Rod Stewart, was born in London on 10 January 1945. He is a British rock singer-songwriter of Scottish and English ancestry and one of the best-selling music artists of all time having sold over 100 million records worldwide. He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK and his tally of hit singles include 'Do You Think I'm Sexy', 'Sailing' and 'Handbags & Gladrags'. He was awarded a CBE in 2007 and knighted in 2016. He is a man of many facets: rock-star, song-writer, father of eight, ardent Celtic fan, and keen soccer player.
With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and the early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group and then with The Faces. In August 1964 he signed a solo contract and maintained a solo career alongside a group career, releasing his debut solo album, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down in 1969. Stewart's early albums were a fusion of rock, folk, and soul.
From the late 1970s through the 1990s, Stewart's music often took on a soft rock quality, and in the early 2000s, he released a series of successful albums interpreting the Great American Songbook. As a solo artist, Stewart was inducted into the US Rock and Rock Hall of Fame in 1994 and was inducted a second time in 2012 as a member of The Faces.