Rod Stewart

Active - 1999 - 2012  |   Born - Jan 10, 1945 in Highgate, London, England  |   Genres - Music

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  • Though born in England, his father and the rest of his siblings were all born in Scotland, and he likes to think of himself as a Scotsman.
  • A German V-2 rocket blew up a nearby police station moments before his birth.
  • Attended high school with Ray and Dave Davies and Pete Quaife, the founding members of the Kinks.
  • Spent three weeks as an apprentice with the Brentford Football Club before deciding on a music career.  
  • Was the original lead singer for the Jeff Beck Group, but quit the group the night before they were to play at Woodstock.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 1994; inducted a second time (as a member of The Faces) in 2012.
  • Underwent surgery for thyroid cancer in July 2000.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 11, 2005.
  • Is a model-railway enthusiast, and owns a scale model of New York City's Grand Central Station as it was in the 1940s.
  • Made a Knight in Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honours list in 2016.