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Profile of the Day: Rod Stewart

Happy birthday, Rod Stewart! Today the music legend turns 75.

Profile of the Day: Rod Stewart

Image: Rod Stewart / Helge Øverås, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.5)

Roderick David Stewart was born on January 10, 1945 in Highgate, North London, England to Robert Joseph Stewart and Elsie Rebecca Gilbart. Growing up, Stewart excelled at soccer and had ambitions to become a professional soccer player, but decided to pursue music instead. Before finding success in music, Stewart worked a series of odd jobs, including a short stint working at a funeral parlor.

His distinctive voice set him apart from other artists and after working with several different bands, he found success as a solo artist. Today, Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Some of his biggest hits include “Maggie May,” “Tonight’s the Night,” and “Forever Young.”

What’s our favorite song?

Explore Rod Stewart’s family tree on Geni and discover how you’re connected to the legendary musician.

View Rod Stewart’s Geni Profile


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