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Rod Stewart Through the Years

Follow his life in pictures, from his time in the Faces to his solo career

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Rod Stewart plays a Vox Mark XII 12-string guitar while performing on the TV Show Ready Steady Go! at Television House in London on October 30th, 1964.

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UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of FACES and Rod STEWART; posed portrait of Rod Stewart lying on grass wearing striped bathing costume, Faces era (Photo by RB/Redferns)


Striped Suit

Rod Stewart lies in the grass wearing a striped bathing suit, circa 1972.

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Watford FC

Elton John and Rod Stewart wear the uniforms of Watford FC at Vicarage Road in the United Kingdom on November 7th, 1973.  Elton John was the vice-president of Watford FC at the time.

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Ron Wood and Friends

Elton John and Rod Stewart at a Ron Wood and Friends concert at Kilburn State Gaumont Theatre in London on July 13th, 1974.

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Mick Gold/Redferns

Football at the Apollo

Rod Stewart of Faces performs with a soccer ball at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, United Kindom on December 18th, 1974.

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Sharing the Mic

Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart of Faces sing into the same microphone while performing in Hawaii on September 1st, 1975.

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A Gift of Song

Rod Stewart, Andy Gibb, Kris Kristofferson and Olivia Newton-John rehearse for the UNICEF: A Gift of Song Concert in New York on January 9th, 1979.

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Ebet Roberts/Redferns

For the Fans

Rod Stewart performs while lying over the edge of the stage, reaching toward his fans in New York on June 8th, 1979.

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Rod Stewart clowns around backstage before a concert during his tour to support the album Tonight I'm Yours at the Cow Palace in San Francisco in 1981.

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Warming Up

Rod Stewart (second from left) warms up with his band comprised of Wally Stocker, Jim Cregan and Jay Davis backstage at the Forum in Los Angeles on December 1st, 1981.

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Just Married

Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter immediately following their wedding at Beverly Hill Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills on December 15th, 1990.

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Brit Awards

Kenney Jones, Bill Wyman, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Rod Stewart (front) at the Brit Awards in London on February 16th, 1993.

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Fashion Rocks

Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood perform at the Fashion Rocks concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York on November 8th, 2004.

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American Music Awards

Rod Stewart performs during the 32nd Annual American Music Awards rehearsal at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood on November 12th, 2004.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame

Rod Stewart is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his achievements in music.  He is joined by his children Kimberly Stewart, Sean Stewart, Ruby Stewart, Liam McCalister and wife Penny Lancaster.

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Hard Rock Live

Rod Stewart performs at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on January 31st, 2008.