Rod: The Autobiography - Chapters 5 - 6 Summary & Analysis

Rod Stewart
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Chapters 5 - 6 Summary

In Chapter Five, Stewart meets John Rowlands and Geoff Wright, two men interested in sponsoring Stewart's music and working as his mangers. At first, Stewart was hesitant: "I was smart enough to know that these are famously shark-infested waters—and that, classically, this is the moment in the story when the emerging singer naively, and possibly even drunkenly, signs everything away". But after reviewing the contract and calculating the numbers with his brother Don, Stewart agreed to work with them. Rowlands and Wright worked diligently to promote Stewart, although attracting willing producers proved difficult at first. Some in the British music scene viewed Stewart as too unattractive or that his voice was too rough and off-putting for commercial success. Regardless, Stewart's managers were able to solidify a record deal with Decca Records - the record label that famously worked with...

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