1998 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart performs a series of one-hour shows along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood to promote his current album “When We Were the New Boys.” Leaving behind the arenas and amphitheaters that have been his usual haunts for a quarter-century, the 53-year-old singer begins his whirlwind […]
1997 – The original lineup of the Zombies – Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, Chris White, Hugh Grundy, and Paul Atkinson – play onstage for the first time in 30 years. The reunited members perform their hits “She’s Not There” and “Time Of The Season” to a cheering crowd in London’s Jazz Cafe.
1995 – Rod Stewart’s jet is forced to land at Landvetter Gothenburg International Airport in Sweden after it collides with a bird. Stewart melodramatically declares, “I almost crashed.” Aviation officials describe the event as “undramatic.”
1995 – Rod Stewart sets an attendance record for Wembley Stadium with a concert crowd of 90,000. The 1985 Live Aid concert drew 72,000.
1994 – Celebrity accountant Martin Stainton vanishes. Some think he’s taken a lot of Rod Stewart’s, Tina Turner’s, and Simple Minds’ money with him.
1992 – A Los Angeles judge throws out a $25 million palimony suit brought against British rock singer Rod Stewart by Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kelly Emberg, his longtime girlfriend. She had claimed the couple lived together as husband and wife.
1992 – Rod Stewart and his wife, model Rachel Hunter, have their first child, Renee, in London. Stewart has three other children.
1991 – Rod Stewart’s “Motown Song” reaches its chart pinnacle of No. 10. It’s only slightly worse than the current No. 1: Color Me Badd’s “I Adore Mi Amor.”
1989 – Rod Stewart is knocked unconscious after hitting his head onstage.
1982 – Rod Stewart mugged and robbed of his $50,000 Porsche by a gunman in broad daylight on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
1979 – The music for UNICEF concert took place in New York City featuring Rod Stewart, The Bee Gees, Earth Wind and Fire, Abba and Donna Summer.
1978 – Player started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Baby Come Back’, a No.32 hit in the UK, the groups only UK hit. Peter Beckett grew up in Liverpool, England, where he spent four years playing in a band called Palladin. He quit to come to America […]