Rod Stewart Biography
Rod Stewart born Sir Roderick David Stewart, CBE is a British rock singer and songwriter. He was born at 507 Archway Road, Highgate, North London.
Rod Stewart Age
He was born on 10 January 1945 in Highgate, London, England. He is 73 years old as of 2018.
Rod Stewart Family
He is the son of the late Robert Joseph Stewart, who was Scottish and had been a master builder in Leith, Edinburgh, and the late Elsie Rebecca Gilbart, who was English and had grown up in Upper Holloway in North London. He has five siblings, two brothers and two sisters, he is the youngest, the family lived in Scotland before he was born and later moved to Highgate, where he was born during the second world war.
Rod Stewart Wife(s)
He first had a serious relationship, with London art student Suzannah Boffey, the two separated. In 1979, he married an American actress and former model Alana Hamilton Stewart. The couple had a daughter, Kimberly stewart, and a son, Sean stewart. They then divorced in 1984.
He then met his second wife Rachel Hunter, a New Zealand Supermodel, actress and the host of Imagination Television’s. The two met in a Los Angeles nightclub, on 15 December 1990, they married at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, California.The couple has two children, Renee Stewart, born 1992 and Liam Stewart, born 1994. In January 1999, the two separated and finalised their divorce on 2 November 2006.
He is currently married to his third wife, Penny Lancaster, an English model, photographer and TV personality. The two met in 1999, and married on on 16 June 2007. They together have two sons Alastair Stewart and Aiden Stewart. He has a total a total number of eight children.
Rod Stewart Height
He stands at 1.78 metres (5ft 10).
Rod Stewart Education|Rod Stewart Personal Life
He attended Highgate Primary School and failed the eleven plus exam. He then joined the William Grimshaw Secondary Modern School later called Fortismere School, Muswell Hill. In school, he was a good footballer, he was selected to be the school football team captain and played for Middlesex Schoolboys as centre-half. He then left school at age 15, and worked as a silk screen printer for a short time. His ambition was to become a professional footballer. In 1960, he went for trials in a Third Division club at Brentford F.C., which was a third division at the time, but he was never signed to the club.
Rod Stewart Career
His introduction to rock and roll was listening to Little Richard’s 1956 hit The Girl Can’t Help It, and watching Bill Haley & His Comets in concert. In January 1959, his father bought him a guitar, his first song to learn was the folk tune, It Takes a Worried Man to Sing a Worried Song. He then bought the first record C’mon Everybody, by Eddie Cochran. In 1960, he joined a skiffle group with his school friends, and played Lonnie Donegan and Chas McDevitt hits.
He become famous in the late 1960s and the early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group, and then with Faces. His music career begun in 1962, after taking up busking with a harmonica. In October 1963, he then joined the Dimensions as a harmonica player and part time vocalist. In 1964, he joined Long John Baldry and the All Stars, he also signed a solo contract the same year, and released his first single, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, in October. He maintained a solo career with a group career, he then released his debut solo album, An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down in 1969. His early albums were a fusion of rock, soul music, folk music and R&B.
He is among the best selling music artists of all time, he has sold over 100 million records worldwide. He has had six successively number one albums in the UK and a tally of 62 UK hit singles are 31 that reached the top ten, six of which gained the #1 position. He has 16 top ten singles in the US, four of them reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music and charity.
Rod Stewart Tour
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- Sunday 14 October 2018
with Cyndi Lauper
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN, US
- Tuesday 16 October 2018
Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO, US
- Thursday 18 October 2018
with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK, US
- Saturday 20 October 2018
Laughlin Event Center, Laughlin, NV, US
- Sunday 21 October 2018
Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA, US
- Wednesday 24 October 2018
Arena at Ford Idaho Center, Nampa, ID, US
- Friday 26 October 2018
Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark, Billings, MT, US
- Sunday 28 October 2018
with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA, US
- Tuesday 30 October 2018
Save on Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada
- Thursday 01 November 2018
Prospera Place, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Rod Stewart Songs
- Maggie May
- Have You Ever Seen the Rain
- I Don’t Want to Talk About It
- Young Turks
- Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
- Hot Legs
- Find a Reason to Believe
- The First Cut Is the Deepest
- Forever Young
- Tonight’s the Night
- You’re in My Heart
- The Killing of Georgie
- Have I Told You Lately
- Rhythm of My Heart
- Baby Jane
- Some Guys Have All the Luck
- I Was Only Joking
- This Old Heart of Mine
- Downtown Train
- Tom Traubert’s Blues
- Love Touch
- People Get Ready
- I am Sailing
- My Heart Can’t Tell Me No
- What a Wonderful World
- Didn’t I
- The Motown Song
- Father & Son
- Love Is
- Twistin’ the Night Away
- Winter Wonderland
Rod Stewart Greatest Hits
- “Hot Legs”
- “Maggie May”
- “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”
- “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)”
- “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”
- “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)”
- “The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)”
Rod Stewart Band
- The Jeff Beck Group
- The Steampacket
- Shotgun Express
Rod Stewart Albums
- Every Picture Tells a Story
- Blood Red Roses
- Gasoline Alley
- Atlantic Crossing
- Every Beat of My Heart
- Blondes Have More Fun
- Tonight I’m Yours
- A Night on the Town
- Another Country
- Never a Dull Moment
- Foot Loose & Fancy Free
- Vagabond Heart
- Foolish Behaviour
- Body Wishes
- Still the Same… Great Rock Classics of Our Time
- It Had to Be You: The Great American Songbook
- The Rod Stewart Album
- The Great American Songbook, Volume III
- Out of Order
- As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook, Volume II
- Fly Me to the Moon… The Great American Songbook Volume V
- A Spanner in the Works
- Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV
- When We Were the New Boys
- Coast to Coast: Overture and Beginners
- ..and SeatedHuman
- Merry Christmas, Baby
- A Night at the Roxbury
- Lords of Dogtown: Music from the Motion Picture
- Legend (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Ridin’ High
The Best Of Rod Stewart
The Best of is his compilation album by British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart, released on the Warner Bros. record label in 1989. The album features many of Stewart’s biggest solo hit singles, from 1971’s “Maggie May” to “Downtown
Release date: November 1989
Producers: Tom Dowd, Rod Stewart, Jim Cregan
Rod Stewart New Album
Blood Red Roses is his new album
Release date: 28 September 2018
Label: Republic Records
Rod Stewart Best Songs
Rod Stewart Forever Young
Rod Stewart Just a Little Misunderstood
Rod Stewart Facebook
Rod Stewart Twitter
Rod Stewart News
Rod Stewart tells stories of chasing women and male friendship and covers an Irish rebel song on new album Blood Red Roses
Rod, 73, describes ballad Farewell as ‘a love song to another man,’ while Look In Her Eyes is about a favourite subject of Rod’s, picking up women
ROD Stewart’s known as the singer with a soulful rasp but he’s also a natural-born storyteller.
Maybe it’s because his Scottish father’s Celtic blood is coursing through his veins.
Spend a bit of time with raconteur Rod and he conjures up tales that are blissfully happy or devastatingly sad, outrageously funny or deadly serious.
It explains why his songs, those he’s written and those he’s chosen to cover, have such rich narratives and fascinating back stories.
His 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses, is a typical tapestry of styles, influences and revealing lyrics. It’s further confirmation of Rod’s renaissance as a songwriter.
With all that’s going on in his superstar life, it’s rare for him to talk about his abiding passion for his craft.
“Do you actually listen to them?” he asks of the 13 songs on Blood Red Roses, appearing somewhat taken aback at my affirmative response.
“Well, that’s good, we’re on the same wavelength,” he replies. “Most of the album was made in hotel rooms or backstage at concerts. It’s truly remarkable what you can do now.
“In the old days, I’d spend months in the studio, never seeing the sun. You might get up in the middle of the night. You’d be drinking or doing drugs but that’s all gone now.”
We start with the song that Rod “can’t get out of his mind”, Grace, a sorrowful but soaring Irish republican ballad, which he accepts might be seen as a “controversial” choice.
“It’s not really an IRA song and was written in the Eighties,” he explains. “We’ve been singing it at my house for six months now. Even my boys (Alastair and Aiden) are singing it.”
Rod first heard it being sung by Celtic’s fervent Green Brigade, some of whom fly the Irish tricolour, at the Scottish Cup final and was deeply moved.
Grace feeds into his love of the Glasgow football club which he describes as “a religion” with “a deep political history”.
The song is set during the 1916 Easter Rising and tells of rebel leader Joseph Plunkett, sentenced to face a firing squad at Dublin’s notorious Kilmainham Gaol.
Seven hours before he meets his doom, he marries sweetheart Grace Gifford in a no-frills 15-minute ceremony at the gaol’s austere chapel.
The chorus, so sweetly sung by Rod with, it has to be said, a fair degree of grace, goes:
“Oh Grace just hold me in your arms and let this moment linger/They’ll take me out at dawn and I will die/With all my love I place this wedding ring upon your finger/There won’t be time to share our love for we must say goodbye.”
Rod says: “I did my homework by visiting Kilmainham (now a museum). I saw how humans can treat humans, the inhumanity. Wow!
“It was disgraceful. There was no toilet, no bed, no glass, just bars and a pot to piss in.
“The guide told me the women only got straw in the corner and the men got straw and blankets.”
The folky vibe of Grace is also present on the title track of Blood Red Roses, a full-throated sea shanty with a chorus borrowed from the impassioned Ewan MacColl, father of the late Kirsty (Fairytale Of New York).
When he was just starting out as a singer in the Sixties, Rod would watch out for MacColl’s visits to London.
“I used to idolise him. I’d go and sit down at a folk club in Oxford Street and listen,” he says.
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