Rod Stewart is an English singer, of Scottish origin, who discovered music at 12 years old when his father offered him his very first guitar. As a child, he predestined himself for a career as a professional footballer, but the adventure will have no future. It was in 1967 that he really entered the musical career when he met Jeff Beck, former guitarist of the "Yardbirds" with whom he founded the "Jeff Beck Group". Group which will produce 2 rather interesting albums. Then in 1969, he formed the group "Faces". Between 1970 and 1971, 4 albums will be released, with a very rock’n’roll sound. 1971 will be the year of the emancipation of the artist who released his solo album "Every picture tells a story" which contains the flagship single "Maggie May". In 1975, it was with a takeover of the Sutherland brothers, "Sailing", that he experienced one of his biggest successes. Followed in 1976 by the album "A night on the town" which contains the title "Tonight’s the night", which becomes the hit of the summer. 1977 will be the year of the hits "You’re in my heart" and "I don’t want to talk about it". And it was in 1979 that the planetary bomb "Da ya think i'm sexy" was released from the very controversial album "Blondes have more fun", a cult title which made him the essential star we know today. Follow 3 years where the success is less despite the release of 3 albums. Only the singles "Young turks" and "Tonight I’m yours" stand out. It was not until 1983 that he returned to success - limited to Europe - thanks to the album "Body wishes" and the now cult "Baby Jane" and to a lesser extent "What I am gonna do " 1984 and 1985 will be 2 sabbatical years for the artist before a return in 1986 with the album "Every beat of my heart" from which the single of the same name is taken. Who will experience a success of esteem once again in Europe. 1988 will be the year of a last success with the album "Out of order" in collaboration with an ex Duran Duran and an ex Chic and which will be his flagship single "Forever young".
He will continue the adventure for decades to come, but without being able to regain the incredible level of success he experienced during the 1980s ... Rod Stewart, a major artist of the 70s and 80s, will go down in history as much for his undeniable gifts as an artist as for his escapades and his excesses. Never mind, this is also part of his legend. To discover or rediscover. Discography (among others ...) :
• Maggie May 1971
• Mandolin wind 1971
• (I know) I'm losing you 1971
• You wear it well 1972
• Oh! No not my baby 1973
• Sailing 1975
• This old heart of mine 1975
• Tonight’s the night 1976
• The killing of Georgie (Part I and II) 1976
• I don’t want to talk about it 1977
• The first cut is the deepest 1977
• You’re in my heart 1977
• Hot legs 1978
• Da ya think i’m sexy 1979
• Passion 1980
• My girl 1980
• Tonight I’m yours 1981
• Young turks 1981
• How long 1982
• Baby Jane 1983
• What I am gonna do 1983
• Sweet surrender 1983
• Infatuation 1984
• Some guys have all the luck 1984
• People get ready 1985
• Love touch 1986
• Every beat of my heart 1986
• Another heartache 1986
• Lost in you 1988
• Forever young 1988
• My heart can't tell you no 1988
• Crazy about her 1989
• Downtown train 1989
• It takes two 1990
• Rhythm of my heart 1991
• The motown song 1991
• Broken arrow 1991
• Tom Traubert's blues (Waltzing Mathilda) 1992
• Ruby tuesday 1993
• Have I told you lately 1993
• All for love 1993
• You're the star 1995
• If we fall in love tonight 1996
• Ooh la la 1998
• Faith of the heart 1999
• Run back into your arms 2000
• I can't deny it 2001
• Don't come around here 2001
• Bewitched, bothered and bewildered 2003
• Time after time 2004
• I've got a crush on you 2005
• Have you ever seen the rain ? 2006
• Fooled around and fell in love 2007
• Merry Christmas baby 2012
• She makes me happy 2013
• It's over 2013
• Can't stop me now 2013
• Everyday 2015
• Love is 2015
• Didn't I 2018
• One more time 2021
• I can't imagine 2021
1971 ... the beginnings in beatnik mode, hard to imagine at that time what the singer will become a few years later...to know simply one of the most incredible singers of all time !
1971 ... in the same vein. Anyway, the foundations are laid and the best is yet to come, that's clear. Just let it ripen ...
1971 ... a BIG year 1971 which allows the artist to show an obvious talent which only asks to do great things. And there are going to be great things ...
1972 ... the ramp-up is evident and the hits begin to chain year after year. The 'Stewart' style is slowly but surely structured ...
1973 ... the artist left to last at the sight of the quality of the titles he produced. Not only will he last, but above all he will literally explode and become one of the biggest phenomena of the end of the 20th century !
1975 ... then comes THIS title. The title that will change everything and confirm the huge potential of the singer. He simply signs here one of the biggest successes of his career, a smashing success which propels him One Shot to the summit of glory and fame ! MAS-TER-FUL !
1975 ... a sequel that will take advantage of the enormous suction effect caused by the previous title. There is success but without any measure with its predecessor ...
1976 ... a new year which starts with a resounding start with a new Intimiste title of any beauty and which confirms the statute of phenomenon of the moment of the singer. MA-GIC !
1976 ... a year 1976 decidedly placed under the 'emotional' register. An area in which he links top hit to top hit, so why change !
1977 ... another demonstration of his extraordinary talent in this very special register ! Time is suspended and everything floats in the air as if by magic ...
1977 ... we continue in the same register. It is true that at some point, it may be necessary to explore new paths ...
1977 ... well, for the moment, there is nothing to do, it's Intimist, Intimist, Intimist. But when you see the quality, how can you resist it ...
1978 ... things finally start to move. The tempo accelerates significantly and positions the singer on a path that will make him familiar with the stars ...
1978 ... a meeting with the stars which will take place thanks to this title, the hit of the planetary consecration ! The intergalactic hit which literally explodes the notoriety of the singer. He surely signs here one of the biggest Dance hits of the 70s and of the end of the XXth century. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1980 ... one would have thought that the transition to the 80s would be much more complicated to manage than expected as he is marked '70s'. What néni, on the contrary. Not only will he adapt perfectly but in addition he will deliver new pieces of anthology. Yes Yes, it's possible !
1980 ... when Rod embarked on the luxury cover, he gives this. A magnificent reinterpretation of the cult title of the Temptations dating from 1964 and which brings up to date a 16 year old title, great feat !
1981 ... the beginning of the 1980s which continues with fanfare with this new mega hit Dance. A title that positions the singer as one of the biggest phenomena of the moment. And it's far from over !
1981 ... the "phenomenon" unfolds and the mega hits are linked again at an impressive speed. Everything he touches immediately turns to gold. The artist literally walks on water !
1982 ... new luxury revival this time of the cult title of Ace dating from 1975. And once again, the copy is almost as good as the original, something very rare !
1983 ... after having signed one of the biggest Dance hits of the 70s, he repeats by signing this time one of the biggest Dance hits of the 80s. A phenomenal feat, that very few artists will have realized and that positions him indisputably as one of the greatest singers of all time. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1983 ... an inspiration constantly renewed which hits the target every time. Every title that comes out in this decade almost creates the event every time. Nothing and no one can stop him !
1983 ... a sweet break in an ocean of Dance hits. The singer returns to his first love and gives us a nice Intimist title as he knows how to do it so well
1984 ... the dynamic does not weaken by an Iota. The singer maintains an incredible level of excellence, which allows him to stay in the lead with disconcerting ease ...
1984 ... song after song, year after year, decade after decade the singer imposes his unique style and above all a talent really very above the average. HU-GE !
1985 ... a 'little' year 1985 with only one title on the clock. But again, very large caliber. He now alternates Intimist with Dance with real virtuosity. The brand of the Great, very Great !
1986 ... we say to each new year that it may be the last on top for him. It will not be for this decade in any case, the proof with this new top hit !
1986 ... each Intimist title released is extremely effective, whether during the 1970s or the 1980s. Few artists have done so at this level !
1986 ... a BIG year 1986 which sees the release of a plethora of large caliber titles. An Olympic form for the singer who does not fail year after year ...
1988 ... the decade 70 was great for the artist, the decade 80 will be no less. Two decades at the top while adapting perfectly each time to the musical standards of the moment. Class, real !
1988 ... one of the most extensive discography of the last 20 years, all artists combined. And an absolutely incredible number of top hits. Definitely one of the best artists of all time !
1988 ... the year 1987 exceptionally will not have been a good vintage for the artist. Deficit largely offset by the quality of the vintage 1988 !
1989 ... an 80s decade that ends in beauty with once again titles that will prove to be largely up to par. But what talent !
1989 ... nothing seems to alter either his enthusiasm or his ability to adapt to the musical changes of the different eras he is going through. A real chameleon !
1990 ... the duo of phew between two of the biggest names in the last two decades. Certainly, this title there will not remain as the best of their respective discography but it at least to have the potato, it is clear !
1991 ... it will have passed the decade 70, then the decade 80 and here he is which starts without any complex the decade 90. And the results are always of an incredible level. Simply phenomenal !
1991 ... and it continues, and it continues, and it continues. An exceptional longevity and above all a motivation which does not weaken by an Iota and which literally transcends him decade after decade
1991 ... a third mega hit for this year 1991, a level of success among the highest which has not faltered for almost 20 years, what more can I say ...
1992 ... new luxury cover in this new year with this cover of the title of Tom Waits dating from 1976. And as always on covers, we always have the impression that he is the original interpreter of the title so much he knows how to give them a completely new and authentic consistency !
1993 ... this time, he pays tribute to the Stones through this cover of their title dating from 1966. And needless to say, it works perfectly again ...
1993 ... each decade has had its beautiful Intimist titles. For the 1990s, this title is largely part of it. Quite simply MA-GIC !
1993 ... look at this incredible collection of singers. Are gathered here quite simply 3 of the greatest singers of this end of the XXth century. An incredible, rare moment that inevitably produces an exceptional title. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1995 ... a decade which sees titles of 'emotion' of very large caliber at an incredible speed. Inspiration is at its best and produces top hit on top hit in this area. Can't stop him ...
1996 ... three decades at the top, an incredible longevity reserved exclusively for the most gifted. And he is necessarily part of it, the proof once again with this title !
1998 ... we are slowly but surely approaching the end of this 90s decade and he is still there, still trendy. On a track with strong Celtic accents, a musical base that has often been his throughout his career. Origins oblige !
1999 ... a decade which ends, like the others, in style. We could say, this time, it is indeed the last. No, with this kind of artist, anything is possible. See you in the year 2000. An absolutely exceptional career and one of the most prestigious, a model of its kind !
2000 ... we are not going to lie to each other, it is clear that the transition to the 2000s is not going to be successful at the height of what he has experienced in the past. He will even do more some figuration than anything else ...
2001 ... only this title will allow him to save the furniture during this decade. The will to do well is there but it is the general public who unfortunately went elsewhere ...
2001 ... teaming up with the younger generation could have allowed him to come back to the race a little bit. It's well tried but the miracle will not take place ...
2003 ... this time it is a legendary duo that is born on this cover of Vivienne Segal's title dating from 1940. But it is clear that the associations with women, even the most talented like Cher, do not succeed him more than that. Frankly shame ...
2004 ... take back old standards that had their heyday like this song by Sara Vaughan dating from 1946 starts from a good feeling, that's for sure. But from there to do just that, not sure that this is the best strategy ...
2005 ... new association of shock but above all of charm with another living glory, namely Diana Ross. All on this revisited version of the title of Georges Gershwin dating from 1930, a luxury cover that will unfortunately do no better than the others in terms of success in the Charts ...
2006 ... we continue in the luxury cover with this time this revisited version of the title of Creedence Clearwater Revival dating from 1971. Same basic recipe, same results in the Charts ...
2007 ... it is the title of Elvin Bishop dating from 1976 that he covers here without bringing any major innovation. He is far from demerit, but none of its covers will have succeeded in surpassing the models from which they were inspired ...
2012 ... after the luxury covers of great standards, the time has come for covers special Christmas album. At one point, unfortunately too many covers risk killing the covers ......
2013 ... finally something new, it was high time. The only problem is that the delay with the competition is such that coming back to the front of the pack is more some miracle now than anything else ...
2013 ... a nice title as he knows how to do them so well. Despite an obvious desire to make quality, nothing helps and this title will also pass somewhat under the radar ...
2013 ... all is not definitively lost since he will succeed in obtaining a 'small' hit with this title and this on both sides of the Atlantic. Like what, in music, you always have to believe in it ...
2015 ... the young generation gives him a nice gift by allowing him to participate in this title. A title in a musical style that has nothing to do with what he usually does, which does not spoil anything. A daring bet but a gamble won in the end !
2015 ... he will definitely have gone through all styles. Here it is in Celtico-Country mode, a mixture to say the least astonishing. Subtle mixture that will not benefit him more than that once again ...
2018 ... he puts the table back in the duo mode of shock and charm. It starts once again from a good feeling but this one will not succeed to him more than the others ...
2021 ... and here he is entering his 7th decade of career, who would have believed it ? Exceptional longevity for an artist who is no less ...
2021 ... and it goes on and on and on. Nothing, and no one, seems to be able to stop his desire to continue the adventure at all costs. A desire to believe in it always and again which necessarily forces respect ...
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