Australian singles chart:
Maggie May entered the Kent charts on 4 October 1971 and was a #1 hit. The song was #6 on the Top 100 of 1971.

The song is on Every Picture Tells a Story which entered the Kent album charts on 4 October 1971. The album reached #1 on 1 November 1971 and held the top spot for 5 weeks.

Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton

Rod Stewart

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Maggie May was recorded in just two takes in one session.
The song was Stewart’s first substantial hit as a solo performer and launched his solo career. It remains one of his best-known songs.
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This song was inspired by the woman who deflowered Stewart when he was 16. In the January 2007 issue of Q magazine, Stewart said: “Maggie May was more or less a true story, about the first woman I had sex with, at the Beaulieu Jazz Festival.”
With his reputation on the line, Stewart was nervous. He said the encounter was over “in a few seconds.”
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