ROD STEWART, born Roderick David Stewart 78 years ago lost his wild rock
hairs a long time ago. Over the years he decided to become a smooth crooner.
Whatever, we still have his now-and-then stupendous 60s/70s records (Faces
and solo) to get us going.
Sir Rod Stewart called into a Sky News live phone-in offering to donate money for patient scans after hearing stories from callers about their issues trying to access treatment in the NHS. The musician said it was “ridiculous” people were waiting so long for treatment and said he would like to donate money to pay for “10 or 20 scans” for those who called in.
Chameleon rocker (from Small Face to old-fashioned crooner) ROD STEWART
is, I’ll be honest, a phenomenon. With his – pretty unique – hoarse rock ‘n’ have fun
voice he made young girls go crazy in his early days and with his even hoarser voice
of the past 2 decades he makes those same girls – now (grand)mothers – and their daughters go crazy. Well done, macho Mod!
Living soul legend Stevie Wonder wrote Sir Duke in tribute to Duke Ellington,
the influential jazz legend who had died in 1974. The lyrics also refer to Count Basie,
Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald.
The song reached the number one spot on the US Singles Chart 45 years ago today, on 21 May 1972.