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In Pictures: Rod Stewart at 60

Rod Stewart in 1973

Rod Stewart celebrates his 60th birthday on 10 January. He rose to fame in The Faces - before embarking on a solo career known as much for loud costumes as hit songs.

Rod Stewart in 1987 at Heathrow Airport

His reputation as a ladies' man grew during the 70s and 80s, while the blond highlights were never far away.

Rod Stewart and Britt Ekland in 1975 at Tommy premiere. DO NOT USE AGAIN

Stewart had a high-profile relationship with former Bond girl Britt Ekland after her marriage to Peter Sellers broke down.

Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter in 1996

After Ekland, Stewart married Alana Hamilton, with whom he had two children. They divorced in 1984 and he later married New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (above) in 1991 - but the pair divorced eight years later after having two children.

Rod with girlfriend Kimberly Conrad in 1999

The party-friendly pop star, who continued to be a top concert draw and album-seller, was later seen with model Kimberly Conrad.

Stewart in celebrity football match

Stewart has always been a keen Scotland football supporter, and has taken part in several charity matches.

Rod's girlfriend Penny Lancaster

For the past four years, Stewart has been dating model Penny Lancaster, who has become a regular at premiere parties.

Rod on Parkinson in 2001

His career has been revitalised in the past few years, with hit albums and a stage show based on his life and music.

Rod on Parkinson in 2004

Having recently topped the US charts with His American Songbook and with tour dates coming up in May, Stewart appears in no mood to retire.

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