Rod Stewart

(Sir Roderick David Stewart)

Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
  • Born: January 10, 1945
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer

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Sir Roderick David Stewart, CBE 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. He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK and his tally of 62 UK hit singles includes 31 that reached the top ten, six of which gained the #1 position. Stewart has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music and charity.

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A show is like having a climax. It's like having an incredible, natural climax. And then suddenly it's all finished, and you don't know what to do next.
Although I'm living in California, I'm very proud to be British.
As you get older, your metabolism slows down. You've got to admit it. It's nothing to be ashamed of if you have lived your life to the full. Life
At my age you don't go into fatherhood lightly.
Between 21-30 women go through humungous changes. After that, they've generally achieved what they wanted, and they're more settled. Women
Brewing a good cuppa is something not everyone can do, and I loathe bad tea.
Carrying 200 pounds of velvet and satin around a stage for 90 minutes - that's man's work, let me tell you. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.
Even by rock star standards, I was pretty awful.
Everybody sings from their diaphragm.
Everybody sung in my family. Families, Children & Parenting
Fast cars like Porsches and Ferraris - they are things of beauty.
Half the battle is selling music, not singing it. It's the image, not what you sing. Music, Chants & Rapps
How can my son not be straight after all I've said and done for him?
I always thought I was so fit.
I am a man of contradictions, I suppose.
I am passionate about football. My support for Celtic FC has got me through some hard times in my life. I still play regularly, too. Life
I am somewhat on the shy side. I know people might find that hard to believe.
I became famous, I think, really because of the interpretation of other people's songs, way back when, and that's what I enjoy the most. And I'm a lazy bugger. Fame
I can definitely say the older I've got the better I've become at being a dad and a husband. Families, Children & Parenting
I can't do that wonderful thing that Tom Waits and Bob Dylan do - to do imagery. I'm not good at that. I just write from the heart.
I carry lots of guilt.
I deliberate over the lyrics; I really do. I'll come up with one line in a day, and then it might be a couple of days before I come up with the rhyming line. It's never been easy for me.
I did things with the microphone stand that no-one else has attempted to do.
I do feel a certain love from the British public. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I do my bit for charity.
I do take a lot of pride in my look and I work out - do work out a lot. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I don't enjoy songwriting.
I don't have any social life or anything. Life
I don't think people expect Bruce Springsteen to come out in a pink satin jacket, but Rod Stewart, they do. And I like doing it; I don't wear it just because I think I have to. I'm a very flamboyant person.
I enjoy a glass of wine, and I love my football. I suppose it's because I'm a real working-class. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I enjoyed the chase.
I got bored of not feeling affectionate towards girls.
I had this almost Dickensian look. I was quite fragile.
I had this little handheld transistor radio that I used to sleep next to.
I hated singing and getting up in front of crowds.
I have a CBE, and I accepted it with glee because it's not bestowed on you by the royal family; it's not bestowed on you by the government; you have to be nominated by the public. Government ;Families, Children & Parenting
I have a very lively and colourful show. It's two hours of hits and the music speaks for itself. Music, Chants & Rapps
I have a voice coach, but only in so much as to make my voice stronger so I can sing for five nights a week, two hours.
I have enough music coming out of my kids' bedrooms when I'm at home. Music, Chants & Rapps
I have lived a great life. I am very happy. Life
I love change, I need it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love what I do. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I never feel any aggravation from the public.
I see myself at 7:30 in the morning and it's not too pretty. Morning
I shouldn't have got married. My dad told me. I was 35 and I got married. He said, 'You're too young to be married'. 'What? I'm 35'. Said, 'You're far too young. You haven't lived yet'. He was right, bless him, thanks, Dad. Families, Children & Parenting
I started singing in the bathroom. Nothing was coming out. It was ghastly.
I suppose I miss the British cynicism and the humor. Humor
I think I was always looking for that perfect woman, who obviously doesn't exist. I wanted to be married. I wanted more kids. I'm a family man, at heart. Families, Children & Parenting
I think, with suits and clothes, if you keep them long enough, they all come back in fashion.
I tried therapy. This had never appealed to me. For me, it was a bit like a Chinese meal: very filling at the time, but then an hour later you're hungry again. Time
I want to go out at the top, but the secret is knowing when you're at the top, it's so difficult in this business, your career fluctuates all the time, up and down, like a pair of trousers. Time ;Business, Commerce & Finance
I want to make people aware of early detection.
I was a bit of a sleeper-inner.
I was getting worried I may not become a grandfather, but the Lord has blessed me.
I was never a good-looking bloke. Not by a long chalk.
I was very fortunate that I saved my money and I still do. Money, Coins & Minting
I wish I knew what I know now before.
If there's one thing I've learned about women, which I try to pass on to my boys, it's listening. Listen to the other side of the story first. Women
I'll tell you what I love. Sending back bottles of wine that aren't right in restaurants in France! Whoa! I love the French, but I do find their wine snobbery something unbearable. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm a gentleman.
I'm a rock star because I couldn't be a soccer star.
I'm just delighted that this woman I love can be a mum again. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm not a great lover of Madonna's voice. She's done very well with what she's got, and I'm sure my voice turns her right off, but she's not my favourite singer.
I'm not a natural songwriter.
I'm proud to be a railway modeler.
I'm proud to be a railway modeler. It means more to me to be on the cover of Model Railroader than to be on the cover of a music magazine. Music, Chants & Rapps
I'm shrewd about money; I invest well and look after it. But it's in my nature to be generous. I look after people. Nature ;Money, Coins & Minting
I'm still not good at changing nappies, but I do do it.
I'm very proud of my well-earned wrinkles, so show 'em.
Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house.
It has gone past me now, the writing phase.
It was early detection that saved my voice - and I imagine, my life. Life
I've always been able to get inside a song really easily, and if it's my song, I can make it seem honest.
I've always been worried about the band but I've got to the point now where I think it's time to start thinking about myself a bit more. Time
I've always looked on myself as one of a band and never sought a solo career.
I've been a golden boy for too long.
I've been out with some extremely beautiful women who have had no sex appeal whatsoever. It really is a lot more than skin deep. Women
I've got Ferraris coming out me bum.
I've never been more in love with anyone nearly half my age than I am today. I'd get married in a minute if I weren't still married to somebody else. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I've never done anything particularly scandalous.
I've still got a brilliant head of hair, which refuses to lay down!
I've tried many other hairstyles, but it just doesn't work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I've tried to have a regular haircut, but it just pops back up again, so this is the way it's going to be.
Like everybody in show business, you think you're going to wake up one day, and it's all going to be taken away from you. I think we all share an insecurity in that way, everybody in show business - the ones I talk to, anyway. Business, Commerce & Finance
Listen, if my career was to end tomorrow, I would have no complaints whatsoever.
Lyrics are coming to you all the time. I get inspiration in the middle of the night. Time
My big brother still thinks he's a better singer than me.
My dad bought me a guitar and people would ask me to play. Families, Children & Parenting
My father, being a Scotsman, taught me to look after finances. I'm shrewd. Some people may call me tight. Business, Commerce & Finance
My life has been an open book, really. Everybody knows everything about me. Life
My musical taste has always been wide. I started out as a folky before I moved on to blues and soul.
Obviously, I haven't really progressed that much at my craft.
Only a fool permits the letter of the law to override the spirit in the heart. Do not let a piece of paper stand in the way of true love and headlines. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Sometimes I think the playing field is certainly not even. You know, it's just not.
Songwriting's never been a natural art for me; it's always been a bit of a struggle. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Surely if God had meant us to do yoga, he would have put our heads behind our knees. Religion & God
The first cut is the deepest.
There is this power that comes with being famous. Power ;Fame
There's no reason why I should retire.
There's nobody I look up to, really.
Well, I have a CBE and I accepted it with glee because it's not bestowed on you by the royal family, it's not bestowed on you by the government, you have to be nominated by the public. Government ;Families, Children & Parenting
Well, I've got nothing to hide. Absolutely nothing.
Well, there's not a day goes by when I don't get up and say thank you to somebody.
What I do now is all my dad's fault, because he bought me a guitar as a boy, for no apparent reason. Families, Children & Parenting
Women like being kissed. Women
You can avoid the press if you really want to and I don't walk around with five security guards either because I think that just draws attention.
You can be with one of the most beautiful women in the world and still be unhappy. Women
You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it's all about family. Life ;Families, Children & Parenting
You know I think I could give a little more back to charity.
You know my wife, she's 6 ft 1 she can beat anyone up.
You know, I had no trouble with the girls.
You know, it's just my dream came true.
You learn a lot about yourself doing physical work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
You shouldn't be in the music business if you're posing. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Business, Commerce & Finance
You've got to have this burning desire in your chest to succeed.

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