Roderick David Stewart was born in London on January 10, 1945. His musical career began at the dawn of the 60's, when he went to wander through Europe together with a folk singer Wizz Jones. In 1963, Stewart was deported from Spain for vagrancy, and returning to England, he joined the rhythm-and-blues band “Jimmy Powell & The Five Dimensions”. It shook the country. Rod settled in London and became a member of John Baldry’s band “Hoochie Coochie Men”. His stay there was short-lived, as well as in subsequent teams “Steampacket” and “Shotgun Express”. In late 1966, Stewart appeared in the ranks of “Jeff Beck Group”, and from there began his path to fame.
About Rod Stewart
The first album of the band turned out to be a hit, and much of the success has fallen on a sexual charismatic vocalist. Stewart went to “Small Faces” band (which soon transformed into “The Faces”). Having occupied the position of a frontman in this band, Rod signed a solo contract, and in 1969, he made his debut with the disc “An Old Raincoat Will not Let You Down”. The album is a mixture of folk, rhythm and blues and acoustic rock 'n' roll.
The year 1971 began fortunately for the singer, when in addition to the hit album “Faces”, he issued his solo disc “Every Picture Tells a Story”. The following disc “Smiler” was also sold well. Shortly before the final collapse of “The Faces”, Rod focused on his solo career and moved to live in America. The fact of moving was noted in the title of the album “Atlantic Crossing”, released in 1975. Starting with this disc with the hit ballad “Sailing”, the singer's work became less folk and more pop, which, however, only increased the commercial success.
In 1981, Rod added the elements of new wave and synth-pop to his creativity, and was back in the win with a platinum “Tonight I'm Yours”. After this album, a relative decline in Stewart's career occurred, and his songs rarely got into the charts. The vocalist regained lost ground with the disc “Out Of Order”, filled with powerful rock 'n' roll (“Lost in You”) things and fascinating ballads (“My Heart Can not Tell You No”). Stewart’s achievements were recognized and his name appeared in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Glory”.