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His daughter, Kimberly Stewart, designs shoes. (

Ranked #71 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll. (

In an early stage of The Kinks, before future front man Ray Davies was willing to be the lead singer, they recruited Stewart (who grew up in the same neighborhood as the Davies brothers) as a singer. After a couple weeks of trying to be a band, Stewart and the future The Kinks found that they didn't get along that well, with their musical tastes being too different, and parted ways. (

His brothers and sisters are Mary, Peggy, Don & Bob. (

Lead singer for 70s rock group The Faces. (

Gave friend Elton John the nickname "Sharon". (

In 1998 he bought the Victorian mansion Stargroves in Hampshire, which had previously belonged to Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. (

Covered Elton John's hit song "Your Song". (

Was a former professional soccer player with Brentford Football Club, before becoming a musician. Rod was successfully sued by Brazilian singer Jorge Ben who claimed the tune to Rod's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" was too similar to his song "Taj Mahal". Ben won the lawsuit and asked Rod to donate all his profits from the song to UNICEF. (

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. (

Proposed to girlfriend Penny Lancaster at the top of the Eiffel Tower on March 9, 2005. The couple plan to marry once his divorce from Rachel Hunter is finalised. (

He put on the first concert at SkyDome in Toronto, Canada in 1989. (

Winner of the 1993 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution. (

Ranked #94 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists. (

He has 6 children: Kimberly Stewart (b. 21 August 1979); Sean Stewart (b. 1 September 1980) born to Alana Stewart (ex-wife of actor George Hamilton; Ruby Stewart (b. 17 June 1987), born to Kelly Emberg, his girlfriend at the time; Renee Stewart (b. 1 June 1992), Liam McAlister (b. 4 September 1994), born to ex-wife Rachel Hunter, a model, and Alistair Wallace Stewart (b. 27 November 2005), born to fiancée Penny Lancaster. (

Voted the sexiest male spectacles wearer in a 2004 poll by Specsavers opticians. (

5th child of Robert & Elsie Stewart. (

Contray to rumor, he did not play the harmonica on Millicent Small's 1964 #2 hit "My Boy Lollipop", her credited as Millie. (

Underwent successful surgery for thyroid cancer in July 2000, and announced he was completely recovered in January 2001. (

Although he was born in England, he has Scottish blood and prefers to be considered a Scotsman. (

Received a star (#2093) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. [October 11, 2005] (

First artist to record the Burt Bacharach/Carole Bayer Sager song "That`s What Friends Are For" (for the movie Night Shift (1982)), four years before it became a number one hit for Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder. (

His fiancée, Penny Lancaster, had a baby boy at St. John and St. Elizabeth Hospital at 2:24 AM on November 27, 2005. They named the child Alistair Wallace Stewart. (

Was the original lead singer of the Jeff Beck Group. However, when the band was scheduled to appear at Woodstock he quit on the eve of the show due to the fact that his best friend Ron Wood, who was playing bass at the time, was kicked out. (

Supporter of Glasgow Celtic Football Club. (

He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen`s New Years Honors List for his services to music. (

Once worked as a gravedigger. (

Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture. [14 November 2006] (

Married Penny Lancaster on board his yacht "Lady Anne MaGee" in the harbor of Portofino, Italy (16 June 2007). (

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