With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and the early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group, and then with Faces, though his music career had begun in 1962 when he took up busking with a harmonica. In October 1963, he joined the Dimensions as a harmonica player and part-time vocalist. In 1964, Stewart joined Long John Baldry and the All Stars, and in August, Stewart signed a solo contract, releasing his first single, "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl", in October. He maintained a solo career alongside a group career, releasing his debut solo album, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down in 1969. Stewart's early albums were a fusion of rock, folk music, soul music, and R&B.
From the late 1970s through the 1990s, Stewart's music often took on a new wave or soft rock/middle-of-the-road quality, and in the early 2000s, he released a series of successful albums interpreting the Great American Songbook. In 1994, Stewart staged the largest free rock concert in history when he performed in front of 3.5 million people in Rio de Janeiro.
This survivor will portray 64 singles that went Top40 in UK or in US, although for his 2000s singles I used US AC Top20 as a reference, as new charting system will make almost impossible for him to score a hit. The songs that went to #1 in any of those two markets will be immune in Phase 1. The rest of the songs will battle in groups of 7 and only 2 will advance... it will be hard but I don't expect many voters here so it will be ok.
The #1s that will be added in Phase 2 are:
Reason to Believe (1971)
Maggie May (1976)
You Wear It Well (1972)
Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) (1976)
I Don't Want to Talk About It (1977)
The First Cut Is the Deepest (1977)
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? (1978)
Baby Jane (1983)
All for Love (with Bryan Adams and Sting) (1993)
In the next post, Round 1!