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This week’s feature is one of my all-time favourites:
[Originally published on July 8, 2013. I've been a SUPER FAN since the late '60s and last night, we attended a Rod Stewart concert for the first time since 2008. For about 20 years, it was pretty much a yearly event for us and I missed him! As usual, Rod did not disappoint. Even at almost 69 years old, (Jan. 10/14), he remains a fantastic showman!]
Rod was first discovered by world-famous blues singer Long John Baldry when he was only 18 years old, but his big break came when he joined the Jeff Beck Group in 1967. Their debut album, “Truth“ was a major success.
He went on to even greater heights when he and fellow band mate Ronnie Wood joined The Faces in 1969
He also enjoyed a concurrent solo career, which continues to this day. His signature song, “Maggie May“, became a #1 hit in 1971 and earned him a gold record.
Another hit from the same album “Every Picture Tells a Story”:
His success continued all throughout the 1970s and into the early 1980s, after which he experienced a drop off in popularity. His 1988 album. “Out of Order” brought him right back into the spotlight, garnering this big hit:
This period of renewed success lasted for several years, but things slowed down again in the mid 90s.
In 2002, Rod reinvented himself and became a crooner of songs from “The Great American Songbook”. This was so successful, that 4 subsequent albums were released, the last one in 2010.
Rod was on a roll in 2012, publishing his autobiography and releasing his first Christmas album. He also announced that he was writing and recording songs for a new rock album.
“TIME“ was released in May. The old Rod is back, at last!
We had the pleasure of seeing Rod in concert more than a dozen times over the years and were never disappointed. He is the quintessential showman!
Do you like Rod Stewart? What are some of YOUR favourite songs?
Looking forward to your comments!
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