Rod Steward was born on January 10, 1945, in London. He is a rock singer and a songwriter. Steward is particularly famous for such hits as “Have I Told You Lately”, “All For Love”, “You’re In My Heart (Final Acclaim)”. He was inducted into UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Rod holds numerous music awards, including a Grammy.
Steward has Scottish and English roots. He was the fifth and the youngest child in the family. At 15, Steward quit school and worked as a local postman. All family members were soccer fans and Stewart tried to join a local team but wasn’t accepted.
In 1961, Rod was invited to an audition by a famous producer Joe Meek. However, Meek was disappointment with Rod’s performance. The next year, Stewart joined the band The Ray Davies Quartet, which later became known as a successful British group The Kinks. Soon, Stewart had to leave the band due to some disagreements with other members.
After being disappointed in rock and roll, Rod became inspired by blues and soul. Upon returning to London, he joined a rhythm and blues band Dimensions, which performed at the famous London club Studio 51. Soon Stewart quit the band and decided to start a solo career.