Knowledge Identifier: +Rod_Stewart
Born in 1945.
Countries: United States (40%), United Kingdom (39%), (7%)
Linked to: Mercury Records, The Rolling Stones, Columbia Graphophone Company, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
His introduction to rock and roll was hearing Little Richard's 1956 hit "The Girl Can't Help It" and seeing Bill Haley & His Comets in concert
His father bought him a guitar in January 1959; the first song he learned was the folk tune "It Takes a Worried Man to Sing a Worried Song" and the first record he bought was Eddie Cochran's "C'mon Everybody"
In 1960, he joined a skiffle group with schoolfriends called the Kool Kats, playing Lonnie Donegan and Chas McDevitt hits
Bruce Robb (producer) - He is most recognized for his active role in the formative years of the music industry: first as a member of The Robbs during the music revolution of the 1960s, as a founder of Cherokee Studios in the 1970s; followed by decades of producing, engineering and recording with artists like Mos Def, Macy Gray, Henry Rollins, Steve Vai, The Lemonheads, John Mellencamp, Steve Cropper, Ringo Starr, Etta James, Art Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, Del_Shannon, Wilson Pickett
In 1961 he went to Denmark Street with The Raiders and got a singing audition with well-known record producer Joe Meek, but Meek stopped the session with a rude sound
In 1962 he had his first serious relationship, with London art student Suzannah Boffey ; he moved to a bed-sit in Muswell Hill to be near her
Finally this resulted in Stewart being rounded up and deported from Spain for vagrancy during 1963
Stewart played some dates on his own in late 1964 and early 1965, sometimes backed by the Southampton R & B outfit The Soul Agents. and legendary impresario Giorgio Gomelsky put together Steampacket, which featured Baldry, Stewart, Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll, Micky Waller, Vic Briggs, and Rick Brown; their first appearance was in support of The Rolling Stones in July 1965
Steve Marriott - They first met in 1966 and Marriott was immediately smitten, but Rylance was dating up-and-coming singer Rod Stewart and so the two became friends
Tumbleweed Connection - Country Comfort was recorded in 1970 for Gasoline Alley, the second album by Rod Stewart
John Peel - In 1971 he appeared not as presenter but performer, alongside Rod Stewart and The Faces, pretending to play mandolin on "Maggie May"
Madeline Bell - She sang backing vocals on Rod Stewart's 1971 song "Every Picture Tells A Story", and contributed to the soundtrack of the romance film "A Touch of Class"
Britt Ekland - In 1975 she provided "whispers" in French on the end of boyfriend Rod Stewart's Tonight's the Night
Additionally in 1976 Stewart covered The Beatles' song "Get Back" for the ephemeral musical documentary "All This and World War II"
Jim Cregan - In 1977 he joined Rod Stewart's band and became Stewart's musical director, co-producer and co-writer
Jorge Ben Jor - This album features a remake of his previously released song "Taj Mahal," from which Rod Stewart's 1977 hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy- was plagiarized
Donna Summer - In 1979, Summer performed at the world-televised Music for UNICEF Concert, joining contemporaries such as ABBA, Olivia Newton-John, the Bee Gees, Andy Gibb, Rod Stewart, John_Denver, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson for a TV special that raised funds and awareness for the world's children
MTV - MTV played some classic rock acts from the 1980s and earlier decades, including David Bowie, Dire Straits , Journey, Rush, Aerosmith, The Moody Blues, John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, Genesis, Billy Squier, Robert Palmer, Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, The Who and &ZZ_Top; newly solo acts such as Robert Plant, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, David Lee Roth and Pete_Townshend; supergroup acts such as Asia, Power Station, The Firm and Traveling Wilburys, as well as forgotten acts such as Michael Stanley Band, Shoes, Blotto and Taxxi
Wally Stocker - The Babys disbanded in 1981 and he toured with Rod Stewart and Air Supply, as well as Humble Pie Featuring Jerry Shirley, Jimmy Barnes and Zoomer
Kelly Emberg - Emberg was at the top of her career when she began dating singer Rod Stewart in 1983
Alana Stewart - Alana and Rod Stewart divorced in 1984, but she retained his surname for her career
In January 1985, he performed at the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro before an estimated audience of over 100,000
In 1988, he returned with "Out Of Order", produced by Duran Duran's Andy Taylor and by Bernard Edwards of Chic
Carmine Rojas - He recorded and toured with Rod Stewart as a musical director and bass guitarist from 1988 through 2003
Rachel Hunter - At the age of 21, Hunter met rock star Rod Stewart, 24 years her senior, and they were married on 15 December 1990
In 1993 Stewart recorded "All For Love" with Sting and Bryan Adams for the soundtrack to the movie "The Three Musketeers"; the single reached number one in the US and number two in the UK. Also in 1993, Stewart reunited with Ronnie Wood to record an "MTV Unplugged" special that included "Handbags and Gladrags", "Cut Across Shorty", and four selections from "Every Picture Tells A Story"
A musical called "Tonight's The Night", featuring many of Stewart's songs opened, 7 November 2003 at London's Victoria Palace Theatre
Cher - Also in 2003, Cher recorded a duet of "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" for Rod Stewart's As Time Goes By..
In 2004, Stewart reunited with Ronnie Wood for concerts of Faces material
On 18 and 19 April 2006 Stewart was the guest artist and celebrity vocal coach on "American Idol", leading the remaining seven finalists in singing entries from the Great American Songbook
In 2007, Rod's son Sean starred in the A&E television show "Sons of Hollywood", in which Rod's role as a parent is a major theme
In 2008, "Billboard" magazine ranked him the 17th most successful artist on the "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists"
Mick Hucknall - In October 2009, Mick appeared at a charity performance as vocalist for a re-formed version of Faces, replacing Rod Stewart
On 14 January 2010, Rhino records released Stewart's "Once in a Blue Moon" a "lost album" originally recorded in 1992, featuring ten cover songs including the Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday", Dylan's "The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar" and Stevie Nicks' "Stand Back", as well as Tom Waits' "Tom Traubert's Blues
Ella Fitzgerald - In 2012, Rod Stewart performed a "virtual duet" with Ella Fitzgerald on his Christmas album "Merry Christmas, Baby", and his television special of the same name
Holly Willoughby - In November 2012 Willoughby was a guest at Rod Stewart's Christmas performance where she interviewed him and other celebrity performers in Stirling Castle which was aired in mid December on ITV
Stewart duets with Bonnie Tyler on three tracks of her 2019 studio album , "Between the Earth and the Stars", including the title track