Sir Rod Stewart has upped the romance this Valentine’s as he dedicated his latest social media post to his beloved wife, Penny Lancaster. The rocker, 79, posted the loved-up post from a recording studio, writing in the caption: “Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.”
In the clip, he played a snippet of his rendition of Pennies from Heaven which is featured on his new Swing Fever album with Jools Holland.
Introducing the song, which was originally made famous by Bing Crosby in 1936, Rod told his 1.4 million Instagram followers: “Next up is a very well-known Pennies from Heaven, here we go! Pennies from Heaven – oh yes she is!”
The Maggie May singer’s sweet post touched the hearts of many of his followers. Penny, whom he married in 2007, also showed her appreciation with a heart emoji.
A fan named Jazmine wrote: “Aww Roddy you and @penny.lancaster are the sweetest! Thank you, Penny, for inspiring some beautiful love songs like this and Precious Memories.”
Martyn echoed: “I’m married to a Penny and you’re correct Rod. Penny’s From Heaven.”
A third said: ”You are so adorable,” While Maureen praised: “Great Valentine’s gift. Thank you Sir Rod.”
And Margie recalled: “Rod do you remember that Lancaster penny I gave you (or Penny) I’m not sure how long ago. It was supposed to be a good luck charm.”
Rod and Squeeze keyboardist Jools have been promoting their new album ahead of its release later this month.
The track will salute 13 timeless classics, including Pennies From Heaven, Harry James’s Lullaby of Broadway and Billie Holiday’s Them There Eyes.
Opening up about teaming up with Jools and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Rod said in a new interview with The Times: “Jools and I grew up on the same stuff, so it was easy peasy.”
Back in December, the duo shocked fans with an impromptu performance at London’s St Pancras train station.
They discussed the rush hour performance during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, with Rod explaining: “I used to be a busker, I busked all over Paris and Spain, but this particular night in London… We didn’t get the permission. We were supposed to get permission from the police, but as I’m a Knight of the Realm, I think they overlooked it.”