The Maggie May singer – now more formally known as Sir Rod Stewart – lives in Essex and has consigned property to Sworders of Stansted Mountfitchet.
His selection of antique and decorative furnishings will be offered in the September 11 sale, and with estimates ranging from £60-3000, fans of varying pocket depth can pick up a bit of Rod rock star memorabilia.
The more than 60 lots include a pair of gilt bronze-mounted side tables, estimated at £2000-3000, a teak lounge armchair, with a cane back and a faux leopard print cushion (£250-350), a pair of late 19th century pier mirrors, (£2000-3000) and a set of four gilt bronze two-branch wall lights, (£800-1200).
The 30th album
Stewart, who was knighted at Buckingham Palace in October 2016, is now 73 but is as busy as ever – on September 28 he releases his 30th studio album Blood Red Roses. Born in London, he first rose to stardom with the Jeff Beck Group and in 1969, he joined what became known as the Faces.
A bandmate was Ronnie Wood of Rolling Stones fame (incidentally, items from the former home of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts are being offered in a separate auction at Gloucestershire saleroom Chorley’s).
Solo success such as Maggie May (1971) accompanied hits by the Faces – Stay with Me was also from 1971. Stewart moved to the US in 1975 and he became known for more ‘poppy’ sound and partying exploits, with Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? From 1978 another huge hit.
Like many musicians, the 1980s proved a more difficult time for Stewart, but by the 1990s his ‘throaty’, rockier voice was back in fashion and by 2004, when he had recorded four volumes of the Great American Songbook series, he picked up his first Grammy Award (best traditional pop vocal album) for Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III.
According to media reports, Stewart and his wife Penny Lancaster have moved to Durrington House, an 18th century mansion in Essex, which they bought in 2013 for £4.65m. He had put his previous Essex home, the 25-acre Wood House estate he bought in 1986, on the market.