When Rod Stewart Was 'Rod The Mod'

By | January 5, 2019

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Rod Stewart and Faces. Concert in USA. April 1975. Source: (Photo by WATFORD/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

During the groovy era, countless, hip music artists were front and center; each one doing their best to carve out their own niche. In the decade of the Woodstock Festival, there was no shortage of iconic music groups and soloists. It was a time of sex, drugs and rock and roll with a mentality of “anything goes.” People were in their own groove during the ‘60s when Rod Stewart became well known.

Rod Stewart is a British singer, songwriter, producer and musician who began his career as a teenager in 1961. He was first into the beatnik scene, but soon embraced Mod culture, a distinctive subculture in Britain centered on fashionable clothing and American R&B music. 

Rod Stewart was affectionately nicknamed 'Rod the Mod'

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Rod Stewart. Source: (rollingstone.com)

Rod Stewart began his spectacular music career in the early '60s, and his looks and style earned him the nickname "Rod the Mod." As a fashion icon, he was known almost as much for his spiky hair and stylish outfits as he has been for that soulful singing voice.

Musically, Stewart has always been known for creating and performing classic rock and roll, pop rock, blues rock, folk rock as well as some soul music. His signature raspy voice and limber body, jumping around on stage at live performances, thrust him into the spotlight and landed him in huge demand.