Al Stewart

Folk rock, Musical Artist

1945 –

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Who is Al Stewart?

Alastair Ian "Al" Stewart is a Scottish singer-songwriter and folk-rock musician who rose to prominence as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s. He developed a unique style of combining folk-rock songs with delicately woven tales of characters and events from history.

Stewart is best known for his 1976 hit single "Year of the Cat", the title song from the platinum album of the same name. Though Year of the Cat and its 1978 platinum follow-up Time Passages brought Stewart his biggest worldwide commercial successes, earlier albums such as Past, Present and Future from 1973 are often seen as better examples of his intimate brand of historical folk-rock – a style to which he has returned in recent albums.

Stewart was a key figure in British music and he appears throughout the musical folklore of the revivalist era. He played at the first-ever Glastonbury Festival in 1970, knew Yoko Ono before she met John Lennon, shared a London apartment with a young Paul Simon, and hosted at the Les Cousins folk club in London in the 1960s.

Stewart has released sixteen studio and three live albums since his debut album Bedsitter Images in 1967, and continues to tour extensively in the US, Canada, Europe, and the UK. His latest release is Uncorked, which was released on his independent label, Wallaby Trails Recordings.

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Born
Sep 5, 1945
Glasgow
Also known as
  • Alastair Ian Stewart
Parents
Spouses
Religion
  • Agnosticism
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • Scotland
Profession
Education
  • Wycliffe College
Lived in
  • Glasgow
  • Los Angeles
  • Marin County

Submitted
on July 23, 2013