Roderick David Stewart was born January 10, 1945, to a master builder and his wife in England. Though young Stewart was originally interested in English football, his real talent was in music. During the 1960s, Rod Stewart got involved in several different bands and music gigs playing harmonica and singing.
|Forever Young||Downtown Train||1990|
|When I Need You||If We Fall In Love Tonight||2010|
|I Don't Want To Talk About It||Greatest Hits||1979|
|For The First Time||If We Fall In Love Tonight||2010|
|Every Beat Of My Heart||Storyteller: Complete Anthology 1964-1990||1989|
|Broken Arrow||Encore: The Very Best Of, Vol.2||2003|
|My Heart Can't Tell You No||Downtown Train||1990|
|I Was Only Joking||Greatest Hits||1979|
|Tonight's The Night||Greatest Hits||1979|
|The Killing Of Georgie||Greatest Hits||1979|
|If We Fall In Love Tonight||If We Fall In Love Tonight||2010|
|The First Cut Is Deepest||Greatest Hits||1979|
|Rhythm Of My Heart||The Very Best Of Rod Stewart||2001|
|Baby Jane||Storyteller: Complete Anthology 1964-1990||1989|
|Time After Time||The Complete Great American Songbook||2007|
|Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy|
|Moon River||Fly Me To The Moon...The Great American Songbook Volume V||2010|
|I'll Stand By You||Still The Same... Great Rock Classics Of Our Time||2006|
|Sweet Surrender||Body Wishes||2008|
|Having A Party||Unplugged... And Seated||1993|
|That's What Friends Are For||Encore: The Very Best Of, Vol.2||2003|
|It's The Same Old Song||Soulbook||2009|
|Lost In You||Storyteller: Complete Anthology 1964-1990||1989|
|Smile||The Complete Great American Songbook||2007|
|Handbags And Gladrags||Storyteller: Complete Anthology 1964-1990||1989|
|The Way You Look Tonight||The Complete Great American Songbook||2007|
|Mandolin Wind||Storyteller: Complete Anthology 1964-1990||1989|
|Lady Luck||A Spanner In The Works||2008|
|Bye Bye Blackbird||Fly Me To The Moon...The Great American Songbook Volume V||2010|
|I Can't Deny It||Human||2008|
|Blue Skies||Thanks For The Memory... The Great American Songbook Vol. IV||2005|
|Fly Me To The Moon||Fly Me To The Moon...The Great American Songbook Volume V||2010|
|Ooh La La||The Very Best Of Rod Stewart||2001|
|Every Picture Tells A Story||Storyteller: Complete Anthology 1964-1990||1989|
|People Get Ready||Downtown Train||1990|
|Mine For Me||The Best Of Rod Stewart||1998|
|I'm Losing You||Storyteller: Complete Anthology 1964-1990||1989|
|All For Love||If We Fall In Love Tonight||2010|
|Fooled Around And Fell In Love||Still The Same... Great Rock Classics Of Our Time||2006|
|How Long||Tonight I'm Yours||2008|
|Stardust||The Complete Great American Songbook||2007|
|They Can't Take That Away From Me||The Complete Great American Songbook||2007|
|Still The Same||Still The Same... Great Rock Classics Of Our Time||2006|
|Get Back||Storyteller: Complete Anthology 1964-1990||1989|
|My Girl||Foolish Behaviour||2007|
|It's All Over Now||Storyteller: Complete Anthology 1964-1990||1989|
|Tracks Of My Tears||Soulbook||2009|
|Long Ago And Far Away||Thanks For The Memory... The Great American Songbook Vol. IV||2005|
|Sweet Little Rock 'N' Roller||The Rock Album||1998|
What I do now is all my dad’s fault, because he bought me a guitar as a boy, for no apparent reason.
Roderick David Stewart was born January 10, 1945, to a master builder and his wife in England. Though young Stewart was originally interested in English football, his real talent was in music. During the 1960s, Rod Stewart got involved in several different bands and music gigs playing harmonica and singing. Some other band members complained about his peculiar singing voice, but that did not stop Stewart from using it.
His first big break was with the Jeff Beck Group, where he served as a vocalist and songwriter. But his solo career was the real focus. And in 1969, the same year he joined the group Faces, Stewart released his first album: An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down. This album really set the tone for Stewart's solo genre, which is considered to be a mixture of rock, blues and folk music.
Rod Stewart continued to split his time between his solo career and work with Faces until the band broke up in 1975. The next year Stewart saw the first one of his albums, A Night on the Town, go platinum. Things continued to go smoothly until the 1980s. The albums Tonight I'm Yours (1981) and Out of Order (1988) were panned by critics, although several of the songs, such as Forever Young and Lost in You were both top 15 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rod Stewart began mounting a critical comeback during the turn of the decade. His compilation album, Storyteller – The Complete Anthology: 1964-1990 and the Vagabond Heart proved Stewart was still a brilliant recording artist. Rhythm of My Heart and The Motown Song from the latter album reached the Top Five and 10, respectively.
The latter half of the 1990s was not one of the higher points in Stewart's career; and in 2000, Stewart left his longtime collaborator, Warner Records, for Atlantic Records. However, he soon signed with J Records. Stewart took his sound back in time during the early 2000s. He began singing tunes from the "Great American Songbook" written by the likes of George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and others during the 1930s and 40s.
Between 2002 and 2005, Stewart released four different albums under "the Great American Songbook" heading, each receiving a great amount of success. He has since made a return to rock and country, taking a new spin on both genres with his album Still the Same… Great Rock Classics of Our Time. Rod Stewart has also made an appearance on "Dancing With the Stars" to promote the album.
Did you know…
Rod Stewart still has a great love for soccer, and plays in a senior league in Palos Verdes, California?
Stewart was a guest artist and celebrity vocal coach on American Idol in 2006?
Pop legend Elton John has said of Rod Stewart: "Bar none, he's the best singer I've heard in rock n' roll. He's also the greatest white soul singer"?