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Name: Rod Stewart                                                                 
Birth name: Roderick David Stewart                                                 
Also known as Rod the Mod                                                         
Born: 10 January 1945 London, England                                             
Roderick "Rod" David Stewart (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and             
songwriter born and raised in London, England, with Scottish and English           
With a distinctive, raspy voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s     
and early '70s with The Jeff Beck Group and then The Faces and began a solo       
career in 1969, with his debut album An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down.     
With his career in its fifth decade, Stewart has achieved numerous hit singles     
worldwide, most notably in the UK, where he has garnered six consecutive number   
one albums and his tally of 62 hit singles include 24 that reached the top 10,     
six of which gained the number one position. It has been estimated that Stewart's 
album and single sales total more than 250 million, easily earning him a           
place on the list of best-selling music artists. His biggest-selling song was     
the 1978 disco hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?", which was atypical of his earlier     
output, marking the beginning of a blatantly commercial era for Stewart, and       
which actually damaged his credibility amongst many critics and longtime fans.