“I’m a rock star because I couldn’t be a soccer star.”
— Rod Stewart
Roderick David “Rod” Stewart was born on this day in Highgate, North London, England in 1945. He is 68 years old.
With apologies to Stewart fans, the appeal of “Rod the Mod” has always eluded me. I’m more of a David Bowie fan. Heck, I’m more of a Jon Stewart fan. But it IS Rod’s birthday, and I do like a few songs so here goes…
Mandolin Wind (played, oddly enough, on a banjo)..
For those of you living in the Chicago area …Tonight’s THE Night! You can wish Rod a big Happy Birthday by attending his concert at the United Center tonight (Tickets range from $39.50 to $650.00 — but if you go for the extra cash, you get limited edition tour lithograph, so it’s totally worth it.)