Rod Stewart Tickets
The 71 years old singer Rod Stewart is one of the most popular male singers of all time. According to Billboard Magazine in 2008, he’s the 17th most popular artist in the history of music – worldwide. He’s famous for his distinguished raspy voice and unique, easily recognizable singing style. Although his cover-versions are among his most famous works, he still considers himself first and foremost a songwriter and this process was the thing that drawn him into the music world.
Anyone who has been exposed to popular music during the last 40 years couldn’t miss the presence of Rod Stewart – even if you haven’t heard his name. He had 62 smashing hits, 31 of which reached the opening top 10 and 6 number 1 hits. In 2016 he was offered a knight’s title from the Queen, not only for his musical career, but for his charity work as well.
Rod Stewart started as the vocalist of the “Faces” band, but reached his highest popularity as solo rock-pop artist in the 70’s and 80’s. At first he was highly influenced by the early Bob Dylan works and like his whole family he liked Al Johnson. It is plausible to say he combined all his influences successfully, having elements of folk, jazz, rock and pop in his music. His variety allowed him to overcome the passage of time and have 40 years of successful career while remaining relevant and interesting despite some of his albums in the 80’s wasn’t brilliant and described by Steward himself as “awful”. Nowadays Stewart presents his familiar look and haircut and performing extensively, presenting a living classic of popular music from the last quarter of 20th century.
Stewart’s songs – then and now
Among some of the most famous songs of Rod Stewart we may find “Maggie May”, “Mandolin Wind”, “Reason to Believe”, “The Killing of Georgie” (revolutionary song describing the hardships of the gay community back in the days), “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”, “Sailing” and many more. Although many of the songs is Stewarts’ career were cover versions done upon request of the higher powers in the world of music, his own songs are well done and fresh, playing major part in his career. For reference, in 2013 he released his 29th album called “Time”, described as his most personal work. The album presented a deep artist who still has a lot to offer to his audience.