He is known for his contributions to the American folk music movement of the s while with the Kingston Trio — and as a popular music songwriter of the Monkees ' No.
Stewart and spent his childhood and adolescence in southern California, living mostly in the cities of Pasadena and Claremont. He graduated in from Pomona Catholic High Schoolwhich at the time was a coeducational school. San Antonio Junior College in Pomona, California, duringwhen he was active in its music and theater programs.
He composed his first song, "Shrunken Head Boogie," when he was ten years old. I would listen to Sons of the Pioneers records. Tex Ritter really turned me on to music. Stewart's Furball - Spacegirl venture into popular music was with a high school garage band known as Johnny Stewart and the Furies. Influenced by the reigning icons of the day, Elvis Presley and Buddy Hollythe Furies toured southern California colleges and coffee houses, releasing one single, "Rockin' Anna," which was a minor, regional hit.
Following the breakup of the Furies and a short time as a member of the Woodsmen, Stewart teamed Angela (60), Nino (90) - Ma Io Appartengo A Un Altro Amore / Nino with Gil Robbins father of actor Tim Robbins and John Montgomery to form the Cumberland Three, a group patterned after, and heavily influenced by, the increasingly popular Kingston Trio.
The major accomplishment of the Cumberland Three was a two-LP set of Songs from the Civil Warwith the albums containing a compilation of songs from the Confederacy and the Unionrespectively. In all, the Cumberland Three released three albums, after which Stewart left the group to join the Kingston Trio, replacing Trio founder Dave Guard in The Kingston Trio had emerged from the relatively crowded San Francisco folk music culture inusing a mixture of calypsopop, and folk styles, along with several forms of Living On Easy - John Stewart - Chilly Winds , in their act.
The group had become one of the best-known and best-selling acts on the folk music scene and were enjoying a lucrative recording and touring contract with Capitol Recordshaving ten albums under their collective belts, when Dave Guard departed the group in to explore other musical directions.
Stewart was selected by the remaining members Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane as Guard's successor, bringing with him his respected skills as a musician, composer, and performer.
Reynolds, Shane, and Stewart would record a dozen albums together, taking the music of the Trio into new directions, including more original material, and performing covers of songs by relative newcomers Tom PaxtonMason Williams and Gordon Lightfoot.
The pop-folk era began to wane as the music of groups such as the Beatlesthe Rolling Stonesand fellow Californians the Beach Boys increasingly dominated the charts, and in the members of the Kingston Trio decided to disband. Living On Easy - John Stewart - Chilly Winds continued to write songs and record for Capitol, while touring as a solo act.
It was during this time that Living On Easy - John Stewart - Chilly Winds composed the hit " Daydream Believer " for the Monkees which was a hit for Anne Murray as well, and the closest Stewart came to writing a " standard ". He later toured with Robert F.
Kennedy 's ill-fated presidential campaign and met and married in fellow folk singer Buffy Ford  with whom he remained until Hung On The Heart (Of A Man Back Home) - John Stewart - Wingless Angels death.
He recorded a string of albums, including his signature album, California Bloodlines as well as WillardCannons in the Rainand Wingless Angels. Though usually successful with critics and a core group of fans, Stewart's albums were not considered commercial successes; he left Capitol after only two solo releases and was signed by Warner Bros. Recordswhere he also recorded just two albums before moving on to RCA Recordswith whom he released three LPs including a live performance album, The Phoenix Concerts.
Stewart followed his release from RCA with a contract at the Robert Stigwood organization, the same organization that serviced Het Schlagerlied - Various - Annes Vlaamse 10 - Zomereditie recording contracts for Eric Clapton, the Bee Geesas well as several other disco performers. The artist further claimed the tune meant nothing to him, having done it for the money and to please his record company.
However, the follow-up album, Dream Babies Go Hollywoodproved to be a commercial disappointment, hitting only 85 on the album chart. Stewart's later and most significant success was as a songwriter. He also continued to record new material, producing CDs on his own "Neon Dreams" label in between commercial releases. They usually coincided with one of his tours. His last album was The Day the River Sang in Over his last years, Stewart teamed up with former Kingston Trio Living On Easy - John Stewart - Chilly Winds Nick Reynolds to offer fans the ultimate Trio Fantasy: performing for and with Stewart and Reynolds.
A tape of Stewart's song "Mother Country" from California Bloodlines was played on the Apollo 11 spacecraft during its return to Earth. The production team of CNN's film " Apollo 11 " heard the song while listening to archival footage of the flight and included a blend of the astronaut's tape with the original studio recording of the tune in the soundtrack as the craft approached the Earth's atmosphere. Stewart had a passion for painting, doing art shows and covers for his recordings and books.
He continued to be a prolific songwriter and toured the United States and Europe regularly. Stewart's brother Mikewho died infounded the folk-rock group We Five in the mid s. He was the uncle of Jamie Stewart of the band Xiu Xiu. InStewart was diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer's Diseasebut resolved to continue performing as long as he was able.
He was 68 years old. In addition to his wife, Buffy, he was survived by their son Luke, along with three children from a previous marriage: Amy, Jeremy, and Mikael a sound technician. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the opera singer from Cleveland, see John Stewart tenor. Main article: The Kingston Trio discography. USA Today. Associated Press. Retrieved 2 August October 12, Virgin Books.
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