Airbrushed out: the band that got rid of a “gruff voiced” Rod Stewart

Jimmy Powell and the five Dimensions with Rod Stewart. Picture: Ron Howard
Jimmy Powell and The Five Dimensions with their young vocalist Rod Stewart. Picture: Ron Howard

OK, confession time! I rather enjoyed Alan Yentob’s Rod Stewart documentary Can’t Stop Me Now. It’s been accused of being an unashamed piece of hagiography. Well perhaps it did veer towards the uncritical. But it did the trick and it told a kind of truth. So I can’t help feeling that the claim from the man at Metro that Stewart had Yentob  “slobbering all over him like an overheated spaniel” was perhaps just a little unfair.

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