The hits kept coming for Rod Stewart throughout the 1980s as he adapted to the decade’s changing musical trends before a course correction in the 1990s where he tried to salvage his reputation as an artist. Since 2000 he has recast himself as one of the great vocal interpreters, taking on pop standards on his Great American Songbook series of albums. He dipped back into the rock catalog for 2006’s Still the Same… Great Rock Classics of Our Time and rumor has it a Faces reunion is in the works for 2014. Whether you’re a dedicated fan or just casually familiar with his flurry of radio hits, it’s worth checking out highlights from his career on the following pages to chart the changes of direction of one of music’s greatest vocalists.
“Rod The Mod”: 1964 – 1967
Rod Stewart “Shake” (1966)
The singer paid homage to the great Sam Cooke on this mid-60s cover of the soul classic.
Shotgun Express “I Could Feel The Whole World Turn Round” (1966)
This short-lived mod band featured future members of Fleetwood Mac.