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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 January 1945Highgate, London, England, UK
Birth NameRoderick David Stewart
Nicknames Rod the Mod
Phyllis
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rod Stewart was born on January 10, 1945 in Highgate, London, England as Roderick David Stewart. He has been married to Penny Lancaster since June 16, 2007. They have two children. He was previously married to Rachel Hunter and Alana Stewart.

Spouse (3)

Penny Lancaster (16 June 2007 - present) (2 children)
Rachel Hunter (15 December 1990 - 2 November 2006) (divorced) (2 children)
Alana Stewart (6 April 1979 - 1984) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Rooster style haircut
Distinctive raspy voice

Trivia (38)

Fifth child of Robert and Elsie Stewart.
His brothers and sisters are Mary, Peggy, Don and Bob.
Has eight children: Sarah Thubron Streeter (born 1964) born to art student Susannah Boffey; Kimberly Stewart (born 21 August 1979) and Sean Stewart (born 1 September 1980) born to Alana Stewart (ex-wife of actor George Hamilton; Ruby Stewart (born 17 June 1987), born to Kelly Emberg, his girlfriend at the time; Renee Stewart (born 1 June 1992), Liam McAlister Stewart (born 4 September 1994), born to ex-wife Rachel Hunter, a model, Alistair Wallace Stewart (born 27 November 2005) and Aiden Stewart (born 16 February 2011), born to wife Penny Lancaster.
Contrary to popular belief, he was never a professional soccer player with Brentford Football Club before becoming a musician, this was one of many stories invented by his publicist when Rod was starting to hit the big time. Rod was successfully sued by Brazilian singer Jorge Ben Jor who claimed the tune to Rod's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" was too similar to his song "Taj Mahal". Ben won the lawsuit and asked Rod to donate all his profits from the song to UNICEF.
His daughter, Kimberly Stewart, designs shoes.
Lead singer for the 1970s rock group The Faces.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
Gave his friend Elton John the nickname "Sharon".
Covered Elton John's hit song "Your Song".
Although he was born in England and has English blood on his mother's side, he has Scottish blood on his father's side and prefers to be considered a Scotsman.
In 1998, he bought the Victorian mansion Stargroves in Hampshire, which had previously belonged to Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones.
He put on the first concert at SkyDome in Toronto, Canada in 1989.
Voted the sexiest male spectacles wearer in a 2004 poll by Specsavers opticians.
(March 9, 2005) Proposed to girlfriend Penny Lancaster at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. They married according to their plan, on board his yacht "Lady Anne MaGee" in the Portofino harbor, Italy, after his divorce from Rachel Hunter was finalized.
Contray to rumor, he did not play the harmonica on Millie Small's 1964 #2 hit "My Boy Lollipop", her credited as Millie.
Underwent successful surgery for thyroid cancer in July 2000, and announced he was completely recovered in January 2001.
In an early stage of The Kinks, before future frontman Ray Davies was willing to be the lead singer, they recruited Stewart (who grew up in the same neighborhood as the Davies brothers) as a singer. After a couple of weeks of trying to be a band, Stewart and the future Kinks found that they did not get along that well, with their musical tastes being too different, and parted ways.
First artist to record the Burt Bacharach/Carole Bayer Sager song "That's What Friends Are For" (for the movie Night Shift (1982)), four years before it became a number one hit for Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder.
Was the original lead singer of the Jeff Beck Group. However, when the band was scheduled to appear at Woodstock he quit on the eve of the show due to the fact that his best friend Ronnie Wood, who was playing bass at the time, was kicked out.
Is a supporter of Glasgow Celtic Football Club.
Winner of the 1993 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to music.
The story that Rod once worked as a gravedigger was another myth which he created with his publicist.
(November 14, 2006) Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture.
Ranked #94 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Ranked #71 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
Had relationships with Dee Harrington (1971-1975), Kelly Emberg (1983-1990), Bebe Buell and Britt Ekland.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 11, 2005.
Recorded several of his multi-platinum selling albums at Cherokee Recording Studios, including "A Night on the Town", "Footloose and Fancy Free" and "Blondes Have More Fun".
The 2009 Sunday Times List estimated his net worth at $164 million.
Discovered busking in a train station in the early 1960s by British blues pioneer Long John Baldry. Baldry was so impressed with Stewart's vocal prowess, he invited him to join his band, The Hoochie Coochie Men. Stewart has often admitted in interviews that he owes his great success to that chance meeting with Baldry.
When then-girlfriend Britt Ekland discovered that Rod was seeing other women, she filed a $12.5 million palimony suit, claiming that, as she had given up much of her career for him, she deserved a large portion of his income. The lawsuit was dismissed.
When asked what he had like to have as his epitaph on Piers Morgan Tonight: Episode dated 30 March 2011 (2011), Stewart quipped, "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here.".
During a period when first touring in the United States where rowdy Rod and his band were prohibited from staying in some hotels, the boys used to masquerade as Fleetwood Mac in order acquire accommodation.
A lifelong collector of model trains, Stewart maintains an elaborate outlay in an upstairs room of his Los Angeles home that stretches the length of his house. Bases his layout scale on the 1940s New York Central and Pennsylvania line.
(July 2, 2007) Performed at the "Concert for Diana" at the new Wembley Stadium in London, England.
He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Music and Charity. He is a singer and songwriter in Essex, England.

Personal Quotes (34)

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house.
[on looking young] The secret is to moisturise the face. I've been doing that since I was 17 years old.
[on Brigitte Bardot] She's the only woman I've ever had a sexual fantasy about. With me, looks come first, and she's everything a woman should be. She's blonde and beautiful, she's got the most incredible legs--et cetera, et cetera. And she's French as well.
[on his former wife, Rachel Hunter, shortly after their break-up] She was the first woman who left me.
[on being awarded the CBE] It's a marvellous occasion. We're the only country in the world to honour the common man.
Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.
[on his move to Los Angeles, California] The British taxation in 1975 was absolutely crippling. I think about 84% of my income was going in income tax. And I wasn't inspired by the music scene in '73, '74, '75 either.
I don't believe you should flaunt your wealth like Liberace or something.
I don't know anybody that doesn't like being famous and anybody that doesn't like it shouldn't have thought about being famous in the first place. I think it's absolutely marvelous being famous. I love it. I like walking down the street and being recognised. I don't go out of my way to be recognised. I mean I don't go walking down the street in a pink satin suit.
I don't think people expect Bruce Springsteen to come out in a pink satin jacket, but Rod Stewart they do. And I like doing it, I don't wear it just because I think I have to. I'm a very flamboyant person.
I don't mind buying one round of drinks, but I am bloody well not going to buy another. I don't miss a penny. I get a daily statement about where every penny is going and every investment. I wouldn't say I worry about money, but you never know what's around the corner. I worry more about my children's views on money sometimes. They've grown up privileged and it's an ongoing battle. They know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
I've been lucky. I couldn't deal with it if I'd run out of barnet. Imagine me with a Bobby Charlton comb-over.
My age group and our age group, the Stones [The Rolling Stones] and Elton [Elton John], it's hard to get on the radio. And it's hard to buy records now 'cos you can't buy 'em anywhere. My audience like to go in and buy records.
[on Mick Jagger] I've got utmost respect for Mick and the boys. I love 'em to death. He's a great singer, he's one of the greatest. He's not quite as good as me.
I've always looked on myself as one of a band and never sought a solo career.
It's always been a spiritual home, but as I don't live there I shouldn't comment on Scottish independence. If it's good for the Scots I'm happy. I hope it's not a lot of kids thinking 'Braveheart (1995)'. I'd hate to see the union broken after all these years. And I don't think it will happen.
I'm a romantic and like a one-on-one situation, candlelight and foreplay, all the old-fashioned things.
There's never been much rivalry between any of our generation - well, maybe me and Elton [Elton John] but that's friendly.
[on Mick Jagger] Mick's a fine blues singer, but technically not as good as me. He's made the best of what he's got, but I don't think he could do standards and he may not want to.
Every three years, Model Railroader puts me on their cover, which is better than Rolling Stone.
[on Elton John] The second-best rock singer ever.
[on Tom Waits] He's one of my favorite all-time songwriters.
[on "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"] It certainly wasn't one of the best songs I've written. It transformed me overnight into a sex symbol I suppose, for want of a better word, and everything that goes with that, and for a long time I believed everything I read about myself in the papers. People, when we do live shows, they love that song, everywhere around the world.
I believe I'm a romantic. I can cry at sad films and I like candle-lit dinners. All depends what you describe as being a romantic.
[on love songs] I've always written songs like that. I think it comes as the years go on, you mature a little bit and you want to write songs that are more loving songs.
I've got a lot of English blood in me, not too much English blood, but I consider myself to be a fairly good lover, I've had no complaints. I've had no compliments either.
When Scotland play England, I don't care if it's schoolboys or what it is, it's very serious.
[on the World Cup in 1986] If that had been an English goal when Maradona [Diego Armando Maradona] handballed it, everyone would have said it was OK, it's just that it was on the other team, but I've got a feeling that none of the British teams could have won it, maybe it's about time we had a Great Britain team. It's only an idea.
[on the World Cup in 1986] We played three, we weren't too good in the last one, but I was real proud of them. I was really proud of the British teams all round, not just Scotland.
Being a football fan and playing Wembley, it's not like Wham! - I don't think are real football fans - but it means a hell of a lot to me.
[on the suggestion his tax exile status could have prevented a knighthood] Mick [Mick Jagger] doesn't pay taxes here, and Tom [Tom Jones] lives in America. If my time comes, it will. And if it doesn't, I'm not bothered. Are you kidding? I never expected a CBE.
People said I went astray with Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? and they're absolutely right. I jumped on a bandwagon, but everyone loves it. It's my novelty song. I try to give the audience what they want, and sod the critics.
It's a wonderful, wonderful hobby, I don't know why people laugh at it. Jools Holland is a big model railway man, as is Phil Collins, Neil Young, Frank Sinatra Jr., Roger Daltrey.
[on David Bowie] David has always been the darling of rock critics and I haven't. They look at him as an intellectual writer and me, just the opposite. To them, it's always black and white.

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