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Roderick David Stewart, 10 January 1945, Highgate, London, England. The leading UK rock star of the 70s started his career as an apprentice professional with Glasgow Celtic and Brentford F.C. (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 Stewart 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 Baldry band disintegrated and evolved into the Steam Packet, with Baldry, Stewart, Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll, Mick Waller and Rick Brown.
Following a television documentary on the swinging mod scene, featuring...