Rod Stewart  dips in the well of hits originally recorded by women vocalists as well aside from Motown greats.

Etta James was a way up there on the radar when it comes to her vocals that put her at the top of the R&B charts.

She proved that in 1968 with her R&B ballad titled, "I'd Rather Go Blind."

The song was also a hit for Christine McVie (Christine Perfect) a year down the road. later she would join Fleetwood Mac.

From the 1972 album: 'Never A Dull Moment'

"I'd Rather Go Blind":