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.
How Brush With Death Led Rod Stewart to Great American Songbook
He swore 'It Had to Be You' was only a one-off project. It wasn't.
Rod Stewart Kicks off 2022 Tour With Cheap Trick: Set Lists
These dates might be the last to feature the former Faces singer's catalog of hits.
Elvis Costello and Rod Stewart Trade Barbs Over Jubilee Concert
According to Costello, Stewart never should have been asked to lead a “f---ing singalong” at the event.
Rod Stewart Scolded by Essex Highways for Road Repair Video
Civilians encouraged not to follow rocker's lead.
Pete Sears Says Rod Stewart Didn't Expect 'Maggie May' to Hit
Multi-instrumentalist also discusses career intersections with Jimi Hendrix, Grace Slick and Jerry Garcia.
Rod Stewart and Cheap Trick Share 2022 North American Tour Dates
Summer road trip runs from June 10 through Sept. 17.
Did an America Song Inspire Rod Stewart's 'Tonight's the Night'?
Two 1976 hits may be tied to one another.
Robin Le Mesurier, Former Guitarist for Rod Stewart, Dead at 68
He played on Stewart's albums throughout the '80s and '90s, and also worked alongside Ronnie Wood.
Rod Stewart and Son Plead Guilty to Battery in 2019 Altercation
The duo had been charged with misdemeanor battery after a fight at a Florida resort.