Discovered busking in a train station in the early 1960s by British blues pioneer Long John Baldry. Baldry was so impressed with Stewart's vocal prowess, he invited him to join his band, The Hoochie Coochie Men. Stewart has often admitted in interviews that he owes his great success to that chance meeting with Baldry.
He has eight children: Sarah Thubron Streeter (born 1964) born to art student Susannah Boffey; Kimberly Stewart (born 21 August 1979) and Sean Stewart (born 1 September 1980) born to Alana Stewart (ex-wife of actor George Hamilton; Ruby Stewart (born 17 June 1987), born to Kelly Emberg, his girlfriend at the time; Renee Stewart (born 1 June 1992), Liam McAlister Stewart (born 4 September 1994), born to ex-wife Rachel Hunter, a model, Alistair Wallace Stewart (born 27 November 2005) and Aiden Stewart (born 16 February, 2011), born to wife Penny Lancaster.
Contray to rumor, he did not play the harmonica on Millicent Small's 1964 #2 hit "My Boy Lollipop", her credited as Millie.
Lead singer for the 1970s rock group The Faces.
Had relationships with Dee Harrington (1971-1975), Kelly Emberg (1983-1990), Bebe Buell and Britt Ekland.
First artist to record the Burt Bacharach/Carole Bayer Sager song "That's What Friends Are For" (for the movie Night Shift (1982)), four years before it became a number one hit for Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder.
He put on the first concert at SkyDome in Toronto, Canada in 1989.
Winner of the 1993 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution.
In 1998, he bought the Victorian mansion Stargroves in Hampshire, which had previously belonged to Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones.
Underwent successful surgery for thyroid cancer in July 2000, and announced he was completely recovered in January 2001.
Voted the sexiest male spectacles wearer in a 2004 poll by Specsavers opticians.
Proposed to girlfriend Penny Lancaster at the top of the Eiffel Tower, France, on March 9, 2005. They married according to their plan, on board his yacht "Lady Anne MaGee" in the Portofino harbor, Italy, after his divorce from Rachel Hunter was finalized.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to music.
The 2009 Sunday Times List estimated his net worth at $164 million.
Received a star (#2093) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. [October 11, 2005]