Rod Stewart revealed that he actually lost his virginity to the woman that inspired "Maggie May" -- but that it also was pretty much over before it began. During a chat with Radio Scotland, Rod recalled the incident that took place at England's Beaulieu Jazz Festival: "I don't know what her name was, I just called her 'Maggie May' so she'll never know. It all happened in a tent in about four seconds. That was my first encounter with a female, sexually-wise -- four seconds."

Rod remembered how years later his record company was less than thrilled upon hearing the soon-to-be future five-week U.S. chart-topper, "Maggie May": "I played it to them and they said, 'Where's the sing-along bit in the middle?' I said, 'There's no chorus, it just rambles on.' But they put it on the album."

In 1973 Rod Stewart appeared on ITV's Russell Harty Plus and recalled the night he was discovered by singer and bandleader, Long John Baldry: "I was just lookin' at the (Rolling) Stones one night -- this was about 10 years ago. And Mick (Jagger's) old lady at the time was Chrissie Shrimpton, and she said, "Come and see my young man, he's singin'' in a band.' I said, 'Alright.' So, I went over to Eel Pie and I saw about 12 people there. And there I was, waitin' for the last train back to Waterloo, and singing to myself, being every drunk, and singing a song, or two, and John said, 'That young man (laughs) over there can sing!' So he made a formal approach."

Rod Stewart kicks off a 13-date UK tour on November 23rd in Manchester, England. Throughout the trek, Rod and his band will be backed by a 36-piece orchestra.

AUDIO: ROD STEWART ON BEING DISCOVERED