The long awaited autobiography of one of rock's legends.
Rod Stewart was born in 1945 in North London. He is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Living Legend, and in 2007 was bestowed the prestigious CBE (Commander of the British Empire). He has garnered an estimated 200 million in album and single sales with hit songs including- 'Maggie May', 'Tonight's the Night', 'Sailing', 'Baby Jane', 'Hot Legs', 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?', 'Young Turks', 'Rhythm of My Heart', 'Stay With Me', 'Mandolin Wind', 'You Wear It Well', and many more. He lives with his wife, Penny Lancaster, and their children in Beverly Hills, California and Epping, Essex.
He is enjoyably gossipyabout friends such as Elton John and
about his many exes - including Britt Ekland, who loved making eggy
bread for his bandmates, and his former wife Rachel Hunter, the
only one to have broken his heart. Written in a cheery, faintly
ironic style (there's even a chapter devoted to his haircut), this
is a very enjoyable romp. * DAILY MAIL *
...amiably and self-knowingly told... the tone pitched right and the jokes good...He writes articulately about music: where a drummer sits on the beat, or what makes a song bombproof. It's the work of someone who really knows his craft, and loves it. * Guardian *
Behind the rock'n'roll persona, vividly portrayed in his new memoir, is a self deprecating man of manners...highly entertaining. * The Sunday Times *
Quite the life you've led... the stories in here, I mean, I blushed a little * Graham Norton *
It really is a rollercoaster ride...It's a proper book. It's not frothy. It's not candy flossy...It is no holds barred. You wrote it yourself, it's so obvious. It's your voice all the way through * Chris Evans *
Rock legend Stewart traces his five-decade career from being the lead singer in the Jeff Beck Band and the group Faces through his highly successful solo years. Stewart is candid and humorous as he discusses his music, wild days on the road with his band, amusing anecdotes about his great friendship with Elton John, and a seemingly endless list of affairs and marriages with tall leggy blondes (all together he has been married three times and has eight children). Digressions along the way delve into his passion for cars, model railroads, and his most identifiable asset-his hair. Simon Vance expertly captures the man. VERDICT Stewart's legions of lifelong followers and fans of rock 'n' roll musician tell-alls will enjoy this amusing behind-the-scenes romp with "Rod the Mod."-Phillip Oliver, Univ. of North Alabama, Florence (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.