Roderick David “Rod” Stewart, CBE is a British singer-songwriter born and raised in London, England and currently residing in Epping. He is of Scottish and English lineage.
With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Rod Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group and then Faces. He launched his solo career in 1969 with his debut album An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down (US: The Rod Stewart Album). His work with The Jeff Beck Group and Faces proved to be influential on the formation of the heavy metal and punk rock genres, respectively.
With a career now in its fifth decade, Stewart has sold over 100 million records worldwide with six consecutive number one albums 62 hit singles including 31 top 10s and six number 1s. Stewart has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on two occasions, once as a solo artist and once as a member of Faces.