His Biggest Hit Features A Swedish Woman Whispering In French

He made his American debut as a solo artist when Maggie May topped the charts in 1971. Rod Stewart was just getting warmed up.

Rod has accumulated more than 50 hit singles over the years. Among other honors, he’s a Grammy Award winner and also a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member.

The biggest of Rod Stewart’s hits came along in the fall of 1976. Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright) held on to the #1 spot for 8 weeks. In the song, actress Britt Ekland whispers in French. She was Rod’s girlfriend back then and she’s not French, she’s from Sweden.

I’ll be playing the song tonight on Throwback Thursday. Check out the video here:


 

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