Personalities | Al Stewart | Sixties | Rock

(Guitar, vocals, b. 1945)

Once lead guitarist with Bournemouth’s Tony Blackburn and The Rovers, Stewart’s commercial discography as a solo artist commenced with a 1966 Xerox of a Yardbirds LP track, ‘Turn Into Earth’. Very bound up in himself lyrically, he impinged on national consciousness via mild media uproar over his insertion of a rude word in autobiographical ‘Love Chronicles’, title track of a 1969 album. As a post-Woodstock singer-songwriter, he penetrated the US Top 10 with 1976’s ‘Year Of The Cat’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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