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 Almost Left 'Maggie May' Off His Album
Singer "didn't think much" of his breakthrough single.
How Rod Stewart Dodged His Long-Distance Hotel Phone Bills
He tells of regular trick he pulled in the ‘70s to avoid room charges of “hundreds.”
Rod Stewart Feared Being Called ‘Fake’ at First U.S. Concert
Singer hid behind Grateful Dead’s amp wall when the Jeff Beck Group played Fillmore East in 1968.
Was Rod Stewart, Freddie Mercury, Elton John Supergroup a Joke?
Rod Stewart says Nose, Teeth & Hair suggestion was the result of “cocaine and alcohol” - and regrets fallout with old friend.
Rod Stewart Fears 'We're Too Late' to Stop Global Warming
Singer believes it was a mistake for the U.S. to pull out of the Paris Accord.
Rod Stewart Covered Tom Petty, but He Wasn't Really a Fan
His update of a 'Wildflowers'-era leftover reached the Top 10 on the adult-contemporary chart in 1995.
Rod Stewart Sends $6,000 to Nurse Who Caught COVID-19
Singer offers financial support as mother of three faces a year of recuperation.
Rod Stewart and Cheap Trick to Tour North America Together
Summer road trip runs from July 21 to Sept. 5, with tickets on sale this week.