Rod Stewart Biography & Photos

Roderick David “Rod” Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945, in Highgate / London) is a British rock and pop singers. He is one of more than 100 million sold records of the most successful British singers.


Rod Stewart originally wanted to be a professional footballer. He is a supporter of the Scottish national team and Celtic Glasgow.

Stewart sang during the 1960s with Jimmy Powell And The Five Dimensions, Long John Baldry’s Hoochie Coochie Men, The Soul Agents, Shotgun Express, Steam Packet and the Jeff Beck Group. In 1967, he sang a demo version of In A Broken Dream by Python Lee Jackson. After Stewart‘s first solo successes, the Australian group the song published in 1972 with Stewart‘s vocal parts, without naming him as a singer. In 1969 he became the lead singer with him to the reorganized Faces Small Faces. These early recordings are characterized by Stewart‘s Blues. The Blue took effect during his career, however, more and more in favor of a softer and more pleasing singing in the background. Rod Stewart, however, remained his trademark velvety voice rough.

Stewart took 1969 An Old Raincoat Will not Ever Let You Down, his first solo album on. In North America, called ‘The Rod Stewart Album. 1970, the album Gasoline Alley. Only with his third album Every Picture Tells a Story, which was established in 1971 as a soloist. Both the single release Maggie May and the album was also number one in Britain and the United States. Stewart, Ron Wood assisted in composing the songs for the first solo albums. On some songs the Faces took over the musical accompaniment.

With its title taken by Gavin Sutherland Sailing, who in 1975 was 17 weeks in the West German charts, Stewart managed to break even in Germany.

In 1983, the title Baby Jane was number one in Germany and received a gold record. The produced by Trevor Horn Stewart‘s version of Downtown Train gave the author of the piece, Tom Waits, 1990 royalty revenue, which did not achieve this with the original approximation. Similarly, Stewart used by Tom Waits Tom Traubert’s Blues (Waltzing Matilda) and turned it into a world hit. It was not until 1991, he could remember with the album Vagabond Heart back to his old qualities. 1993, an MTV Unplugged recording was published by Stewart. In 1994 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame .

2002 Stewart published a collection of jazz standards titled It Had To Be You – The Great American Songbook. After the success of the album and multiple platinum awards, he has published three follow-up albums with this material.

In the New Year Honors List 2007, the appointment as Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services was announced to the music. On his name, he can attach the suffix CBE.

In 2010, Rod Stewart participated in the charity project Helping Haiti by Simon Cowell.


Stewart‘s first daughter, Sarah (* 1964) he has with the painter Susannah Boffey. With his first wife Alana Hamilton Stewart was given the children Kimberly (born 1979) and Sean (born 1980). With model Kelly Emberg Stewart‘s daughter Ruby (* 1987). His second wife Rachel Hunter brought 1992, the daughter of Renee and 1994, the son Liam into the world. With his current wife Penny Lancaster, whom he married in June 2007, was the son Alastair Stewart in late 2005.


1999 Stewart became ill with thyroid cancer, which he had to have an operation in July 2000. The operation threatened his famous and distinctive “raspy voice” destroy too. Stewart had to go to the cancer treatment learn to sing again. Since the cancer is committed to Stewart in the “City of Hope Foundation, which supports cancer research.


* 1968: Little Miss Understood
* 1971: Maggie May
* 1972: You Wear It Well
* 1972: What Made Milwaukee Famous
* 1973: Oh No, Not My Baby
* 1974: Farewell / Bring It On Home To Me / You Send Me
* 1975: Sailing
* 1976: Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
* 1976: This Old Heart Of Mine
* 1976: Get Back
* 1977: I Do not Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest
* 1977: You’re In My Heart
* 1978: Hot Legs
* 1978: Ole Ola (together with the Scottish Football – National Team)
* 1978: Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
* 1979: Is not Love A Bitch
* 1980: Passion
* 1981: Tonight I’m Yours (Do not Hurt Me)
* 1981: Young Turks
* 1983: Baby Jane
* 1983: What Am I Gonna Do
* 1983: Sweet Surrender
* 1984: Infatuation
* 1984: Some Guys Have All The Luck
* 1985: People Get Ready (with Jeff Beck)
* 1986: Love Touch
* 1986: Every Beat Of My Heart
* 1986: Another Heartache
* 1987: Twistin The Night Away
* 1988: Lost In You
* 1988: Forever Young
* 1988: My Heart Can Tell You No
* 1989: Crazy About Her
* 1989: I Do not Want To Talk About It (1989er Version)
* 1989: This Old Heart Of Mine (with Ronald Isley)
* 1990: Downtown Train
* 1990: It Takes Two (Duet With Tina Turner)
* 1991: Rhythm Of My Heart
* 1991: The Motown Song
* 1991: Broken Arrow
* 1992: Tom Traubert’s Blues (Waltzing Matilda)
* 1993: Ruby Tuesday
* 1993: Shotgun Wedding
* 1993: Have I Told You Lately? (unplugged)
* 1993: Reason To Believe (unplugged)
* 1993: People Get Ready (unplugged)
* 1994: All For Love (with Bryan Adams and Sting)
* 1995: You’re The Star
* 1995: Lady Luck
* 1996: Purple Heather (together with the Scottish Football – National Team)
* 1996: So Far Away
* 1996: If We Fall In Love Tonight
* 1996: When I Need You
* 1998: Ooh La La
* 1998: When We Were The New Boys
* 1998: Rocks
* 1999: Faith Of The Heart (music for “Patch Adams”)
* 2000: Run Back Into Your Arms
* 2001: I Can not Deny It

In 2007, the promotional single released on his cover album “Color Collection”


* 1970: An Old Raincoat Will not Ever Let You Down aka The Rod Stewart Album
* 1970: Gasoline Alley
* 1970: First Step (The Faces)
* 1971: Every Picture Tells a Story
* 1971: Long Player (The Faces)
* 1971: A Nod’s As Good As A Wink … To A Blind Horse (The Faces)
* 1972: Never A Dull Moment
* 1973: Sing It Again Rod (best of)
* 1973: Ooh La La (The Faces)
* 1974: Smiler
* 1974: Coast to Coast … Overtures And Beginners (The Faces Live)
* 1975: Atlantic Crossing
* 1976: A Night On The Town
* 1976: Snakes and Ladders – The Best Of Faces (The Faces)
* 1977: Foot Loose & Fancy Free
* 1978: Blondes Have More Fun
* 1979: Greatest Hits
* 1980: Foolish Behavior
* 1981: Tonight I’m Yours
* 1982: Absolutely Live
* 1983: Body Wishes
* 1984: Camouflage
* 1986: Every Beat Of My Heart
* 1988: Out Of Order
* 1989: The Best Of Rod Stewart
* 1990: Storyteller – The Complete Anthology
* 1991: Vagabond Heart
* 1993: Lead Vocalist
* 1993: Unplugged … And Seated (unplugged – with special guest Ronnie Wood)
* 1995: A Spanner In The Works
* 1996: If We Fall In Love Tonight
* 1998: When We Were The New Boys
* 2001: Human
* 2002: It Had To Be You … The Great American Songbook
* 2003: As Time Goes By … The Great American Songbook Vol II
* 2004: Stardust … The Great American Songbook Vol III
* 2005: Thanks For The Memory … The Great American Songbook, Vol IV
* 2006: Still The Same … Great Rock Classics Of Our Time
* 2008: Some Guys Have All The Luck, The Very Best Of
* 2009: Soulbook

Photo Gallery

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *