Roderick David Stewart, born 10 January 1945, Highgate, London, England. The leading UK rock star of
the 70s started his career as an apprentice professional with Brentford Football Club (over the years
Stewart has made it known that football is his second love). Following a spell roaming Europe with folk
artist Wizz Jones in the early 60s he returned to join Jimmy Powell And The Five Dimensions in 1963.
This frantic R&B band featured Rod playing furious harmonica, reminiscent of James Cotton and Little
Walter. As word got out, he was attracted to London and was hired by Long John Baldry in his band the
Hoochie Coochie Men (formerly Cyril Davies' All Stars).
Without significant success outside the club scene, the band disintegrated and evolved into the
Steampacket, with Baldry, Stewart, Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll, Mickey Waller and Rick Brown