October 1979: Rod Stewart's "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" Released

Rod Stewart's Greatest HIts on vinyl
Photo Credit
(Warner Bros)

By the fall of 1979, it was time for Rod Stewart to release a greatest hits album for Warner Brothers. Having jumped to the label in 1975 with the Atlantic Crossing album, Stewart had racked up an impressive string of hits ripe for compiling (not to mention the impending holiday shopping season).



Showcasing singles from A Night on the Town (1976), Footloose & Fancy Free (1977), and Blondes Have More Fun (1978), the collection included #1 hits “Maggie May” and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” Released on October 12, 1979 and featuring a hard-to-miss bright pink cover, Rod Stewart's Greatest Hits Vol. 1 landed in plenty of holiday stockings that year.

Artist Name

Read More

(Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Fun fact: music legend Leon Russell played piano on the original recording of "Monster Mash."
(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band is also on board for renaming the bridge.
On this day in '77, the legendary 'Rumours' took ahold of the No. 1 throne, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time. From the drama, drugs and divorce that fueled the album to why "Silver Springs" didn't make the cut, here are seven facts you should know about the album. What's your favorite song off the landmark album?

Facebook Comments