Brit awardee for Outstanding Contribution to Music, Grammy awardee for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, first-ever Diamond awardee from World Music Awards, UK Music Hall of Fame inductee and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee are only a few of the dozens of recognitions that Rod Stewart has received throughout his amazing career. He is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic singers ever. James Brown was also known to have called him music’s “Best white soul singer.”
Rod is also one of the top-selling artists in history, selling more than 120 million records worldwide! Nine of his albums have gone number-one and have hit the album charts in the UK. Thirty-one of his incredible singles have made it to the top 10 UK Singles Charts. In the United States, six of his songs have reached the Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Charts, four of which topping it.
Danny Whitten, the composer of “I Don’t Want To Talk About It,” originally wrote the song for the band Crazy Horse for their self titled album “Crazy Horses” that was released in 1971. It is one of the most famous songs the Whitten has ever written. It became super famous, though, because of Rod Stewart’s cover, which he recorded in Sheffield, Alabama. It was an instant hit the moment it was released, even landing the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the United States.
Over the years, numerous artists have covered this song, but the team up of Rod Stewart and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a British Orchestra based in London, is probably the best version you will ever hear of this iconic song. Watch the amazing video below and enjoy such a rare masterpiece!
Rod Stewart has been an icon since the 70s, and up till now at 75, he still is a master of his craft!