Additional information about this Rod Stewart vinyl art.
Rod Stewart – The Artist
Rod Stewart (Sir Roderick David Stewart) is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. 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 Faces. From the late 1970s through the 1990s, Stewart’s music often took on a new wave or soft rock/middle-of-the-road quality, and in the early 2000s, he released a series of successful albums interpreting the Great American Songbook. In 1994, Stewart staged the largest free rock concert in history when he performed in front of 3.5 million people in Rio de Janeiro.
Maggie May – The Song
‘Maggie May’ is a song co-written by singer Rod Stewart and Martin Quittenton, and performed by Stewart on his album Every Picture Tells a Story, released in 1971. “Maggie May” expresses the ambivalence and contradictory emotions of a boy involved in a relationship with an older woman and was written from Stewart’s own experience. Apparently it is more or less a true story, about the first woman Rod Stewart had an intimate relationship with, at the 1961 Beaulieu Jazz Festival. The woman’s name was not “Maggie May” but the name was taken from “an old Liverpudlian song about a woman of the night. The song was released as the B-side of the single “Reason to Believe”, but soon radio stations began playing the B-side and “Maggie May” became the more popular side. The song was Stewart’s first substantial hit as a solo performer and launched his solo career. It remains one of his best-known songs.
Rod Stewart – The Shape
This record has been modelled into the side profile of Rod Stewart with his familiar hair style of the time this record was released.
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