Rod Stewart, otherwise known as “Rod the Mod”, is a British rock singer and songwriter. Aside from his widely acclaimed musical career, he is also known for his support for the football club Celtic FC. He is well known as one of the best selling music artists of all time, after having sold 100 million records worldwide. Born in England, his breakthrough came in 1963 when Jeff Beck recruited him as a vocalist for his eponymous group; but this was merely the beginning as Stewart progressed to join The Faces later on that decade. 1969 saw Stewart’s first solo album, ‘An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down’. In the 1970s, Stewart joined the Faces whilst still maintaining his solo work – his first solo single was a cover of the Sunderland Brothers song ‘Sailing’, and hit number one in the UK charts. This very same single hit the charts again years later, after it was used as the theme music for a BBC documentary series about HMS Ark Royal. Having been a hit twice over, ‘Sailing’ became, and remains, Stewart’s best-selling single in the UK. He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK, and his tally of 62 UK hit singles includes 31 that reached the top 10, six of which where Number 1 in the UK Charts. In 2007, he was awarded a CBE for services to music.