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1998. Rod Stewart. “Never a Dull Moment”

This is the third album I recorded with Rod Stewart. It was originally released on vinyl in 1972…now on CD. It became a UK number-one album (for two weeks) and reached number two on the US Album chart the same year. The track, “You Wear It Well”, co-written by Stewart and classical guitarist Martin Quittenton, was a smash hit (another UK No. 1; in USA No. 13), as well as “Twistin’ the Night Away”, a song originally recorded by Sam Cooke.

I played piano on “Italian Girls”, and bass on “I’d Rather Go Blind”. I could only stay a couple of weeks (hence not being able to stay for the inside cover photo shoot) because I had to fly back to the states to take possession of a house Nicky Hopkins was renting me on Melrose Ave in Mill Valley. He had asked me to join a band he was getting together after he got back from a Rolling Stones tour. — with Martin Quittenton, Rod Stewart, Ian McLagan, Ronnie Wood and Micky Waller.