Rod Stewart first gained notoriety as vocalist in the Jeff Beck Group in the late 1960s. He went on to sing for raucous bar-room rockers the Faces and started a simultaneous solo career that eventually eclipsed that of his band. Moving from folk-rock through pop, disco, jazz and more, Stewart carved out a multi-decade career as a strutting, soul-influenced singer with equal amounts of talent and charisma, and piled up an astonishing number of hit singles and platinum albums. Stewart's career has seen more than one rebirth; in 1993 his acoustic UNPLUGGED performance brought him renewed acclaim as a sensitive song interpreter. Ten years later, with the help of Clive Davis, he gained even more notoriety as a smooth crooner of orchestrated jazz standards.