Rod has been doing his thing since the late 60's and he's still doing it. This song was originally written and performed by Cat Stevens. It's also been covered by Sheryl Crow and it was a big hit for her too. When Rod first started out in the late 60's, he and Jeff Beck started the Jeff Beck Group. They put out a couple of albums and then split up and Rod hit it big with Maggie May as a solo artist. So did Jeff Beck. For now, let's enjoy Rod's performance video of The First Cut is the Deepest. Check it out!