Rod Stewart in Quotes: Here are 13 funny and interesting quotes from the singing star on his Scottish heritage, fame and football
He’s enjoyed more than 50 years at the top of the music industry, and Sir Rod Stewart has never been short of something entertaining to say.
Rod Stewart may have been born in London in 1945, but his father was an Edinburgh builder and the singer sees himself as Scottish – famously supporting both Celtic and Scotland football teams.
His early music career saw him busk on the streets of London and featuring in a succession of bands, most famously the the Jeff Beck Group and Faces, before releasing his debut solo album in 1969.
In 1971 he released the album ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ which topped charts all over the world, as did the single ‘Maggie May’.
Since then he has released a string of hits, selling over 250 million records, enjoying 31 top ten singles in the UK including six number ones.
Honours collected during his amazing career include a knighthood, being ranked the 17th most successful artist on the ‘Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists’, a Grammy Award, a Brit Award, voted at No. 33 in Q Magazine's list of the Top 100 Greatest Singers of all time, and being inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – for both his solo work and as a member of Faces.
Here are 13 insightful and funny thinks Sir Rod has said.