Before his notoriety as an international "Ladies Man" and football fanatic, Rod Stewart started his musical career as a credible artist.
After an unsuccessful apprenticeship with Brentford football club, Stewart joined Long John Baldry's group, The Hoochie Coochie Men, in 1964. Only a year later and following a name change to Steampacket, the band was supporting the Rolling Stones on tour.
Joining the Jeff Beck Group as lead vocalist in 1966 gave Stewart his first nationwide exposure. When that band broke up, he joined The Faces, who quickly earned themselves a reputation for being a boozy, boisterous rock and roll band. For the next six years, Stewart would run a parallel solo career, which drew critical acclaim for the warmth of his song writing style.