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.
Why Rod Stewart and Bob Dylan Both Won With 'Forever Young'
He reversed his declining fortunes with a heartfelt song inspired by his children.
Rod Stewart Wants to Leave Rock Music Behind After Upcoming Tour
"Everything has to come to an end sooner or later," singer says.
Rod Stewart's Former Malibu 'Wave House' on Sale for $49 Million
Record label executive Mo Ostin also owned the house.
How Rod Stewart Reconnected With Ron Wood for 'Unplugged'
Former bandmates in the Jeff Beck Group and Faces rediscovered their pleasingly ragged past.
Rod Stewart Keeps Promise to Pay People’s Medical Bills
He covers costs of 20 MRI scans in London - and aims to do it again elsewhere.
How Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart Reconnected on 'People Get Ready'
More than a decade after the Jeff Beck Group broke up, they found common ground again.