|Birth name||Roderick David Stewart|
|Born||10 January 1945 (1945-01-10) |
North London, England
|Genres||Rock, Pop rock, Folk rock, Blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, Blues rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica|
Stewart's 1971 solo album Every Picture Tells a Story made him a household name when the B-side of his minor hit "Reason to Believe", "Maggie May", started receiving radio play. The album and the single hit number one in both the US and the UK simultaneously, a chart first, in September. A loss of innocence tale set off by a striking mandolin part (by Ray Jackson of Lindisfarne), "Maggie May" was also named in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, which is one of three songs by him to appear on that list.
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