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Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart is a British singer and songwriter who was born on January 10, 1945, in Highgate, London. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with over 250 million records sold worldwide. He is also known for his distinctive raspy voice and his flamboyant stage presence.

Stewart started his music career in the early 1960s as a member of several bands, including The Ray Davies Quartet and Steampacket. He gained wider recognition as the lead vocalist of the Jeff Beck Group in the late 1960s, and later as a member of the Faces, which he formed with former Small Faces members.

Stewart's solo career took off in the early 1970s with the release of his third album, "Every Picture Tells a Story," which included the hit single "Maggie May." He went on to release numerous other successful albums, including "Never a Dull Moment," "Smiler," and "Blondes Have More Fun." He is also known for his popular cover versions of songs like "Sailing," "The First Cut Is the Deepest," and "Have I Told You Lately."

Over the course of his career, Stewart has received numerous accolades, including Grammy Awards, Brit Awards, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also a noted philanthropist and has been involved in various charitable causes, including fighting cancer and supporting children's charities.

In addition to his music career, Stewart has also dabbled in acting, appearing in films like "The Pirates of Penzance" and "Insignificance." He is also an avid football (soccer) fan and has been a supporter of the Scottish national team throughout his life. Another of his passions is model railroading.

Jimmy Powell and the Five Dimensions (1963 - 1964)
  • Rod Stewart - harmonica

The Hoochie Coochie Men (1964 - 1965)
  • Rod Stewart - vocals
  • Long John Baldry - vocals

Steampacket (1965 - 1966)
  • Rod Stewart - vocals
  • Long John Baldry - vocals
  • Brian Auger - keyboards/vocals - formerly with The Brian Auger Trio and Brian Auger & The Trinity.
  • Julie Driscoll - vocals - formerly with Brian Auger & The Trinity.
Brian Auger later forms Brian Auger's Oblivion Express.

Shotgun Express (1967)
  • Rod Stewart - vocals
  • Peter Green - guitar - born Peter Greenbaum on October 29, 1946, London, England; formerly with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
  • Richard Sinclair - bass/vocals - formerly with Hamilton King's Blues Messengers, The Cheynes, Them, and Peter B's Looners.
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums - b. June 24, 1947, Redruth, England; formerly with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood form Fleetwood MacRichard Sinclair joins The Love Affair, and later joins The Mike Cotton Sound, Village, Caravan, Hatfield and The North and Camel.
The Jeff Beck Group (1967 - 1969)

The Faces (1969 - 1975)

Rod Stewart solo:
  1. "The Rod Stewart Album" (1969)
  2. "Gasoline Alley" (1970)
  3. "Every Picture Tells a Story" (1971) - Singles: "Maggie May", "I Know I'm Losing You"
  4. "Never a Dull Moment" (1972) - Single: "You Wear It Well"
  5. "Smiler" (1974)
  6. "Atlantic Crossing" (1975) - Single: "I Don't Want to Talk About It"
  7. "A Night on the Town" (1976) - Singles: "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)", "First Cut is the Deepest", "The Killing of Georgie (Parts I and II)"
  8. "Foot Loose & Fancy Free" (1977) - Singles: "Hot Legs", "You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)"
  9. "Blondes Have More Fun" (1978) - Single: "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
  10. "Foolish Behavior" (1980) - Single: "Passion"
  11. "Tonight I'm Yours" (1981) - Single: "Young Turks"
  12. "Absolutely Live" (1982)
  13. "Body Wishes" (1983)
  14. "Camouflage" (1984) - Singles: "Infatuation", "Some Guys Have All the Luck"
  15. "Every Beat Of My Heart" (1986) - Single: "Love Touch"
  16. "Rod Stewart" (1986)
  17. "Out of Order" (1988) - Single: "Forever Young"
  18. "Vagabond Heart" (1991) - Single: "Have I Told You Lately"
  19. "Unplugged...and Seated" (live) (1993)
  20. "A Spanner in the Works" (1995)
  21. "If We Fall In Love Tonight" (1996) - Single: "If We Fall In Love Tonight"
  22. "When We Were the New Boys" (1998) - Single: "Ooh La La"
  23. "Human" (2001)
  24. "It Had To Be You...The Great American Songbook" (2002)
  25. "As Time Goes By...The Great American Songbook, Volume II" (2003)
  26. "Stardust...The Great American Songbook, Volume III" (2004)
  27. "Thanks For The Memory...The Great American Songbook, Volume IV" (2005)

  1. "Sing It Again Rod" (1973)
  2. "The Best of Rod Stewart" (1976)
  3. "The Best of Rod Stewart, Volume 2" (1977)
  4. "Greatest Hits" (1979)
  5. "Storyteller: The Complete Anthology (1964-1990)" (4-CD box set) (1989)
  6. "Downtown Train: Selections from the Storyteller Anthology" (1990)
  7. "The Mercury Anthology" (2-CDs) (1992)
  8. "Vintage" (1993)
  9. "Ballad Album" (1998)
  10. "Rock Album" (1998)
  11. "The Very Best of Rod Stewart" (2001)
  12. "Reason To Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings" (3-CD box set) (2002)
  13. "Encore: The Very Best of, Vol. 2" (2003)

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