.

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