Al Stewart

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": singer-songwriter folk classic rock soft rock rock 70s pop british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

5 September 1945, Greencock, near Glasgow, Scotland. Stewart first came to prominence during the folk boom of the mid-60s. His musical career began in Bournemouth, England where he played guitar, backing Tony Blackburn in the Sabres. In 1965, he moved to London, played at various folk clubs and shared lodgings with Jackson C. Frank, Sandy Denny and Paul Simon. Stewart was signed to Decca Records in 1966 and released one unsuccessful single, ‘The Elf’, featuring Jimmy Pag e on lead guitar. The following year, he joined CBS Records and released the acoustic, string-accompanied, introspective Bedsitter Images. The succeeding Love Chronicles, a diary of Stewart’s romantic life, was most notable for the lengthy title track and the fact that it used a contentious word (‘fucking’) in an allegedly artistic context. The singer’s interest in acoustic folk continued on Zero She Flies, which featured the historical narrative...

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