Rod Stewart

Singer + Songwriter
Born Jan 10, 1945

Roderick David "Rod" Stewart, CBE is a British singer-songwriter, born and raised in North London, and currently residing in Epping. He is of Scottish and English ancestry. With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group and then Faces. He launched his solo career in 1969 with his debut album An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down .… Read More

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1945 Birth Roderick David Stewart was born at 507 Archway Road, Highgate, North London on 10 January 1945, the youngest of five children of Robert Stewart and Elsie Gilbart. … Read More


1956 - 1961 6 More Events
1962 17 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1962 he had his first serious relationship, with London art student Suzannah Boffey (and a friend of future model and actress Chrissie Shrimpton); he moved to a bed-sit in Muswell Hill to be near her. … Read More
Finally this resulted in Stewart being rounded up and deported from Spain for vagrancy during 1963. … Read More
Contrary to popular legend, during this time Stewart likely did not play harmonica on Millie Small's 1964 hit "My Boy Lollipop". … Read More


The Hoochie Coochie Men broke up, Baldry and Stewart patched up their differences (and indeed became lifelong friends), and legendary impresario Giorgio Gomelsky put together Steampacket, which featured Baldry, Stewart, Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll, Micky Waller, Vic Briggs and Ricky Fenson; their first appearance was in support of The Rolling Stones in July 1965. … Read More
1966 - 1967 3 More Events
1968 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Stewart's sputtering solo career also continued, with the March 1968 release of non-hit "Little Miss Understood" on Immediate Records. … Read More
…  He maintained a solo career alongside a group career, releasing his debut solo album, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down in 1969. … Read More


1975 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1975, Faces toured the US twice (with Ronnie Wood joining The Rolling Stones' US tour in between) before Stewart announced the Faces' break-up at the end of the year.
His Holland-Dozier-Holland cover "This Old Heart of Mine" was also a Top 100 hit in 1976.
1977 - 1980 4 More Events
In August 1981, MTV was launched in the US with several of Stewart's videos in heavy rotation.


1985 - 1990 5 More Events
1991 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Released in 1991, the Vagabond Heart album continued Stewart's renewal and inspiration. … Read More
At the 1993 Brit Awards in London, Stewart picked up the prize for Outstanding Contribution to Music. … Read More
1994 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Stewart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, presented by Jeff Beck.


1995 - 2000 3 More Events
2001 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, he released Human. … Read More
2002 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2002, Stewart performed "Handbags and Gladrags" at the Party at the Palace held at Buckingham Palace Garden, a concert which celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II and featured stars from five decades of music.
2003 58 Years Old A musical called Tonight's The Night, featuring many of Stewart's songs, opened 7 November 2003 at London's Victoria Palace Theatre. … Read More
2004 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Stewart reunited with Ronnie Wood for concerts of Faces material. … Read More


In late 2006, Stewart made his return to rock music and his new approach to country music with the release of Still the Same... … Read More
On 20 May 2009, Stewart performed "Maggie May" on the grand finale of American Idol season 8.
2010 - 2011 4 More Events
On 7 June 2012, it was announced that Stewart had signed a recording agreement with Universal Music Group.
In February 2013, Stewart was nominated for a Canadian Juno Award in the International Album of the Year category for his album Merry Christmas, Baby.
On 23 June 2015, Stewart announced the release of a new studio album titled Another Country. … Read More
…  He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music and charity.
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