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Rod: The Autobiography
Rod Stewart has had incredible life, and here, in a highly amusing and candid memoir, he tells the whole thing, leaving no knickers under the bed. A rollicking rock 'n' roll adventure that is at times deeply moving, this is the remarkable journey of a guy with one hell of a voice - and one hell of a head of hair.
Born the working-class son of a Scottish plumber in North London, Rod has flirted with some diverse career paths from gravedigger to professional football before entering his musical career. Starting out in the early 1960's playing the clubs on the London R&B scene, before he was appraoched by the legendary Long John Baldry while busking one night on a railway platform. The rest is a well documented history. Stints with pioneering acts like the Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket, and the Jeff Beck Group soon followed, paving the way into a raucous five years with the Faces, the rock star's rock band, whose offstage antics with alcohol, wrecked hotel rooms and groupies have become the stuff of legend. A solo career that has seen him sell an estimated 200 million records, be inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, and play the world's largest ever concert. Not bad, as he says, for a guy with a frog in his throat.
'One of the most entertaining, revealing, captivating books of the year' Independent.
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