When Rod Stewart played to fans in Plymouth on Saturday night, he intended the show to end with his 1975 anthem Sailing as the perfect tribute to the city’s historic naval status.
But the Scottish singer, 78, has found himself in deep water after wrongly blaming the lord mayor of Plymouth for stopping his concert early and robbing fans of a memorable singalong.
Audience members at the city’s Home Park said that just after 10.30pm the stage was plunged into darkness when a “man in black” walked onto the stage to speak to Stewart halfway through Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? — at which point the singer left and the lights came up.
According to reports, Stewart told the crowd “the lord mayor had put