54 Facts About Rod Stewart

1. Rod Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of View All » FamousFix content is.

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2. Rod Stewart pledged to bring in a "cooling off" period of 12 the attention being paid to social housing in Canada is significant", stated Horizon CEO Rod Graham.

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3. Rod Stewart had an awkward moment on his wife's UK.

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4. Rod Stewart forced to talk about cheating ways on wife's TV show.

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5. Rod Stewart charted a version of the song in 1977 that reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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6. Rod Stewart plays a shaggy-haired turtle in new advert campaign against plastic pollution.

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7. Rod Stewart has blasted US President Donald Trump for his response to the California forest fires.

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8. Rod Stewart was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2007 New Year Honours for services to music.

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9. In 1982, Rod Stewart was car-jacked on Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard, while he was parking his $50,000 Porsche.

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10. Rod Stewart has a second, smaller layout at his UK home, based on Britain's East Coast Main Line.

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11. In May 2000, Rod Stewart was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, for which he underwent surgery in the same month.

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12. On September 28, 2018, Rod Stewart released his 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses, on Republic Records.

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13. Rod Stewart recorded vocals with Joe Walsh on the Frankie Miller album Frankie Miller's Double Take, which was released on 30 September 2016.

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14. On 23 June 2015, Rod Stewart announced the release of a new studio album, Another Country.

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15. Rod Stewart quipped that John was "the second-best rock singer ever", before the two performed a duet on stage.

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16. In September 2013, Rod Stewart presented his close friend Elton John with the first Brits Icon award in a special show at the London Palladium, recognising John's "lasting impact" on UK culture.

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17. In May 2013, Rod Stewart released Time, a rock album of his own original material.

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18. In February 2013, Rod Stewart was nominated for a Canadian Juno Award in the International Album of the Year category for his album Merry Christmas, Baby.

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19. Rod Stewart was the tenth best-selling artist in Canada in the year 2012 according to year-end sales data from Nielsen Soundscan Canada.

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20. On 10 December 2012, Rod Stewart was a guest singer on Michael Buble's television Home for the Holidays Christmas special.

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21. Rod Stewart has had the number one song on this chart three times previously, the last being in 1993 with "Have I Told You Lately", giving him the second-largest hiatus between number ones in the history of the chart.

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22. On 4 September 2012, it was announced that Rod Stewart would be releasing his first Christmas album, titled Merry Christmas, Baby, on the Verve Music Group label on 30 October 2012.

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23. On 7 June 2012, it was announced that Rod Stewart had signed a recording agreement with Universal Music Group.

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24. Rod Stewart headlined the Sunday show at the 2011 Hard Rock Calling Festival on 26 June in London's Hyde Park.

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25. On 19 October 2010, Rod Stewart released another edition of his Great American Songbook series titled Fly Me to the Moon.

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26. On 14 November 2009, Rod Stewart recorded a TV program in the UK for ITV that was screened on 5 December 2009.

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27. On 17 October 2009, Rod Stewart released the studio album Soulbook which was composed of covers of soul and Motown songs.

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28. Rod Stewart has mentioned plans for a compilation of covers of soul classics, the possible release of another edition of the Great American Songbook album and a country covers album.

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29. On 20 May 2009, Rod Stewart performed "Maggie May" on the grand finale of American Idol season 8.

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30. In late 2006, Rod Stewart made his return to rock music and his new approach to country music with the release of Still the Same.

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31. Rod Stewart won his first ever Grammy Award for this album.

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32. In 2004, Rod Stewart reunited with Ronnie Wood for concerts of Faces material.

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33. In June 2002, Rod 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.

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34. In 1995, Rod Stewart released A Spanner in the Works containing a single written by Tom Petty, "Leave Virginia Alone", which reached the Top 10 of the adult contemporary charts.

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35. Rod Stewart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, presented by Jeff Beck.

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36. Rod Stewart brought back the Faces on stage for an impromptu reunion.

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37. At the 1993 Brit Awards in London, Rod Stewart picked up the prize for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

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38. In January 1989, Rod Stewart set out on the South American leg of the Out of Order Tour playing to sell-out audiences throughout Americas.

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39. In January 1985, Rod Stewart performed to a large audience at the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro.

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40. Rod Stewart was criticised for breaking the widely observed cultural boycott of apartheid South Africa by performing at the Sun City resort complex in Bophuthatswana as part of his Body Wishes and Camouflage (1984) tours.

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41. On 18 December 1981, Rod Stewart played the Los Angeles Forum, along with Kim Carnes and Tina Turner, in a concert broadcast worldwide via satellite.

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42. Rod Stewart moved to a more new wave direction in 1980 by releasing the album Foolish Behaviour.

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43. For the body of his early solo work Rod Stewart earned tremendous critical praise.

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44. Rod Stewart released Never a Dull Moment in the same year.

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45. In June 1964, Rod Stewart made his recording debut on "Up Above My Head", the B-side to a Baldry and Hoochie Coochie Men single.

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46. In 1963, Rod Stewart adopted the Mod lifestyle and look, and began fashioning the spiky rooster hairstyle that would become his trademark.

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47. In 1962, Rod Stewart began hanging around folk singer Wizz Jones, busking at Leicester Square and other London spots.

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48. Rod Stewart became attracted to beatnik attitudes and left-wing politics, living for a while in a beatnik houseboat at Shoreham-by-Sea.

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49. Rod Stewart worked in the family shop and as a newspaper delivery boy.

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50. Rod Stewart left school at age 15 and worked briefly as a silk screen printer.

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51. Rod Stewart was the most talented footballer in the family and was a supporter of Arsenal FC.

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52. The family was neither affluent nor poor; Rod Stewart was spoiled as the youngest, and has called his childhood "fantastically happy".

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53. In 1994, Rod Stewart staged the largest free rock concert in history when he performed in front of 3.5 million people in Rio de Janeiro.

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54. With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Rod Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and the early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group, and then with Faces, though his music career had begun in 1962 when he took up busking with a harmonica.

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