Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Rock Singer

Sir Roderick David Stewart CBE is a British rock and pop singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart is among the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 250 million records worldwide.

Full Name
Roderick David Stewart
Jan 10, 1945
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Rod Stewart was born in Highgate, London on January 10, 1945. His zodiac sign is Capricorn and his ethnicity is Scottish-English. Rod is the youngest of five children born to Robert Stewart and Elsie Gilbart. His father had a successful career as a professional soccer player, and his mother was an active member of the Church of England.

Rod's musical career began at age 15 when he dropped out of school and joined the British band The Dimensions as lead singer. In 1964, he became the vocalist for The Jeff Beck Group, eventually leaving in 1969 to pursue a solo career. He released his debut solo album An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down in 1970 which established him as one of the premier rock singers of the decade. He followed up with Every Picture Tells A Story in 1971 which contained his famous hit single “Maggie May” as well as “You Wear It Well” which also became popular.

In 1975, Rod signed with Warner Bros., releasing Atlantic Crossing which reached number one on both sides of the Atlantic and contained hits such as “Sailing” and “I Don't Want To Talk About It”. During this time, he also released live albums such as Live! Coast to Coast (1977) and Blondes Have More Fun (1978). In 1979, Rod released Foolish Behaviour which featured another UK chart topping single “Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?” 

Throughout the 1980s, Rod continued to have success with singles like “Young Turks” (1981) and “Infatuation” (1984). He also released two more rock albums in this decade with Tonight I'm Yours (1981) and Camouflage (1984). In 1988, Rod embarked on a tour that marked one of his greatest successes when it sold over 3 million tickets worldwide. 

In 1993, Rod released Unplugged…and Seated which won him two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Male Artist and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance. Since then he has released several other studio albums such as Human (2001), Still The Same… Great Rock Classics Of Our Time (2006), Soulbook (2009), Fly Me To The Moon …The Great American Songbook Volume V (2010), Time (2013), Another Country (2015), Blood Red Roses (2018)  as well as various compilations and live albums. He has received multiple awards throughout his career including induction into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and the UK Music Hall Of Fame in 2006.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1945</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Rod Stewart is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 10, 1945, Rod Stewart was born in Highgate, North London. He is the youngest of five children.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins His First Band</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rod joins his first band, The Kool Kats, and starts to gain recognition in the London music scene.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs Recording Contract with Decca Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rod signs a recording contract with Decca Records and releases his debut solo album, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rod moves to Los Angeles to further his career and signs with Warner Bros. Records.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Album "Atlantic Crossing"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rod releases his sixth studio album, Atlantic Crossing, which becomes an international success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1979</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rod is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Faces.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives CBE Honor</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In 2003, Rod is awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) honor by Queen Elizabeth II.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Iconic Singer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Rod Stewart is an iconic singer who has been making music for over five decades. His unique voice and songwriting style have earned him a spot as one of the most popular rock singers of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Versatile Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Rod Stewart is a versatile performer able to excel in multiple genres, from rock to pop to folk. He is also known for his energetic live shows which often include performances of classic songs such as “Maggie May” and “Every Picture Tells A Story”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Charitable Person</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Rod Stewart is a charitable person who has used his fame and resources to help others. He has donated millions of dollars to charities such as UNICEF, the American Cancer Society, and The Prince’s Trust. He has also helped to raise awareness about many issues such as poverty and homelessness.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Rod Stewart Was an Art Student</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming a successful rock singer, Rod Stewart attended the Ealing College of Art and was trained as an art teacher.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Rod Stewart Started His Career in a Band Called "The Dimensions"</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1963, Rod Stewart joined a band called “The Dimensions” and performed covers of popular songs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Rod Stewart Converted to Buddhism</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In the 1980s, Rod Stewart converted to Buddhism and his faith played an important role in his life.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Rod Stewart Won Numerous Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Rod Stewart has won numerous awards including two American Music Awards, three Brit Awards, one Grammy Award and twelve Ivor Novello Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Rod Stewart Appeared on "Sesame Street"</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Rod Stewart made a guest appearance on the children’s television show, “Sesame Street” in 1985.</p></div>


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