When Rod Stewart Was 'Rod The Mod'

By Rebeka Knott
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.