Rod Stewart Death and Obituary Hoax – Is Roderick ‘Rod’ Stewart dead or alive has been the questions fans are curious about following the recent death of Jeff Beck who passed on from bacterial meningitis infection at the age of 78. Roderick David Stewart was born on 10 January 1945 at 507 Archway Road, Highgate, North London, and reared in London. He is of Scottish and English descent. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 250 million records worldwide with his trademark raspy singing voice.
In the United Kingdom, he has ten number-one albums and 31 top-ten singles, six of which have reached number one. Stewart has had 16 top ten singles in the United States, including four number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100. In the 2016 Birthday Honours, he was knighted for services to music and charity.
Stewart began his musical career in 1962, when he began busking with a harmonica. He joined The Dimensions as a harmonica player and vocalist in 1963. Stewart joined Long John Baldry and the All Stars in 1964 before joining the Jeff Beck Group in 1967. In addition to joining the Faces in 1969, he maintained a solo career, releasing his debut album that year. Stewart’s early recordings were a mash-up of rock, folk, soul, and R&B.
His third album, 1971’s Every Picture Tells a Story, was his breakthrough, topping the charts in the UK, US, Canada and Australia, as did its song “Maggie May”. Never a Dull Moment, his 1972 follow-up album, similarly achieved number one in the UK and Australia, as well as number three in the US and Canada. Its lead single, “You Wear It Well,” topped the UK charts and was a significant hit worldwide.
Stewart was born during WWII at home, eight years after his nearest sibling.
The family was neither prosperous nor destitute; Stewart was spoiled as the youngest, and has described his childhood “fantastically joyful”. He had a mediocre performance in Highgate Primary School and failed the eleven plus exam. He then attended Muswell Hill’s William Grimshaw Secondary Modern School (formerly Fortismere School). When his father retired from the building profession, he bought a newsagent’s business on Archway Road and resided above it. Railway modeling was Stewart’s main passion.
Stewart’s father had played in a local amateur team and had managed various teams, and one of Stewart’s earliest memories was of the images of Scottish players such as George Young and Gordon Smith that his brothers had on the wall.
Stewart was the family’s most talented footballer and a fan of Arsenal F.C. at the time.
He became captain of the school football team and played for Middlesex Schoolboys as a centre-half, combining natural agility with near-reckless aggression.