Fast Facts - Rod Stewart's Birthday - Jan. 10th
Posted 1/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

Rod Stewart’s Birthday – January 10th, 1945

 

Conversation Starters:

  • Happy 68th Birthday Rod Stewart! “Maggie May” or “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)”?
  • Rod Stewart celebrates a birthday today! His best-selling album is “It Had to Be You,” which is composed of covers from 1930s classics. What is Rod’s best cover?
  • Rod Stewart turns 68 today! The singer once worked as a grave digger before making it big in the music industry. What is the strangest job you’ve ever had?

Fast Facts

 

  • Born: Roderick David Stewart on January 10, 1945
  • Once worked as a grave digger before his music career took off
  • Was a band member of the Jeff Beck Group and Faces
  • “Maggie May,” his first major hit, was the B-side to “Reason to Believe”
  • Inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame (will also be inducted as a member of Faces in 2012)
  • Survived thyroid cancer
  • Received the Diamond Award at the 2001 World Music Awards for selling more than 100 million albums
  • Used to suffer from stage fright, once had to sing the first song of a Jeff Beck Group concert behind a stack of speakers
  • His song “She Won’t Dance With Me” was the third video to play on MTV when it launched on August 1, 1981 (Video of MTV’s First 10 minutes on the air) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trQebBym-eI
  • Makes model railroads: designed his LA home as a recreation of the New York Central and the Pennsylvania Railroads, demands a large table in his dressing rooms on tour to build them
  • 59 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s 100 Greatest Singers list
  • Night on the Town was his first platinum album

Personal Life

 

  • Married to Alana Stewart from 1979-1984
  • Married to Rachel Hunter from 1990-2006
  • Married Penny Lancaster in 2007
  • Has six kids (two with Alana, one with Kelly Emberg, two Rachel, and one with Penny)

Discography

 

  • The Rod Stewart Album (1969)
  • Gasoline Alley (1970)
  • An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down (1970)
  • Every Picture Tells A Story (1971)
  • Never A Dull Moment (1972)
  • Smiler (1974)
  • Atlantic Crossing (1975)
  • A Night On the Town (1976)
  • Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977)
  • Blondes Have More Fun (1978)
  • Foolish Behavior (1980)
  • Tonight I’m Yours (1981)
  • Body Wishes 1983)
  • Camouflage (1984)
  • Every Beat of my Heart (1986)
  • Out of Order (1988)
  • Vagabond Heart (1991)
  • A Spanner in the Works (1995)
  • When We Were the New Boys (1998)
  • Human (2001)
  • It Had to Be You: The Great American Songbook (2002)
  • As Time Goes By: The Great American songbook, Vol. 2 (2003)
  • Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 4 (2005)
  • Still the Same: Great Rock Classics of Our Time (2006)
  • Soulbook (2009)
  • Fly Me to the Moon: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 5 (2010)
  • Merry Christmas, Baby (2012)

Awards

 

  • Won his first Grammy in 2004 for Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3.

Billboard:

  • 3 #1 Billboard Singles: “Maggie May,” “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” and “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”
  • 13 Top 10 Billboard Hits
  • 9 Multi-Platinum albums

RIAA Top 5 Album Sales:

  • “It Had to Be You: Great American Songbook” Multi-Platinum 3,000,000
  • “Foot Loose & Fancy Free” Multi-Platinum 3,000,000
  • “Blondes Have More Fun” Multi-Platinum 3,000,000
  • “Rod Stewart’s Greatest Hits, Volume I & II” Multi-Platinum 3,000,000 copies
  • “Unplugged … And Seated” Multi-Platinum 3,000,000”

 

Videos

 

Links:

Sources

Check out the top ten Rod Stewart songs from the 70's at Ultimate Classic Rock

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